Johnston celebrates double win

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:40pm Friday 18th July 2014

IT’S THE busiest time of the year, meetings day and night and the yard of Mark Johnston continues to churn out the winners.

Straker causes a Storm

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:39pm Friday 18th July 2014

THE niece of an OIympic silver medallist is challenging to be selected for the British eventing team, only 18 months after taking up the discipline.

Equestrian round-up

12:38pm Friday 18th July 2014

A HUGE entry in the junior class in the area show jumping event at Askham Bryan recently saw 90 competitors riding two rounds each testing the riders ability and stamina.

Dods delight as stable hits form

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:42pm Friday 11th July 2014

MICHAEL Dods is enjoying a good run with his stable at present and he was on the mark at Beverley on Saturday with Alans Pride in the opening twoyear- old-race.

Triple threat for Nicholson at Barbury while Wilson on form

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:41pm Friday 11th July 2014

NEW ZEALANDER Andrew Nicholson and double Burghley champion Avebury cruised to a title treble in the St James’ Place Barbury International Horse Trials after destroying a high-class field.

Italian job is on the way for Great Britain's Stockton rider Millie, 16

Darlington and Stockton Times: (7563081)

4:02pm Friday 27th June 2014

STOCKTON rider Millie Allen has been selected to represent Great Britain in a European contest next month.

Signal has Wow factor at Ascot

Darlington and Stockton Times: ON HIS WAY: The Wow Signal ridden by Frankie Dettori before winning the Coventry Stakes at Ascot Racecourse on Tuesday

4:27pm Friday 20th June 2014

ROYAL ASCOT got under way on Tuesday and we have already witnessed some world class racing, with a couple of Yorkshire trained winners as well.

Burghley-bound Adams is positive

Darlington and Stockton Times: IN ACTION: James Adams riding Pricewise during The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials in 2012

4:25pm Friday 20th June 2014

IT HAS been far from plain sailing for James Adams towards the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials but the Whinney Hill rider insists his confidence remains as high as ever.

Australia could go for a double

Darlington and Stockton Times: EASING TO VICTORY: Australia romps home at Epsom

4:40pm Friday 13th June 2014

AUSTRALIA, a very impressive winner of the Investec Derby at a Epsom last Saturday, could bid for the Derby double at the Curragh later this month.

Another successful event for Olympian

Darlington and Stockton Times: IN CONTROL: Nicola Wilson riding One Too Many competes in the CCI3* dressage event at Bramham International Horse Trials last weekend

4:38pm Friday 13th June 2014

LOCAL heroine Nicola Wilson clocked up another success at the Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials last weekend, taking fourth place in the major competition with one of her upcoming rides.

Ryan hails his great Grey Gatsby

Darlington and Stockton Times: FRENCH RAIDER: Kevin Ryan’s The Grey Gatsby won the French Derby last weekend

2:18pm Friday 6th June 2014

WHAT a start to the season Kevin Ryan has made. Just over a week since Hot Streak landed the Temple Stakes at Haydock, The Grey Gatsby ran out a very impressive winner of the French Derby last Sunday.

Epsom no show for Snow Sky

Darlington and Stockton Times: MISSING OUT: Snow Sky won’t run tomorrow

2:16pm Friday 6th June 2014

SNOW SKY will not run in tomorrow’s Investec Derby at Epsom after failing to adequately recover from a minor setback.

Quicker the better for Botti

2:15pm Friday 6th June 2014

MARCO BOTTI is in confident mood ahead of Tac De Boistron’s Ascot Gold Cup bid knowing that the grey can handle quicker ground.

Wheelie bin cleaner toasts a £1.3m win

11:37am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

WHEELIE bin cleaner Craig Brazier this week met the horse that won him £1,342,559 on the Scoop6 as he visited trainer Alan King’s Barbury Castle stables in Wiltshire.

Experiencing the ‘real deal’ at Carlisle

Darlington and Stockton Times: Marvellous, ridden by Ryan Moore

11:37am Tuesday 3rd June 2014

TRAINERS rarely come along as shrewd as Sandhutton handler David Barron, and when he says one is the “real deal”

Wilson gives Chatsworth crowd a buzz

Darlington and Stockton Times: Nicola Wilson

4:02pm Friday 23rd May 2014

NICOLA WILSON delighted the crowds at Chatsworth International Horse Trials last weekend when she rode her seasoned Olympic campaigner Opposition Buzz to victory.

Royale day out for all at Ripon

4:01pm Friday 23rd May 2014

A COMBINATION of good weather and plenty of local action has made for a busy spell for flat fans, and they would have witnessed some quality action at Ripon last Sunday.

Dante meeting provides drama

Darlington and Stockton Times: IN CONTROL: Kieren Fallon (centre) after winning The Tattersalls Musidora Stakes on Madame Chiang during day one of the Dante Festival at York Racecourse

4:16pm Friday 16th May 2014

YORK’S three day Dante meeting burst into life on Wednesday and the feature race, the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes, was won in style by Madame Chiang.

