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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.

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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

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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.

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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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Saxon Warrior wins the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster to give trainer Aidan O'Brien the new world record for Group One wins in a calendar year.

HORSES TO FOLLOW: 20 promising 2yos to remember for the Flat next spring

With just one weekend of the Flat season to go, courtesy of a terrific card at Doncaster, the mindsets of most punters are now switched on to the Jumps game. And it’s a time of year when many of us draw up horses to follow through the winter and on to the big festivals at Cheltenham, Aintree and Punchestown next spring.

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Nigel Fell and Paul Robinson

Brid pair celebrate 30 years on court

They could be the longest-serving partnership in badminton in Yorkshire.

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James Precious, red gloves, in action

Bridlington boxers Precious and Asquith star at home and abroad

Two young Bridlington boxers hit top form last weekend at home and abroad.

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Champion jockey Richard Johnson (left) with one of his main challengers for this year's title trophy, Sam Twiston-Davies. (PHOTO BY: Fiona Crawford)

Richard Johnson in the box-seat for his third jump jockeys’ championship

Once the Breeders’ Cup is out of the way, the focus of the racing community can switch wholeheartedly to the Jumps season, which stepped up a gear with the first meeting at Cheltenham last weekend.

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Cracksman and jockey Frankie Dettori, showing off his trademark flying dismount, who were the stars of the show on Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot. (PHOTO BY: Simon Hulme, Yorkshire Post Newspapers)

Frankel legacy lives on thanks to Cracksman, star of Ascot’s Champions Day

Journeying down to Ascot on Saturday, I was staggered to read in one of the previews that the Qipco British Champions Day concept had a “difficult birth” back in 2011.

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