Jefferson’s stars fly the flag for North

THERE are three reasons why Waiting Patiently’s brilliant win at Kempton was celebrated so warmly after Malcolm Jefferson’s exciting chaser extended his unbeaten run over fences to five.

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Sean Quinlan won the North Yorkshire National on I Just Know for Sue and Harvey Smith.

National ambitions after I Just Know wins Catterick showpiece

SUE and Harvey Smith’s monopoly of the North Yorkshire National continued when I Just Know made every yard of running to win this year’s renewal.

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Racehorse Trainer Malcolm Jefferson with Cloudy Dreams

Yorkshire duo in Gold Cup entries

TWO TOP steeplechasers from Yorkshire feature amongst 38 entries for the blue riband Cheltenham Gold Cup.

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Mark Johnston is expected to become Britain's winning-most trainer this year.

Johnston calls for revamp of championships

MARK JOHNSTON has called for the introduction of 12 month championships to determine Flat racing’s leading trainer, owner and jockey.

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Hill could follow Wetherby route

WARREN Greatrex plans to run top prospect Keeper Hill in either the Grade Two Towton Novices’ Chase at Wetherby on February 3 – or the Reynoldstown Chase at Ascot a fortnight later.

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One to watch: Mysteree ridden by Richard Johnson.

Looking good for the Welsh Grand National

MICHAEL Scudamore reports Mysteree to be in top form ahead of the rearranged Coral Welsh Grand National at Chepstow on Saturday.

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Road To Respect ridden by Sean Flanagan (right) clears the last on the way to winning the Leopardstown Christmas Chase. Picture: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Christmas Chase success singles out Road To Respect as genuine Gold Cup contender

YORKSHIRE training legend Michael Dickinson’s feat of training the first five horses home in the 1983 Cheltenham Gold Cup was nearly matched by leading owner Michael O’Leary in one of Ireland’s premier steeplechases.

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A triumphant Colin's Sister returns to the winner's enclosure after winning Wetherby's West Yorkshire Hurdle.

O’Brien chooses Cheltenham for Colin’s Sister to follow up Wetherby winner

WETHERBY winner Colin’s Sister is set to reappear on New Year’s Day at Cheltenham.

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Black Corton and Bryony Frost win The 32Red Kauto Star Novices' Steeple Chase Race.

Kempton redemption as Might Bite cruises to King George win

steeplechasing has a new superstar after Might Bite landed the King George VI Chase – and Kempton redemption

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Jockey Henry Brooke won Wetherby's Rowland Meyrick Chase.

Brooke leaves it late with Get On The Jager

HENRY BROOKE’S enterprise paid off when Get On The Jager won a frantic finish to Wetherby’s feature Rowland Meyrick Chase.

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Thistlecrack ridden by Tom Scudamore wins the King George VI Chase at Kempton last year. Picture: Julian Herbert/PA.

Hopes are high for Thistlecrack

TOM SCUDAMORE is hopeful that Thistlecrack can silence the critics and return to winning ways in the 32Red King George VI Chase – jump racing’s mid-season highlight – at Kempton on Boxing Day.

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Danny Cook schools Definitly Red over a replica Grand National fence at Malton.

Definitly Red heads for Doncaster with Gold Cup a consideration

DEFINITLY Red will step up his preparations for a possible tilt at the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup with an outing in the Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster on January 27.

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Highland Lodge and Henry Brooke jump the final fence as they win the Betfred Becher Chase in 2015.

Jimmy Moffatt is hopeful Highland Lodge can repeat his Becher Chase feat

JIMMY MOFFATT took to heart the trenchant advice that he was given at the outset of his training career.

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Jack Kennedy

Kennedy’s brilliant horsemanship earns an unlikely victory

TEENAGE jockey Jack Kennedy produce the ride of the year – and possibly the recovery of the decade – when performing a minor miracle to win on Robin Des Mana at Clonmel.

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Vieux Lion Rouge and Tom Scudamore.

Lion ready to roar at Aintree again

DAVID Pipe reports Vieux Lion Rouge to be in prime condition ahead of his attempt to win the Randox Health Becher Chase at Aintree on Saturday.

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Total Recall ridden by Paul Townend (right) trail Whisper ridden by Davy Russel up the home straight before going on to win The Ladbrokes Trophy Race at Newbury.

Battling Present delivers at Newbury for Cotton

SIR Peter O’Sullevan’s broadcasting career was celebrated when the aptly-named Gold Present – owned by Yorkshire businessman John Cotton – won a special race that celebrated the champion commentator’s life and times.

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Thistlecrack ridden by Tom Scudamore runs in the Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury.

Outsider Goggles sees off illustrious opponents

TOM scudamore was phlegmatic in defeat after his horse of a lifetime Thistlecrack was well-beaten on his comeback at Newbury.

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Thistlecrack is ready to race again – Tizzard

COLIN Tizzard is hopeful that steeplechasing superstar Thistlecrack can make a winning return over hurdles at Newbury following a injury-hit year.

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The Yorkshire Post Says: Now get on with the job

The Yorkshire Post Says: Now get on with the job

If Theresa May’s government is genuinely committed to improving the future prospects of all, it will not hesitate to adopt many of the common sense measures set out in the latest report by the Social Mobility Commission after it revealed a “spiral of division” in Britain because of London’s dominance.

Jockey Miss Bryony Frost celebrates after her winning ride on Pacha Du Polder in the St. James's Place Foxhunter Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Chase during Gold Cup Day of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. (Picture: David Davies/PA Wire)

Festival heroine Frost pens one of the stories of the year

BRYONY Frost has already had a year to remember – she won the Foxhunters Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on Pacha Du Polder before turning professional.

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