Young Mukhmal beats the odds to finish first

4:01pm Friday 9th May 2014

Two-year-old comes from behind to win incident-packed Chester race

Point-to-point racing set to return

4:01pm Friday 9th May 2014

POINT-TO-POINT racing returns to Easingwold on Sunday, this time for the Bilsdale meeting.

Couple take top honours at Society show

Darlington and Stockton Times: Dales Pony Society held its annual show at Streatlam Farm

4:14pm Friday 9th May 2014

MORE than 80 ponies have taken part in a County Durham competition run by a society supported by Prince Charles.

Burke makes bright start to season

Darlington and Stockton Times: OVERSEAS WINNER: Boston Bob ridden by Ruby Walsh wins The Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup

4:46pm Friday 2nd May 2014

KARL BURKE has made a bright start to the season, and that was highlighted last Saturday in no uncertain terms when he saddled a fantastic five-timer on the day.

Double-header of point-to-point

4:43pm Friday 2nd May 2014

ANOTHER bank holiday weekend sees another double header of point-to-point action, with the Zetland meeting taking place on Monday.

Trainer Swinbank at the double

Darlington and Stockton Times: WINNER: Sennockian Star ridden by Silvestre de Sousa comes home to win The Investec Property Investments City And Suburban Handicap

3:58pm Friday 25th April 2014

MUSSELBURGH staged a valuable card last Sunday, and Alan Swinbank and his team enjoyed a fine double on the afternoon, with the promise of much more to come in the season ahead.

Easter extravaganza pulls the crowds in at Redcar Racecourse

3:55pm Friday 25th April 2014

REDCAR Racecourse kicked off its first feature race meeting of the 2014 season with an Easter Monday Extravaganza.

Three-sy does it for local lad Dawson

3:55pm Friday 25th April 2014

IT WAS a landmark day at Cleveland Point to Point for Chris Dawson at his local track, who on riding a treble managed to reach the 100 winner mark in point-topoints and hunterchases.

O’Keeffe Pontefract’s star of show

Darlington and Stockton Times: WINNER: Leighton Aspell celebrates on Pineau De Re after winning The Crabbie's Grand National last weekend

3:18pm Friday 11th April 2014

THE flat season stepped up a gear this week, especially in Yorkshire, starting of at Pontefract who opened their gates for the first time this year on Tuesday, and trainer Jedd O’- Keeffe proved the star of the show saddling a 131/1 double.

Cowards have three to choose from

3:17pm Friday 11th April 2014

TOP competition is expected for the Bedale Hunt Point to Point this weekend, with 85 entries confirmed for the six-race card.

Tempest storms to Lincoln glory

Darlington and Stockton Times: DANTE OPTION: Hartnell, right, could represent Mark Johnston in the Dante Stakes at York next month

4:21pm Friday 4th April 2014

THE new Flat season burst into life at Doncaster last Saturday with the Lincoln, and once again it was a big-priced winner, with Ocean Tempest coming home in front at 20-1.

Opposition Buzz scales down events

Darlington and Stockton Times: HAPPY DAYS: Nicola Wilson and Opposition Buzz in action at London 2012

4:15pm Friday 4th April 2014

NICOLA WILSON has announced that Opposition Buzz, the horse she partnered to an Olympic silver medal at the London Olympics in 2012, has been retired from elite competition.

Winners return to contest the Lincoln

Darlington and Stockton Times: READY TO GO: 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) this week

3:40pm Friday 28th March 2014

THE flat is back. Yes, the new flat season bursts into life tomorrow at Doncaster with the prestigious William Hill Lincoln being the flagship race, and it’s fascinating to see the last three winners are back to have another tilt at the prize.

Spectators treated to a fine point-to-point

3:38pm Friday 28th March 2014

PLENTY of runners turned out for the Hurworth point-to-point at Skutterskelfe Park, Hutton Rudby last weekend.

Windermere Lords it up at Festival

Darlington and Stockton Times: WINNER: Lord Windermere under Davy Russell goes on to win the Gold Cup at Cheltenham

4:37pm Friday 21st March 2014

HARD to believe the Cheltenham Festival is over for another year, but a thrilling finish to the Gold Cup saw Lord Windermere become the new best mate of trainer Jim Culloty after grabbing a heart-stopping win in last Fridays Gold Cup from On His Own.

Blue Bertie backed for success at Hurworth

4:35pm Friday 21st March 2014

SKUTTERSKELFE PARK in Hutton Rudby is the location for Yorkshire’s next point-topoint which takes place on Saturday.

