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COUNTDOWN TO CHELTENHAM: horses to follow from the Jumps season so far

Inexorably, inevitably, the Cheltenham Festival is swinging into view. The rest of the Jumps season, which now resembles one, long dress-rehearsal, one, long schooling session, has hit the home straight and the winning post of mid-March is on the horizon.

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Nick Jordan in action at the Sewerby Parkrun

ATHLETICS: Lewis sparkles in Humberside Championships

It was the Humberside cross country championships on Sunday January 7, where runners are categorised by age, taking on club members from across the region.

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Northcliffe Three, who claimed their first win of the season, are, from left, David Peacock, Debbie Davis, Megan Sharp and Margot Shaw

BADMINTON: Acorn Two scale heights to sink BBC Three

Acorn Two produced their best performance of the season so far as they defeated BBC Three 12-2 in Division Three of the Level Doubles format in the Bridlington Badminton League.

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Otis Floyd in action for Bridlington RUFC at home to Cleckheaton

Thompson sparkles as Bridlington RUFC sink Cleckheaton

Bridlington returned from the festive break in style, recording a powerful home win against Cleckheaton in North One East.

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The favourite, Poetic Rhythm (right), pounces late on Mulcahy's Hill, to win the Grade One Betfred Challow Novices' Hurdle at Newbury on Saturday.

CHRISTMAS RACING REVIEW: from Faugheen and Might Bite to Sizing John and Buveur D’Air

Like unwanted presents strewn at the bottom of the Christmas tree, a sackful of shocks and surprises rocked the racing programme over the festive holiday.

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Blaklion, impressive winner of the Randox Health Becher Chase over the Grand National fences at Aintree on Saturday.

Gold Cup hero back with bang in weekend that was Sceaux (or Sceau) good

You had to know your Sceaux from your Sceau when analysing and assessing a weekend of racing action that warmed the cockles of even the coldest of hearts amid the ice and snow.

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Emily Asquith shows off her winners medal and certificate after claiming victory in the NABGC Championships

National title delight for Bridlington boxing star Emily

Bridlington Boxing Club’s Emily Asquith won her second national title last weekend.

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Total Recall, trained by Willie Mullins and ridden by Paul Townend, won the first edition of the �250,000 Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury on Saturday.

All the stars aligned as Newbury serves up best meeting of Jumps season so far

It’s not often all the stars are aligned and you get all your ducks in a row at a race meeting. But that was definitely the case last weekend at Newbury, who dished up the best, and most enjoyable, fare of the Jumps season so far.

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Bridlington Martial Arts and Fitness Centre claimed all three podium spots in Team Kata, some of whom are aiming to earn Olympic trials spots, along with chief coach Stuart Hicken

Bridlington Martial Arts Club earn 24 world gold medals

Bridlington Martial Arts and Fitness Centre scooped 24 gold medals in the TYGA World Open Martial Arts Championships at Crystal Palace.

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VIDEO PREVIEW: WWE legends bringing new 5 Star Wrestling live weekly TV shows to UK Arenas

WWE legends Rey Mysterio, John Morrison and Rob Van Dam are bringing new 5 Star Wrestling live weekly TV shows to UK Arenas in 2018 and we have all the ticket details.

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IN PICTURES: Bridlington's first Santa Run

Around 100 runners swapped their sports kit for Santa suits as Bridlington Lions hosted a new event for the town.

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Beverley chosen as starting point for biggest-ever Tour de Yorkshire ahead of grand finale in Leeds

NEXT YEAR’S Tour de Yorkshire will begin in Beverley and cover 711 km before finishing in Leeds three days later.

The first Tour de Yorkshire began in Bridlington in 2015

Tour will not pass through Bridlington next year

The 2018 Tour de Yorkshire will not be visiting Bridlington, but cycling enthusiasts will not have far to travel to catch a glimpse of the star names.

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Racing legend John Francome, who was champion jockey seven times.

Legend John Francome looks back as Newbury’s big race begins new era

You might know it as the Hennessy Gold Cup. But you have to get used to calling it the Ladbrokes Trophy from now on.

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Elgin (left) powers past long-time leader Misterton at the final flight to win the Greatwood Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham, the feature race on Sunday. (PHOTO BY: Julian Herbert/PA Wire/PA Images)

Cheltenham’s November meeting was the most underwhelming I can remember

Cheltenham’s November meeting, better known under its previous guise as The Open or even the Paddy Power, is so popular that its reputation is largely untouchable.

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Jockey Danny Tudhope after he was crowned Cock O' The North at Doncaster on Saturday.

Buoyant Tudhope crowned Cock O’ The North jockey for the first time

There are those who reckon Doncaster’s November Handicap meeting, which wrapped up a magnificent 2017 Flat season on Saturday, has lost its pizzazz.

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Steve Tighe with one of his sponsors, Vanessa Rowbottom from Lloyd Dowson

Steve completes 65 miles at world’s toughest race

Bridlington’s Steve Tighe secured another top 100 finish in one of the most gruelling races on earth.

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Mark Selby won the title for the second time by beating Ronnie OSullivan in the final last year

WIN: World Snooker tickets to 2017 Betway UK Championship in York

World Snooker's top stars return to York this month for the Betway UK Championship and here’s your chance to win tickets to the showpiece final.

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Emily Asquith, who boxes for England, has won a number of titles and gold medals.

Emily boxes clever to claim gold medal success

Headlands School student Emily Asquith has continued to enjoy success on the international boxing stage.

Glorious surroundings...not such glorious weather.

Happy birthday Parkrun!

More than 120 runners braved cold and wet weather to help Sewerby Parkrun celebrate its sixth birthday.

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