North Yorkshire trainer Alan Swinbank spurns Catterick for Epsom bid

York Press: horse racing - zxc

11:57am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

NORTH Yorkshire trainer Alan Swinbank sidesteps his local Catterick venue today in favour of concentrating on Epsom where Ebony Express has a leading chance of capturing the £50,000 Investec City & Suburban Handicap in the hands of new stable jockey Ben Curtis.

Tennis: Tough start for returning Copmanthorpe

York Press: Tyke Petroleum men's Tennis league 'Division two champions Copmanthorpe: delighted to be returning to the top-flight after a seven-year absence.  (LtoR): Dave Beattie, Lindsay McLeod, Jack Wood, Rob Abbot, Graeme Butcher (captain) and Alan Parting

12:01pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

COPMANTHORPE will return to division one of the Tyke Petroleum Men's Tennis League after a six-year absence when the season kicks off on Sunday (APRIL27).

Champion jockey-elect Tony McCoy to dazzle at Wetherby

York Press: horse racing - zxc

12:09pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

THE remarkable Tony McCoy, who will be crowned champion jump jockey for a 19th consecutive time when the season draws to a close on Saturday, graces Wetherby with his presence this afternoon and is unlikely to return home empty-handed.

Hambleton trainer Kevin Ryan targets Redcar triumph

York Press: horse racing - zxc

10:10am Monday 21st April 2014

NORTH Yorkshire trainer Kevin Ryan is quickly getting his string into top gear.

Former champion jockey Paul Hanagan on Nottingham glory trail

York Press: Jockey Paul Hanagan during the Dubai Duty Free Weekend at Newbury Racecourse, Berkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 11, 2014. See PA story RACING Newbury. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire

10:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

PAUL HANAGAN has a late start to Easter Saturday, but the former Malton-based champion is expected to end the day in style.

Fahey and O’Meara tipped to land major prizes

York Press: Jockey Tony Hamilton

9:44am Friday 18th April 2014

IT IS Good Friday with a difference. Never before has the day hosted racing, and for many enthusiasts it's the opportunity to go behind the scenes at Open Days at Middleham and Lambourn. Those two events are still taking place, but there is opposition from a sensational £1 million all-weather meeting at Lingfield and a richly-endowed Musselburgh fixture, highlighted by the £50,000 Royal Mile.

Champion apprentice Jason Hart lines up winning Ripon yarn

York Press: horse racing - zxc

11:36am Thursday 17th April 2014

JASON HART, last year's champion apprentice, has made a flying start to the current campaign with half-a-dozen winners already under his belt and he can continue his successful spree at Ripon's opening meeting today.

Classic contender for Richard Fahey after Nell romp

York Press: William Derby in humourous encounter with Malton trainer and York race ace Richard Fahey

5:03pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

MALTON trainer Richard Fahey has a genuine Classic contender on his hands after Sandiva showed her class in the Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket this afternoon.

Parbold and Sandiva can shine at Newmarket for Malton trainer Richard Fahey

York Press: horse racing - zxc

10:51am Wednesday 16th April 2014

MALTON trainer Richard Fahey will know by the end of this afternoon whether his Classic aspirations for two of his horses are still intact.

Trainer Donald McCain tipped to keep up winning spree

York Press: David Moyes (left) and trainer Donald McCain in the parade ring during Pertemps Swinton Hurdle Day at Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-Le-Willows. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 11, 2013. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wir

11:18am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Donald McCain, who took Wetherby by storm on Sunday by winning the first three races on the card, can continue his successful spree at Kempton today.

Rivellino pushes for glory at Lingfield

York Press: horse racing - zxc

11:46am Tuesday 15th April 2014

RIVELLINO will go for glory in the £150,000 sprint on All-Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield on Friday, writes Steve Carroll.

Louis The Pious tipped to shine at Pontefract races

York Press: horse racing - zxc

11:23am Monday 14th April 2014

LOUIS THE PIOUS, a talented sprinter, who is likely to be York-bound next month for the Knavesmire's opening action, can start his season in style by winning the feature race at Pontefract this afternoon.

Trainer Carr tipped to land Thirsk's 2014 opener

York Press: Lady Cecil at Nottingham Racecourse, Nottingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday October 2, 2013. See PA story RACING Nottingham. Photo credit should read: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

12:53pm Saturday 12th April 2014

THIRSK opens its doors today for the first time this year and kicks off its 2014 campaign with a bumper eight-race card which supports the 50th anniversary of the Injured Jockeys' Fund.

Title boost for stable staff

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12:53pm Saturday 12th April 2014

MARK JOHNSTON’S stable staff will be willing him on to win the All-Weather trainer’s championship - they could bag a £10,000 bonus if he does.

