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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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Errors prove decisive as battling Matlock slip  to third defeat of season

Errors prove decisive as battling Matlock slip to third defeat of season

Matlock 1sts slipped to third in the table as they went down to defeat at top-of-the-table rivals Coalville.

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Snow fails to stop Matlock AC runners at monthly thread race

Snow fails to stop Matlock AC runners at monthly thread race

Snow took its toll on the race calendar with the Bolsover 10k road race, which is also in the Matlock Atheletic Club Senior GP, due to be held on Sunday, postponed until Sunday, 14th January.

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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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Luke Howard in action against Bakewell. He scored four tries. Pic: Colin Baker

Matlock RFC are too good for Mannerians in local derby

Matlock welcomed their old friends and rivals Bakewell Mannerians to Cromford Meadows for an eagerly-awaited local derby on Saturday and ran out 37-5 winners.

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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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Mike Allen, who opened the scoring for Matlock with a try after only two minutes against Ashbourne.

Title-chasing Matlock held to draw in battle of attrition

Title-chasing Matlock were held to a 10-10 draw amid horrendous weather in their latest match in the Midlands 2 East (North) division of the National League.

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The victorious White Peak Fell Runners quartet.

Matlock duo help White Peak fell-runners to relay glory

A group of competing fell runners from three different clubs, including Matlock AC, buried their fierce rivalries for one weekend only to join forces and pull off a tremendous victory in the annual Lee Mill Fell Relays in Lancashire.

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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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Matlock cyclists out in force to tackle tough mudder course

Matlock cyclists out in force to tackle tough mudder course

Mud-happy Matlock Cycling Club riders were out in force over the weekend in Round 8 of the Notts Derbyshire Cyclo-cross League at Markeaton Park.

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Two clubs close the gap at the top on the leaders

WITH Edgefold No 1 without a match, Matlock Golf Club and Edgefold No 2 both moved to within a point of the leaders in the Ashford Arms Premier Division of the Darley Dale abd District League.

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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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Matlock runners make cross country league debuts

Matlock runners make cross country league debuts

There was a good turnout of 15 men and 13 women for Matlock Athletic Club for the second round of the BDL (Booths Decorators League) Series of five cross country races.

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Daring rider George Parker in action during the U12 boys race

Golden girls Longden and Limb take new cyclo-cross course by storm

Victories for Grace Longden and Harriet Limb were two of the highlights for Matlock Cycling Club when they tackled a new course in round seven of the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Cyclo-Cross League.

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Bonus-point victory as Matlock return to form

Bonus-point victory as Matlock return to form

Following a below par performance the previous week, Matlock went into the Midlands 2 East (North) 46-5 victory against Southwell knowing they needed to start with greater intensity in both attack and defence.

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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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Muddy mayhem for Matlock riders at cyclo-cross series

Members of Matlock Cycling Club were in action across many age groups for round six of the Notts and Derby Cyclo Cross League.

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A determined Elliott Boam in action for Matlock during their defeat away to Nottingham Casuals. (PHOTO BY: Colin Baker).

Lacklustre Matlock sink to second defeat of season

A below-par performance got what it deserved as Matlock sank to only their second defeat of the National League season away to Nottingham Casuals.

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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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