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Equestrian

Smad Place, ridden by Richard Johnson, leads Many Clouds and Leighton Aspell over the last fence before going on to win the BetBright Trial Chase at Cheltenham last Saturday

Smad Place to take Cheltenham Gold Cup chance after Betbright Chase victory

Barters Hill, seen here on his way to winning the Challow Hurdle at Newbury in December, is set to line up in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle at Doncaster tomorrow before heading for the Cheltenham Festival

Swinbank chalks up 750th winner with Southwell success

CHANCE: Steve Charlton, who is taking part in Macmillans race day at York

Former jockey returns to the saddle for charity race

Dougie Costello, pictured winning at York last October on the Karl Burke-trained You're Fired, teamed up with the Middleham handler for a win at Lingfield on Yeeoow last Friday

Karl Burke looks forward to big year after flying start

Paddy Brennan celebrates winning the William Hill King George VI Chase on Cue Card at Kempton on Boxing Day

Brennan sings Cue Card praises ahead of Cheltenham Gold Cup bid

The Mark Johnston-trained Lumiere, seen here winning the Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket last September, is a leading contender for this year's Qipco 1000 Guineas

Moore starts last year as trainer with Catterick winner

Pippa Allen and Hope Springs on their way to victory at the Liverpool International Horse Show – Picture: LIVERPOOL INTERNATIONAL / PHOTOGRAPHER HERVE BONNARD

Allen sisters star in thrilling Liverpool International Horse Show jump-off

It has been a great year for Malton trainer Richard Fahey and jockey Tony Hamilton, seen here riding Gabrial to victory in the Betway Lincoln Heritage Handicap at Doncaster in March

Fahey equals record for most winners in a calendar year

INVESTMENT:  Ann Duffield at the gallops at Sun Hill. Pic: Chris Booth

Ann Duffield splashes out as North Yorkshire stable goes from strength to strength

Cue Card, pictured clearing the last to win the Betfair Chase at Haydock last month under Paddy Brennan, is among a star-studded line-up for the King George at Kempton on Boxing Day

Stellar names ready for battle in Kempton's festive showpiece

Coneygree, seen here jumping the last on his way to winning this year's Cheltenham Gold Cup under jockey Nico de Boinville, could miss the rest of this season through injury

Injury rules Coneygree out of Kempton showpiece

Peace and Co, seen here (left) on his way to winning the JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial at Cheltenham last January, returns to the venue tomorrow in the StanJames.com International Hurdle

Brooke savours Aintree success on Highland Lodge

Simonsig, trained by Nicky Henderson, could be a big danger in the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown tomorrow following the withdrawal of favourite Un De Sceaux

Identity Thief denies Top Notch in Fighting Fifth thriller

Run Ructions Run, seen here, left, in a race at Leicester last year, won a beginners' chase at Wetherby on Wednesday

Run Ructions Run impresses in Wetherby beginners' chase

Sprinter Sacre, ridden by Nico de Boinville, clears the last to win the Shloer Chase at Cheltenham last Sunday

Sprinter Sacre victory thrills the Cheltenham crowds

Pat Eddery arrives in the winners’ enclosure at Newmarket on Silver Patriarch after winning the Sagitta Jockey Club Stakes in 1999

Racing mourns loss of champion Eddery

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Joe Fanning, pictured here winning last year's £500,000 Tattersalls Millions Two-Year-Old Trophy at Newmarket on Secret Brief (red cap), rode his 2,000th career winner on the Mark Johnston-trained Fireglow at the Suffolk course last Saturday

Fanning chalks up 2,000th winner with Newmarket success

Cue Card, pictured here winning the Ryanair Chase at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival, is set to make his first appearance of the season in the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby tomorrow

Odeliz ends career in style with Group 1 success in Italy

Shared Equity, trained at Middleham by Jedd O'Keeffe, wins the Coral Trophy at York last Saturday under PJ McDonald

Shared Equity gives O'Keeffe a day to remember at York

Many Clouds, pictured clearing the final fence to win the Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree in April, could make his seasonal reappearance in the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby later this month

Log Out Island lands Redcar showpiece

Lumiere, ridden by William Buick and trained by Mark Johnston at Middleham, wins the Connolly's Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket last Saturday

Lumiere lights up Newmarket with Cheveley Park victory

Young riders enjoy Richardson Trophy challenge

Don't Touch, left, wins the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup under Tony Hamilton last Saturday. The victory saw Malton trainer Richard Fahey break through the £3m seasonal prize money barrier for the first time in his training career

Fahey reaches 200 winners with Redcar success

Bondi Beach, left, ridden by Colm O' Donoghue finishes just behind Simple Verse, ridden by Andrea Atzeni, in last Saturday's controversial St Leger at Doncaster. The Aiden O'Brien trained horse was awarded the race following a stewards' inquiry