Father and son go Dutch in Newbury opener

York Press: File photo dated 20/06/2013 of Jockey Ryan Moore atop Estimate arriving in the winners enclosure after winning the Gold Cup during Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday December 20, 2013. Estimate set alight the meeti

10:50am Friday 11th April 2014

DUTCH MASTERPIECE can confirm himself a sprinter of note at Newbury's opening meeting of the Flat season today by defying top weight on his first outing of 2014.

Harriet Bethell teams up with Fujin Dancer at Ludlow

York Press: horse racing - zxc

11:25am Thursday 10th April 2014

HARRIET BETHELL, whose love for Fujin Dancer deepened when she rode her favourite gelding to another success at Fakenham last month, teams up with the North Yorkshire performer again at Ludlow this afternoon.

David Barron's Pearl Secret tipped for success at Nottingham

York Press: horse racing - zxc

11:20am Wednesday 9th April 2014

North Yorkshire trainer David Barron swerves his local Catterick meeting this afternoon and heads instead to Nottingham with his high-class sprinter Pearl Secret, who makes a welcome return to action.

Almaty Express among star attractions at Middleham Stables Open Day

York Press: EXPRESS DELIVERY: Veteran campaigner Almaty Express, pictured above, will be paraded at trainer John Weymes’ yard during the Middleham Stables Open Day on Good Friday, April 18

11:06am Wednesday 9th April 2014

ONE of the "most genuine racehorses the north of England has ever seen" will be among the star attractions as the Middleham Stables Open Day celebrates its 21st birthday on Good Friday.

Moore and Hanagan tipped for success at Pontefract

York Press: horse racing - zxc

11:55am Tuesday 8th April 2014

RYAN MOORE and Paul Hanagan can play a starring role this afternoon on the opening day of Pontefract's new season.

Apprentice jockey Ian Brennan’s back in North Yorkshire with a bang

York Press: Leighton Aspell celebrates on Pineau De Re after winning The Crabbie's Grand National Steeple Chase during Grand National Day of the Crabbie's Grand National 2014 Festival at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sa

10:56am Monday 7th April 2014

SMART apprentice Ian Brennan, who resumed winning ways after rejoining his former boss John Quinn aboard Forced Family Fun at Newcastle on Saturday, can maintain his momentum at Redcar today by doubling his tally for the new Flat season.

Tom O'Ryan's Grand National tips

York Press: Balthazar King ridden by Richard Johnson (right) goes on to win the Glenfarclas Handicap Chase during Ladies Day at Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday March 12, 2014. See PA story RACING Cheltenham. Photo c

11:07am Saturday 5th April 2014

BALTHAZAR KING can reign supreme in the first £1 million Grand National at Aintree today.

Aintree victory is on the cards for Balder Success

York Press: horse racing - zxc

11:03am Saturday 5th April 2014

BALDER SUCCESS, successful twice over fences in Grade 2 company, can make the leap to the top grade on Grand National day at Aintree.

Grand National debut for David O’Meara

York Press: Rose of the Moon ridden by Tony McCoy clears the last to win the Star Sports Cheltenham Preview - 3rd March Interactive Handicap Steeple Chase at Wetherby Racecourse. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday January 21, 2014. See PA Story RACING Wet

12:34pm Friday 4th April 2014

DAVID O'MEARA says he is "more hopeful than confident" about Rose Of The Moon's chances of ending a 54-year Grand National hoodoo.

Norton trainer Malcolm Jefferson eyes double at Aintree

York Press: File photo dated 15/03/2012 of Trainer of Malcolm Jefferson. PRESS ASSOCATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday November 20, 2013. Trainer Malcolm Jefferson is considering options at Cheltenham and Doncaster for Attaglance following his excellent run in Saturd

11:56am Friday 4th April 2014

LUCK deserted Malcolm Jefferson at last month's Cheltenham Festival, but the North Yorkshire trainer heads to Aintree today with a twin chance of gaining compensation.

Trainer Mark Johnston hails trail to Dante Stakes

York Press: Mark Johnston

12:18pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

MIDDLEHAM trainer Mark Johnston has hailed York Racecourse’s Betfred Dante Stakes as “the leading Derby trial” as he prepares a two-pronged assault on the mile-and-a-quarter showpiece next month.

Aintree first-day success looms large for Tim Easterby's Hawk High

York Press: horse racing - zxc

11:53am Thursday 3rd April 2014

HAWK HIGH, who ended a 15-year drought at the Cheltenham Festival for Tim Easterby when winning at last month's dazzling National Hunt showpiece, travels the M62 across the Pennines today in a bid to prove himself in Grade 1 company on the opening day of Aintree's Grand National extravaganza.

