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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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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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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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Owen Jordan (left) in action.

Fencer Owen secures silver medal in Bahrain

Globetrotting Nuthall fencer Owen Jordan has returned from the World Championships in Bahrain with a silver medal.

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One of the star attractions of Qipco Champions Day, Queen Elizabeth II Stakes favourite Ribchester, with his trainer Richard Fahey, at an open day at his yard last month. (PHOTO BY: Tony Johnson).

Race-by-race guide and tips for Qipco Champions Day at Ascot

Long gone are the days when you waved goodbye to the Flat season on the tail of the winner of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on the first Sunday in October.

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Newmarket's Rowley Mile course, which is staging some tremendous end-of-season action on the Flat, including this weekend with the Dubai Future Champions Festival. (PHOTO BY: horseracingphoto.co.uk)

Newmarket, Ascot and Doncaster set to deliver fitting finale to Flat season

Enable, Harry Angel, Winter, a vintage Royal Ascot, Big Orange, Battaash, Ribchester, Aidan O’Brien’s Group One record bid, Ulysses, Highland Reel, a cracking St Leger and a thrilling Derby.

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He's the man! Frankie Dettori who rode a record-breaking fifth Arc victory on board Enable at Chantilly on Sunday.

Ooh-la-la! Enable spearheads an Arc Day to remember in France

France has a long-established reputation for showcasing the very best of racing on Arc Day -- and Sunday’s captivating renewal was no exception.

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The Sundried t-shirt, made from coffee grounds

REVIEW: Ethical ‘made from coffee’ running gear

Looking good, feeling comfortable and being visible to traffic have long been traditional considerations for joggers choosing their running gear.

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Molly Renshaw gets Commonwealth Games call

Selston swimmer Molly Renshaw has been selected to represent Team England at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Queensland, Australia.

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World champion Michael van Gerwen is heading for Nottingham. (PHOTO BY: Lawrence Lustig)

Van Gerwen leads world’s best darts players heading for Nottingham

Some of the world’s best darts players are to descend on Nottingham for a 12th time when the 2018 Unibet Premier League returns to the Motorpoint Arena.

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Weekend to forget for Ryde

Weekend to forget for Ryde

It was a weekend to forget for Jacksdale race ace Kyle Ryde at the French stage of the World Supersport Championship.

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Capri, ridden by Ryan Moore, holds on to win the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster.

Doncaster’s crown jewel shines brightly, but the diamonds need a polish

For as long as I can remember, Doncaster’s St Leger meeting every September has been a highlight of the racing calendar.

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Ollie Hynd in Rio - picture by onEdition.

Swim ace Hynd’s message of support after Mexico earthquake sees World Championships postponed

Kirkby’s Paralympics swimming star Ollie Hynd has sent a message of support and solidarity to the people of Mexico after the World Para Swimming Championships were postponed due to Tuesday’s devastating earthquake.

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2017,  World Superbike Championship PATA UK Round 06, Donington Park 77, kyle Ryde  during the race and  finishing in 11 position

Ryde crashes out in round 10 of World Championship

Jacksdale race ace Kyle Ryde crashed out of round 10 of the World Supersport Championship last weekend in Portugal.

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Mansfield 5 and 10k

Mansfield 10 & 5k 2017: Where did you finish? Full results

Here are the full results of Sunday’s Mansfield 10k and 5k races.

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LOOK: Can you spot a familiar face in our Mansfield 10k race gallery?

Notts AC’s Stuart King was crowned the new Mansfield 10k champion on Sunday.

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Stuart is King for the day with Mansfield 10k victory, Sutton Harriers land 5k double

Here is a full round-up of this year’s Mansfield 10k and 5k races with interviews with all the main players on the day.

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The rapidly-improving Defoe, one of the leading fancies, bidding to give jockey Andrea Atzeni his third St Leger triumph in the last four years.

It’s a St Leger to savour on Doncaster’s big sporting day out

A fascinating renewal of the world’s oldest Classic is set to light up Town Moor for Doncaster’s biggest sporting day out on Saturday.

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Jason Robinson OBE, Former England international.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Rugby legend to run 2017 Mansfield 10k race

This Sunday sees the third staging of the Mansfield 10k race, which this year also incorporates a 5k race too.

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