Swinbank pair among four Curtis winners

A P McCoy rides Gannicus to victory in the Leger Legends race at Doncaster on Wednesday

McCoy victory lights up Doncaster

Royal Etiquette, ridden by Victoria Pendleton, right, finishes second to Jordaura, ridden by Tom Greenwood, in the Betfair Novice Flat Amateur Riders' Handicap at Ripon on Monday

Pendleton so close to victory in Ripon debut

Mecca's Angel, ridden by Paul Mulrennan and trained by Michael Dods, beats the favourite Acapulco to win the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York last Friday

Special day as Mecca's Angel flies in

Arabian Queen, right, ridden by Silvestre de Sousa, beats Golden Horn and Frankie Dettori, left, to win the Juddmonte International Stakes at York on Wednesday

Arabian Queen rules supreme in the Juddmonte

Millie Allen

More European medals for Millie

Nicola Wilson will be in action at Richmond Horse Trials next Friday – Picture: CHRIS LAX PHOTOGRAPHY

Star names enter Richmond event

The Grey Gatsby, seen here beating Australia to win last year's QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown, is set to take on Golden Horn and Gleneagles in next week's Juddmonte International at York

Johnston targeting more success at York's Ebor Festival

Rosina, seen here winning the ripleycollection.com Longines Irish Champions Weekend EBF Maiden Stakes under PJ McDonald, was an impressive winner for trainer Ann Duffield at Ripon on Tuesday evening

Altharoos too good for rivals in Thirsk feature race

Blue Wave, ridden by William Buick and trained by Mark Johnston, on the way to winning the Summer Stakes on day one of the Glorious Goodwood festival

Blue Wave gives Johnston flying Goodwood start

North Yorkshire eventer makes European Championships squad

Connor Beasley riding Spinatrix to victory in the Coral Sprint Trophy at York last October. The jockey is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after a nasty fall at Wolverhampton on Tuesday

Beasley suffers fractured skull in fall

Quest For More, ridden by George Baker, wins the John Smith's Northumberland Plate at Newcastle last Saturday

Quest For More's day in the sun

Action from Ladies Day at Redcar races Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Oriental Fox romps to Ascot glory

Fast double clear wins it for Alex

Buratino, ridden by William Buick and trained by Mark Johnston at Middleham, wins the Coventry Stakes on day one of Royal Ascot

Buratino shines to secure Royal Ascot spoils

Nicola Wilson competing for Great Britain on Annie Clover at last year's Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in France. The pair were victorious at last weekend's Bramham International Horse Trials

Wilson celebrates dream Bramham victory

Golden Horn, with an ecstatic Frankie Dettori on board, wins The Derby at Epsom last Saturday

Dettori celebrates Golden day at Epsom

Golden Horn (red cap), ridden by William Buick, wins The Betfred Dante Stakes at York ahead of Jack Hobbs and Elm Park. All three will lock horns again in The Derby tomorrow

Atzeni talks up Elm Park chances

WINNER: Night Of Thunder ridden by James Doyle leads the field home to win the The Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes Race during Al Shaqab Lockinge Day at Newbury Racecourse

Racing Week: Hammond getting a tune out of Only Orsenfoolies

COURSE RECORD: Mecca's Angel

Racing Week: Mecca's an Angel for Dods

WINNER: Silvanus (right) ridden by Graham Lee wins The Merseyrail Day Saver Ticket Conditions Stakes, during the Betway Chester Cup Day of the Boodles May Festival at Chester Racecourse

Racing Week: Swinbank in good form

WINNER: Walk To Freedom (right) ridden by Robbie Power go on to win the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Hurdle during the Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup Day at Punchestown Racecourse

In Focus is victorious at Wetherby

Jockey Leighton Aspell celebrates on board Many Clouds after victory in the Crabbie's Grand National Chase during Grand National Day of the Crabbies Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday

Clouds clear as Aspell makes it back to back National wins

WINNER: Gabrial ridden by jockey Tony Hamilton (left) wins the The Betway Lincoln Heritage Handicap beating Mondialiste ridden by Daniel Tudhope into second place, at Doncaster Racecourse

Racing Week: Gabrial strikes to take Lincoln victory

SILHOUETTE: Horses clear a fence during the Southwell Mares' Maiden National Hunt Hurdle Race at Southwell Racecourse

Cheltenham guest of honour at Middleham Open Day

GOLD GLORY: Coneygree ridden by jockey Nico de Boinville after winning the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase on Gold Cup Day during the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham

Racing Week: Coneygree takes the plaudits after Gold Cup victory

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