Kevin Ryan's Astaire could feature at York’s Dante Festival

York Press: Jockey Neil Callan riding Astaire celebrates as he wins the Middle Park Stakes during the Dubai Future Champions Day at Newmarket Racecourse. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 12, 2013. See PA story RACING Newmarket. Photo

11:51am Thursday 3rd April 2014

ASTAIRE is being primed for Classic glory but Hambleton trainer Kevin Ryan could run his star three-year-old at York's Dante Festival if he proves unable to stay the 2,000 Guineas trip.

North Yorkshire jockey Connor Beasley charts Southwell win

York Press: horse racing - zxc

12:01pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

CONNOR BEASLEY, who signalled his intent on making a big impression this year in the apprentice ranks when riding a treble at Wolverhampton last week, can continue his excellent run at Southwell this afternoon.

2014 poised to be a cracker at York Racecourse

York Press: File photo dated 22/08/12 of Trainer Henry Cecil greets Frankel after his victory in the Juddmonte International Stakes during day one of the 2012 Ebor Festival at York Racecourse. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday June 11, 2013. Trainer Sir He

11:59am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

INCREASED prize money, frozen admission prices and a contest remembering a titan of the sport - just another new season at York Racecourse.

Robert Winston in line for Kempton hat-trick

York Press: horse racing - zxc

11:12am Tuesday 1st April 2014

YORK-BASED jockey Robert Winston sidesteps Southwell today to travel to Kempton for a useful book of mounts, which could well see him in the hotseat aboard three winners.

Champion jockey Tony McCoy to return from Dubai break

York Press: Tony McCoy celebrates on Taquin Du Seuil after winning the JLT Novices' Chase during St Patrick's Day at Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 13, 2014. See PA story RACING Cheltenham. Photo credi

11:01am Monday 31st March 2014

TONY McCOY, who has spent a few days in Dubai, giving his battered body time to recover from a succession of falls, returns to action at the start of Grand National week at Hexham today and can immediately return to winning form.

A £19,000 warm-up for Sheriff Hutton stable star

York Press: Hoof It, trained at Sheriff Hutton by Mick Easterby, will run at Kempton today

12:21pm Saturday 29th March 2014

HOOF IT will warm up for All-Weather Championship Finals Day by aiming to scoop a £19,000 handicap at Kempton today (Saturday).

County runners fancied to shine in Flat opener

York Press: horse racing - zxc

12:14pm Saturday 29th March 2014

North Yorkshire horses filled the first four places in last year's Lincoln Handicap and while it may be asking for the impossible to predict a similar outcome to today's William-sponsored showpiece on the opening day of the Flat turf season, it is far from a remote possibility.

Nicky Henderson targets hat-trick at Wetherby races

York Press: Trainer Nicky Henderson watches from the rail during St Patrick's Day at Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 13, 2014. See PA story RACING Cheltenham. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire.

11:52am Friday 28th March 2014

THERE are two northern jumps meetings this week and both are being staged today, which says little for race-planning.

Southwell power grip to tighten for trainer Mark Johnston

York Press: Ocean Applause ridden by Joe Doyle wins the Ladbrokes Apprentice Selling Stakes at Lingfield Park Racecourse. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday December 31, 2013. See PA Story RACING Lingfield. Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

8:51am Thursday 27th March 2014

Michael Murphy, who joined Mark Johnston's powerful North Yorkshire stable in December, can ride his second winner of the year for his new boss at Southwell this afternoon.

Rail campaign gives cheaper admission to racecourses

York Press: Gazette & Herald - zxc

9:04am Thursday 27th March 2014

CHEAPER admission at a number of racecourses in the north will once again reward racegoers who Back a Winner By Train.

Malton trainer Richard Fahey eyes British Classic glory

York Press: Trainer Richard Fahey (front right) leads down his three Lincoln runners Gabrial's Kaka ridden by Barry McHugh (right), Hi There ridden by Tony Hamilton and Brae Hill ridden by Ben Hamilton (centre) during the stable visit to Mews House Stables, Malto

11:42am Wednesday 26th March 2014

RICHARD FAHEY has joked he would be "drunk for a week" if he trains a British Classic winner.

After year exile Mark Johnston-trained horse back in charge

York Press: horse racing - zxc

11:25am Tuesday 25th March 2014

Sir Frank Morgan, who spent the whole of last year on the sidelines, has proved a revelation since returning to action this season and can make a successful journey from his North Yorkshire base to Southwell today.

