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COUNTDOWN TO CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL: golden rules for a successful week of punting

As the mighty THISTLECRACK becomes the latest casualty, the battered and bruised Cheltenham Festival is limping into view on crutches.

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Kyle Ryde in action in Australia.

Ryde ready for Pucetti debut Down Under

Kyle Ryde will commence life with the Kawasaki Pucetti Racing Squad this weekend as the 2017 World Supersport Series gets underway in Australia.

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United Kingdom Champion Tyler Bate and WWE's new UK stars will make history - appearing for the first time at select WWE Live Events in the UK and Ireland from May 4 to 12.

BREAKING: WWE's new UK superstar wrestlers to join legends at Sheffield Arena

WWE's new UK superstar wrestlers will make history when they battle alongside legends on the next live tour - including a date at Sheffield Arena, we can exclusively reveal.

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Ryde arrives early as new season looms

Ryde arrives early as new season looms

Kyle Ryde flew out to Australia early as he prepares for the first race of the 2017 calendar at Phillip Island.

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Exciting novice chaser Altior is spring-heeled on his way to victory in the highlight of Newbury's stellar card last Saturday.

Can any of these magnificent seven ride into Grand National history at Aintree?

The juggernaut marked ‘Cheltenham Festival’ that is plunging headlong towards us was briefly stopped in its tracks this week by one of racing’s equally iconic standing dishes.

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Dave Musgrove (left) and Sandy Lyle.  Picture supplied by Coxmoor Golf Club.

Coxmoor Golf Club mourn death of former Sandy Lyle, Seve Ballesteros and Lee Janzen caddie Dave Musgrove

Coxmoor Golf Club have led the tributes made to former European Tour caddie Dave Musgrove.

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Wrestling super fan Michael Finney who's led a campaign to get the "British Bulldog" accepted into the wrestling hall of fame

OPINION: Why the British Bulldog deserves a place in the WWE Hall of Fame

A Mansfield wrestling fanatic has launched an online campaign to get the British Bulldog inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Superstars from the world of WWE and Hollywood have backed the campaign, joining a petition with close to 13,000 signatures.

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Arenacross UK 2017 Tour Sheffield Arena Pro winner Cedric Soubeyras, centre, celebrates with with second placed Angelo Pellegrini and third Thomas Ramette.

RESULTS & REPORT: Arenacross UK Tour 2017 roars into Sheffield Arena

Motorbike superstar Cedric Soubeyras thrilled a packed Sheffield Arena as he rode a near perfect main event to slightly stretch his Pro championship lead in the Arenacross UK 2017 championship.

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Two of Yorkshire trainer Malcolm Jefferson's top horses make the list. He is pictured here with his crack 2m novice chaser, Cloudy Dream.

COUNTDOWN TO CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL: horses to follow from the opening weeks of 2017

This is not an easy time of year for racing fans. On the one hand, we cannot wait for the Cheltenham Festival. On the other hand, our feverish anticipation is sullied by the dreaded news of yet another star turn sidelined by injury or worse.

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ABC superstar Martin Fry will headline this year's Eroica Britannia cycling festival - then join family and fans on their bikes in the Peak District.

Eroica Britannia cycling festival steps up a gear with ABC's Martin Fry and DJ Norman Jay

Poison Arrow hitmaker Martin Fry is on target to join thousands of fans on a bike ride after he headlines a retro cycling festival weekend in the Peak District.

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PREVIEW: Daredevil bikers jump to it for Arenacross UK 2017 Tour at Sheffield Arena

Motorbike fans are getting all revved up for three hours of fast and furious racing with some of the world's top riders in action this weekend when Arenacross UK returns to Sheffield Arena.
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SuperBowl preview: Hand of immortality beckons the ageless Tom Brady

SuperBowl preview: Hand of immortality beckons the ageless Tom Brady

After Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal struck a blow for the golden oldies at the Australian Open last week, an athlete even longer in the tooth will attempt to etch his name even further into sporting immortality on Sunday.

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The ill-fated Many Clouds gets the better of Thistlecrack at Cheltenham on Saturday. (PHOTO BY: Julian Herbert PA Wire/PA Images)

Many tears for Many Clouds as Thistlecrack doubts creep in

A devotion to, an obsession with or even an addiction to horse racing comes with many strings attached. They include heart strings, at which the sad death of MANY CLOUDS at Cheltenham on Saturday tugged uncontrollably.

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Strongman Eddie Hall rides off with motorbike prize after lifting Britain's Strongest Man title at Doncaster Dome. Photos: Marisa Cashill.

Strongman Eddie Hall smokes competition with world record title win

Strongman Eddie 'The Beast' Hall got fans all revved up after he muscled his way into the history books yet again and won a motorbike - then burnt out the back tyre doing a celebratory wheel spin.

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Willie Mullins, trainer of both Annie Power and Faugheen, winners of the last two Champion Hurdles at the Cheltenham Festival. (PHOTO BY: horseracingphotos.co.uk)

Annie Power’s glory bid is off, but the countdown to Cheltenham and Aintree is on

The injury that has sabotaged ANNIE POWER’s bid to retain the Champion Hurdle crown is the latest setback to mask the excitement enveloping the countdown to another Cheltenham Festival.

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A packed crowd lighting up Sheffield Arena with their mobiles

WIN: Arenacross VIP night out at Sheffield Arena

Jump to it and you could win a luxury VIP night out for two to see daredevil motorbike riders in Arenacross action.

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Big crowds and high enjoyment levels make racing one of the best and most popular days out in British sport.

Racing basks in glow of booming attendance figures and soaring enjoyment levels

Horse racing’s lofty status as one of the best and most popular days out in British sport has been confirmed by the latest figures covering attendances and enjoyment levels.

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Kauto Star strides to one of his record-breaking five victories in the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park.

The Kempton Park closure conundrum -- sad and wrong, or sensible and crucial?

In one way, it came as a blessed relief. A respite for racing’s news agenda from the interminable debate about ITV’s coverage which, for yawns, was beginning to match the BHA v Jim Best disciplinary saga.

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Doncaster Senior League round-up

FA CUP PREVIEW: Fourth round ball numbers confirmed...

Former England internationals Michael Owen and Martin Keown will draw the fixtures for the fourth round of the FA Cup tonight.

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Horses circling the paddock during the big Christmas meeting at Wetherby, one of many racecourses to stage thrilling action during the festive holiday.

From Thistlecrack to Redhotfillypeppers -- performances that lit up the Christmas and New Year holiday

As ITV takes over the reins for terrestrial TV racing coverage, it seems only right to start the first column of 2017 with reference to one of the favourite sayings of a key member of its new team.

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