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Matlock turn on style to beat Spalding

Matlock RUFC turned in another fine display to beat Spalding 38-19.

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ROCK ON TOM! -- jockey Tom Queally, rider of Frankel, who leapt back on to racing's big stage with victory at Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot.

The horses, jockeys and trainers who lit up another marvellous Champions Day at Ascot

Champions Days and Champions Weekends in the UK and Ireland are relatively new phenomenons in racing. But as I bask in the afterglow of another radiant success at Ascot on Saturday, it’s hard to imagine how we ever got on without them.

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Cameron Orr gets his award

Sam takes top honour at Dales Sports Awards

Wushu competitor Sam Mak is the 2016 Derbyshire Dales Sportsperson of the Year.

Craig Pollard.

GOLF TIPS: How to get more yardage

Would you like to hit the golf ball further? Craig Pollard, an Advanced PGA Professional, who is the head teaching professional at South Chesterfield Golf Club, offers his tips.

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Lottery millions helping to bring world's top cyclists to Yorkshire for 2019 UCI Road World Cycle Championships

Lottery millions for Yorkshire cycling showcase 'will enhance UK as world leading host'

Millions of pounds of National Lottery funding for the 2019 UCI Road World Cycle Championships will help Yorkshire enhance the UK's reputation as a world leading host, says the head of UK Sport.
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James Fairclough in action for Matlock last weekend.

Southwell make a winning return to Matlock

Matlock were beaten 25-15 in their first encounter with Southwell to Cromford Meadows for many years.

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Matlock's Sarah Briggs at the National Trophy CX meeting at Derby.

Matlock riders make national debuts

The first round of the British Cycling National Trophy cyclocross was held at the Moorways Centre Derby on Sunday.

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Tony Barrable

Barrable wins 91st race title

Local runner Tony Barrable broke a course record in completing the 30th Goose Fair Gallop 10km.

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Billy Cartwright

More than 40 MAC runners in Whitworth Thread 5k race

More than 40 Matlock Athletic Club runners took part in the monthly Whitworth Thread 5k park run, which doubled up as the club’s junior and senior grand prix.

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WHO'S THE DADDY? -- Jim Crowley, pictured relaxing with his three children, Bella, 7, Alice, 9, and Sam, 3, will be crowned champion jockey for the first time at Ascot on Saturday.

Race-by-race guide to Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot

It scarcely seems credible that more than six months have passed since it all began. Since THE LAST LION bolted up in the Betway Brocklesby. Since SECRET BRIEF ploughed his way through the Doncaster mud in the Betway Lincoln.

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2015 DSSA Sports Awards Sportsperson of the Year Bradley Moore.

Derbyshire’s stars of school sport to be recognised at the Proact

Talented sports performers and volunteers from across the county will gather at Chesterfield’s Proact Stadium on Wednesday 19th October to discover the winners of the 2016 Derbyshire Schools Sports Association (DSSA) Sports Awards.

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Professor Kath Mitchell, Hayley Lever, Andy Reed OBE and Ilana Freestone at the Towards an Active Derbyshire launch.

Derbyshire Sport launch campaign to get 50,000 people active

Derbyshire Sport have launched a campaign to get 50,000 more of the county’s residents active by 2021.

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FITTING TRIBUTE -- the Tom O'Ryan Champion Apprentice Trophy, which will be presented on Qipco Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday, October 15.

New champion apprentice trophy named after ‘great racing man’ Tom O’Ryan

This year’s champion apprentice jockey will receive a trophy newly named after racing personality Tom O’Ryan, whose death in August sent shockwaves through the sport.

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Race win No. 90 for experienced Matlock runner

Race win No. 90 for experienced Matlock runner

Matlock runner Tony Barrable claimed a 90th race title of his career.

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Matlock cling on to first half lead away to Casuals

Matlock cling on to first half lead away to Casuals

Following good displays in their last two games, Matlock travelled to Notts Casuals with a quiet confidence but by the end of this match that confidence was seemed somewhat misplaced.

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In-form Vaughan top three at Markeaton Cyclocross event

In-form Vaughan top three at Markeaton Cyclocross event

First year Cyclocross rider Cheryl Vaughan continued her run of impressive form to take third place in the women’s race of Round 4 of the NDCXL at Markeaton Park on Sunday.

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Lou Bates broke the course record and picked up a �500 prize, beating Emily Verroken and Rebecca Goodson into second and third respectively with a time of 1:42:8. (Pic:

New women’s course record at Monsal Hill climb

The womens course record tumbled at the 2016 Monsal Hill Climb on a day when almost 200 riders visited the Peak District beauty spot.

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MOORE THE MERRIER -- Ryan Moore (the jockey, not the golfer!), who steered Found to victory in Sundays Qatar Prix de lArc de Triomphe at Chantilly.

Trainer Aidan O’Brien’s 1-2-3 in the Arc is one of racing’s greatest feats

Well, what a Sunday that was if you’re name happens to be Ryan Moore. Bagging the crucial point that regained the Ryder Cup for the USA and riding the winner of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Not a bad day’s work, by anybody’s standards.

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Golf star Danny Willett

Ryder Cup aftermath - Willett: ‘Some US golf fans proved my brother right’

Danny Willett has suggested that some of the American Ryder Cup golf fans proved his brother right with their behaviour at Hazeltine.

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