Malton trainer Richard Fahey confident over William Hill Lincoln Handicap prospects

York Press: Richard Fahey watches his runners at his Musley Bank gallops

5:13pm Monday 24th March 2014

RICHARD FAHEY reckons Gabrial's Kaka has the "right sort of profile" to win the William Hill Lincoln at Doncaster on Saturday.

Fit-again North Yorkshire jockey Paul Mulrennan tipped to shine at Wolverhampton

York Press: Jockey Paul Mulrennan with Morning Post after winning the Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Stakes during DFS Ladies Day at the Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster Racecourse. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 12, 2013. See PA sto

11:04am Monday 24th March 2014

PAUL MULRENNAN, who has ridden four winners in four weeks since he returned from a five-month spell on the sidelines, can add to his rising score at Wolverhampton this afternoon.

Former Malton jockey Paul Hanagan dashes back from Dubai for Lingfield fixtures

York Press: Jockey Paul Hanagan celebrates with Mukhadram after winning the Sky Bet York Stakes during the Music Showcase Weekend at York Racecourse, York. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday July 27, 2013. See PA story RACING York. Photo credit should re

11:26am Saturday 22nd March 2014

Paul Hanagan, wintering in Dubai, makes a flying visit to Lingfield today and can be rewarded with a couple of winners on a valuable programme which also sees a North Yorkshire mare bidding to follow-up her success at the corresponding fixture 12 months ago.

Double glory push ahead for Norton trainer Brian Ellison

York Press: horse racing - zxc

10:47am Friday 21st March 2014

Norton trainer Brian Ellison, two-handed in today's feature race at Sedgefield, is napped to secure top honours.

Juddmonte victor gets Breeders’ Cup boost

York Press: horse racing - zxc

12:09pm Thursday 20th March 2014

INTERNATIONAL by name and international by nature - the winners of York Racecourse’s flagship race will now be guaranteed an entry to one of the world’s richest contests.

Wolverhampton double on the cards for trainer Mark Johnston

York Press: File photo dated 30/07/2013 of trainer Mark Johnston. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday December 29, 2013. Middleham trainer Mark Johnston is hoping to top his best previous annual total after equalling his record haul when sending out his 216th

11:19am Thursday 20th March 2014

North Yorkshire trainer Mark Johnston, who has already sent out 34 winners this year, can add to his tally at Wolverhampton this afternoon.

Brian Ellison targets Topham Chase success with Viva Colonia

York Press: Jockey Robert Tart with trainer Brian Ellison after riding Montefeltro to win the Tote Super Trifecta Irish Cesarewitch during Irish Cesarewitch Day at the Curragh Racecourse, Co Kildare, Ireland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 13,

11:11am Thursday 20th March 2014

VIVA COLONIA will bid to get over his Cheltenham Festival blues when going for glory in the Topham Chase at Aintree next month.

First stage of York Racecourse redevelopment on track for completion

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11:03am Thursday 20th March 2014

THE first stage of a £5 million redvelopment of York Racecourse is on track to be completed by the start of the new racing season in May.

Brace of winners beckons for Tony McCoy at Haydock

York Press: Tony McCoy celebrates on Taquin Du Seuil after winning the JLT Novices' Chase during St Patrick's Day at Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 13, 2014. See PA story RACING Cheltenham. Photo credi

11:45am Wednesday 19th March 2014

Anyone who witnessed Tony McCoy hobbling around at the Cheltenham Festival last week after a couple of crushing falls might have thought the legendary jockey would be conspicuous by his absence for a little while in order to recover.

Norton's Brian Ellison eyes a flying start to Flat racing season

York Press: Levitate (centre), ridden by Darren Egan wins The William Hill Lincoln ahead of Global Village (second right) ridden by Martin Lane in second and Brae Hill (left), ridden by Tony Hamilton in third during the William Hill Lincoln Day at Doncaster Racecours

11:17am Wednesday 19th March 2014

BRIAN ELLISON says he will be targeting the curtain-raiser for the new Flat season with an unprecedented number of horses.

Going left to prove right for Malcolm Jefferson prospect

York Press: NATIONAL GLORY: Auroras Encore with winning trainer Sue Smith during the winners photocall at Craiglands Farm, Bingley, a day after last Saturday’s Grand National success

11:45am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Pair Of Jacks, who virtually ran out on the paddock bend at Market Rasen last time before staying on to finish fourth, can gain compensation at Wetherby tomorrow.

In-form North Yorkshire trainer Mark Johnston looks for more success with Sir Frank Morgan

York Press: Mark Johnston

11:46am Monday 17th March 2014

NORTH Yorkshire trainer Mark Johnston, who is sending out winners galore at the moment, can add to his burgeoning tally at Wolverhampton this afternoon with Sir Frank Morgan.

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