Impressive one-two for McManus

Darlington and Stockton Times: VICTORY: Barry Geraghty on Jezki (front) beats Tony McCoy on My Tent or Yours (back) to victory in the Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy on Champion Day at Cheltenham

4:38pm Friday 14th March 2014

THE Cheltenham Festival burst into life on Tuesday and famous owner JP McManus had a fabulous one-two with Jezki leading home My Tent Or Yours.

Sun shines for Derwent Hunt point to point

4:37pm Friday 14th March 2014

GLORIOUS weather ensured the crowds were out in force at the Derwent Hunt Point to Point to witness some of the most competitive racing seen so far this season on the first spring like day of the year at the weekend.

Reveleys celebrate Milan victory

Darlington and Stockton Times: VICTORY: Night In Milan with jockey James Reveley enter the winners enclosure after winning The William Hill Grimthorpe Chase

1:00pm Monday 10th March 2014

NIGHT IN MILAN left the father and son combination of Keith and James Reveley dreaming of Aintree glory after continuing their love affair with Doncaster last Saturday, winning the William Hill Grimthorpe Handicap Chase.

Wyck takes Tom over the Hill

4:43pm Friday 28th February 2014

A QUALITY renewal of the Eider Chase took place at Newcastle, and it produced a very impressive winner with Wyck Hill coming home clear under Tom Scudomore.

Nicholls leads tributes to Barker

4:51pm Friday 21st February 2014

THE northern racing community is in mourning following the death last Sunday of former trainer David Barker at the age of 44.

Smith and Mania at the double

Darlington and Stockton Times: MCCOY WIN: AP McCoy on his way to victory in the Novices’ Hurdle on Capote

4:12pm Friday 14th February 2014

ONCE again, the weather has had its impact and many meetings, unsurprisingly, have been called off but Catterick did go ahead on Monday and the Grand National-winning combination of Sue Smith and Ryan Mania teamed up for a double.

Teesdale vets branch out to Lanchester

4:11pm Friday 14th February 2014

A TEESDALE veterinary practice is expanding with the launch of a branch in the north of County Durham to cater for horse owners.

Sure-footed Ely Brown wins it for Longsdon

2:35pm Friday 7th February 2014

WITH all the rain around, the ground staff at Wetherby deserve plenty of credit for getting their meeting on last Saturday. The seven-race card saw some quality finishes and the feature race, the Towton Chase went the way of Ely Brown.

No Encore after Aurora retirement

Darlington and Stockton Times: PROUD MOMENT: Auroras Encore wins the Grand National since

4:11pm Friday 31st January 2014

LAST YEAR’S Grand National hero Auroras Encore, the first Yorkshire winner of the famous race since 1960, has been retired after fracturing a leg in the Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster on Saturday.

O’Meara is reaching for the Moon

Darlington and Stockton Times: AT HOME AT WETHERBY: Rose Of The Moon being led to victory on Tuesday

11:39am Monday 27th January 2014

AFTER training well over 100 winners last year on the Flat, David O’Meara was dreaming of winning the most famous jump race in the world, the Grand National, with Rose Of The Moon, who took the feature race at Wetherby on Tuesday.

A busy point to point card

11:37am Monday 27th January 2014

SIX races have been scheduled for the South Durham Hunt Farmers Club point-to-point at Howe Hills, Mordon on Saturday.

Swinbank off the mark with Molly

Darlington and Stockton Times: STRETCHING AHEAD: Foundry Square riden by Will Telfer wins the Open Hunters Steeple Chase at Newbury on Wednesday

4:18pm Friday 17th January 2014

ALAN SWINBANK is the master when it comes to bumper winners and the trainer looks to have another very smart horse on his hands with Molly Cat, a filly who took the concluding race at Wetherby last Saturday in very easy under Paddy Brennan.

Glass shows class in point-to-point

4:16pm Friday 17th January 2014

A HUGE crowd watched on as Classinaglass started the new season in the same winning fashion in which he finished the 2013 pointto- point season.

Pippa on top form in USA

4:16pm Friday 17th January 2014

STOCKTON rider Pippa Allen helped her team to victory in a ‘Battle of the Sexes’ competition in Florida this week.

Fine day at the races for Hughes

Darlington and Stockton Times: FROM BEHIND: Runners and Riders during The Your Favourite Pool Bets At Novices' Hurdle at Southwell Racecourse, Southwell

4:57pm Friday 10th January 2014

WITH Sandown and Wincanton both called off due to the weather last Saturday, all eyes were on Newcastle and it proved a fine day for jockey Brian Hughes who enjoyed a red-letter day with a treble on Retrieve The Stick, Dingo Bay and Oleohneh.

Apprentice award for Laura

Darlington and Stockton Times: AWARD: Laura Robinson is presented with her apprenticeship award by Rob Hoekstra

4:55pm Friday 10th January 2014

A NORTHALLERTON showjumper travelled to London to receive her apprenticeship award.

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