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Atzeni’s amazing four-timer at Doncaster exposes the irrelevance of the jockeys’ championship

Vying with the chasing debut of the mighty Thistlecrack, the standout performance of the week was reserved for jockey Andrea Atzeni, who rode the winner of the Racing Post Trophy for the fourth year running.

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HISTORY BOYS -- Trent Colleges rugby union-playing Dickinson brothers, from left, George, Ben and Jack, who lined up in the same school side for the first time and helped them progress into the next round of the prestigious NatWest Schools U18s Vase.

Dickinson brothers make rugby union history at Trent College

History was made at Trent College, Long Eaton when three brothers lined up in the same victorious rugby union team.

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A HEAVY defeat for Ilkeston Elks.

Wellingborough whitewash for battered Ilkeston Elks

The miserable start to the rugby union season by Ilkeston Elks plunged to a new low when they were whitewashed by Wellingborough on Saturday.

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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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CAPTAIN MARVEL -- Trinity captain Kyle Hughes receives the Ralph Smitheringale Memorial Cup for best boxer of the night from Chloe Hemstock.

Memorable weekend for Ilkeston’s Trinity boxing club

A memorable weekend heaped credit on Ilkeston’s Trinity Amateur Boxing Club as they staged a sell-out tournament and enjoyed national success.

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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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GLOBEROTTING GLORY -- for teenage hockey star Josh Pavis, who goes to Trent College in Long Eaton. (PHOTO BY: England Hockey).

Trent College student Josh Pavis in Malaysian mission for more hockey glory

Teenage hockey star Josh Pavis, a student at Trent College in Long Eaton, is bidding for another glory mission in Malaysia with the Great Britain U21s’ team.

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SO CLOSE TO GLORY -- Leon Haslam.

Leon Haslam’s brave British Superbike title bid comes unstuck

The bid by Leon Haslam to be crowned MCE British Superbike champion came unstuck in the last round of races at Brands Hatch over the weekend.

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HEADING FOR NATIONAL QUARTER-FINALS -- Ilkeston Trinity rising stars Alex Testro (left) and Sam Bates.

Title triumphs for two of Trinity’s rising boxing stars

Two of the rising stars at Ilkeston’s Trinity Boxing Club are celebrating after winning their titles in style at the regional finals of the East Midlands Development Championships at Swadlincote.

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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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MATCHWINNER -- Rob Kirk receives the cheque from Wendy Marriott.

Funding boost for coaching at Ilkeston Table Tennis Club

Coaching has been given a boost at Ilkeston Table Tennis Club after a generous donation.

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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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MATCHWINNER -- Joel Haigh, who kicked 19 points in Ilkeston Elks first win of the season.

Haigh kicks 19 points in Ilkeston Elks’ first win of the season

After defeats in each of their first four games, Ilkeston Elks’ season finally got up and running with a breakthrough win, inspired by the boot of Joel Haigh.

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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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Ryder Cup: Danny Willett stands up to boo boys as Europe roar back at Hazeltine

Danny Willett shrugged off negative attention from the stands as he made his belated Ryder Cup debut last night.

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