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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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Matlock Athletics Club runner Jade Stone in cross-country action at Holmebrook Valley Park, Chesterfield.

Ladies are champs to cap fairytale at Matlock AC

Forget the Baftas and their fairytale storylines! Matlock Athletics Club can give you a real zero-to-hero tale after their ladies were crowned cross-country league champions!

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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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John Statham, who scored one of Matlocks tries in their heroic attempt to cause a cup upset against Derby.

Brave underdogs Matlock give arch rivals Derby a cup scare

Plucky underdogs Matlock gave their long-term arch rivals Derby a genuine fright before succumbing in an entertaining Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire (NLD) Three Counties Cup tie at sunny Cromford Meadows.

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Mick Kuszynski, of Matlock Athletics Club, just behind Joanne Grant, of Milltown Millers, in the No Walk In The Park 5k race at Queens Park, Chesterfield last Saturday.

Matlock AC ladies poised to be crowned champions for the first time

The ladies of Matlock Athletics Club are poised to be crowned champions in the BDL Series of winter races for the first time.

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The triumphant Matlock Baileans U14 girls' hockey team after their two 9-1 victories.

Baileans’ golden girls on cloud nine after runaway wins

The talented Matlock Baileans U14 girls’ hockey team are on cloud nine after a day to remember.

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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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Bradbury has spring in his step at Tigger Tor fell race

Bradbury has spring in his step at Tigger Tor fell race

Matlock Athletic Club’s Richard Bradbury led the way at Totley AC’s 32nd Tigger Tor fell race, which started from Sheffield Tigers RUFC in Totley, Sheffield.

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Mike Allen is supported by Dave Hartley as Matlock defeated Southwell. Photo by Colin Baker

Wright brothers play starring role as Matlock gain revenge

Matlock gained revenge for a home defeat to high-flying Southwell by winning 31-5 in Nottinghamshire to go fourth in Midlands 2 East (North).

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Leaders beaten as final black is doubled to clinch victory

A THRILLING Joinery Joint Snooker League encounter saw Edgefold No 2 defeat leaders Alfreton Palmer Morewood No 1 on the final black.

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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:

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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Battling it out during the race at Trent Meadows are Matlock AC teammates Craig Allen and Karl Webster.

Gem Stone makes sure it’s a case of ladies first for Matlock AC

It was a case of ladies first when a record turnout of 32 Matlock Athletics Club runners contested the fifth round of the Booths Decorators Cross-Country League at Trent Meadows in Long Eaton.

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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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