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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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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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Luke Fletcher

Fletcher enjoying being back in the Notts fold

Bulwell bomber Luke Fletcher says he’s enjoying being back in training with Notts as the squad reported for tests this week at Trent Bridge.

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Jake Ball

Ball a doubt for first Ashes Test

Welbeck wizard Jake Ball’s hopes of lining up for England in the first Ashes Test of the winter are in doubt after he sprained an ankle during the tourists’ second warm-up match.

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Head coach Peter Moores with the Royal London One-Day Cup that Nottinghamshire won last season. (PHOTO  BY: Rachel Atkins)

Moores happy with new-look squad at Notts

Head coach Peter Moores says he is delighted with the blend of youth and experience beginning to come together in the new-look Nottinghamshire squad.

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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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Cracksman and jockey Frankie Dettori, showing off his trademark flying dismount, who were the stars of the show on Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot. (PHOTO BY: Simon Hulme, Yorkshire Post Newspapers)

Frankel legacy lives on thanks to Cracksman, star of Ascot’s Champions Day

Journeying down to Ascot on Saturday, I was staggered to read in one of the previews that the Qipco British Champions Day concept had a “difficult birth” back in 2011.

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Steven Mullaney, who is already looking forward to next season at Trent Bridge. (PHOTO BY: Mark Fear).

Notts star Mullaney looking ahead after best season of career

Influential all-rounder Steven Mullaney is already looking ahead to the challenges that lie ahead in 2018 after the best season of his career for Nottinghamshire this summer.

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One of the star attractions of Qipco Champions Day, Queen Elizabeth II Stakes favourite Ribchester, with his trainer Richard Fahey, at an open day at his yard last month. (PHOTO BY: Tony Johnson).

Race-by-race guide and tips for Qipco Champions Day at Ascot

Long gone are the days when you waved goodbye to the Flat season on the tail of the winner of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on the first Sunday in October.

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Matt Carter, who has signed a new deal with Nottinghamshire (PHOTO BY: Mark Fear)

Off-spinner Carter signs new deal at Trent Bridge

Off-spinner Matt Carter is delighted to have agreed a new one-year deal with Nottinghamshire for the 2018 cricket season.

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Luke Wood, who has signed a new contract at Trent Bridge. (PHOTO BY: Mark Fear)

New contracts at Trent Bridge for Wood and Moores

Two of Notitngthamshire’s promising young players, Luke Wood and Tom Moores, have signed new contracts at Trent Bridge until the end of 2019.

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Tom Moores

Moores commits future to Notts

Wicketkeeper Tom Moores has committed his future to Nottinghamshire by signing a new deal that keeps him at Trent Bridge until the end of the 2019 season.

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Newmarket's Rowley Mile course, which is staging some tremendous end-of-season action on the Flat, including this weekend with the Dubai Future Champions Festival. (PHOTO BY:

Newmarket, Ascot and Doncaster set to deliver fitting finale to Flat season

Enable, Harry Angel, Winter, a vintage Royal Ascot, Big Orange, Battaash, Ribchester, Aidan O’Brien’s Group One record bid, Ulysses, Highland Reel, a cracking St Leger and a thrilling Derby.

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Wood extends Notts stay

Luke Wood has signed a contract extension with Nottinghamshire to keep him at Trent Bridge until the end of the 2019 season.

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Jake Ball, Mansfield's England cricketer. (PHOTO BY: Mark Fear).

First central England contract for bowler Jake Ball

Mansfield’s England cricketer Jake Ball has been handed a central contract by the ECB for 2017/18.

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He's the man! Frankie Dettori who rode a record-breaking fifth Arc victory on board Enable at Chantilly on Sunday.

Ooh-la-la! Enable spearheads an Arc Day to remember in France

France has a long-established reputation for showcasing the very best of racing on Arc Day -- and Sunday’s captivating renewal was no exception.

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Samit Patel. Pic by Mark Fear.

Patel takes top gong at end of season awards

Nottinghamshire’s cricketers have been recognised for their contributions in a momentous season for the club in at the End of Season Dinner and Player Awards Evening at Trent Bridge this week.

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The Sundried t-shirt, made from coffee grounds

REVIEW: Ethical ‘made from coffee’ running gear

Looking good, feeling comfortable and being visible to traffic have long been traditional considerations for joggers choosing their running gear.

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World champion Michael van Gerwen is heading for Nottingham. (PHOTO BY: Lawrence Lustig)

Van Gerwen leads world’s best darts players heading for Nottingham

Some of the world’s best darts players are to descend on Nottingham for a 12th time when the 2018 Unibet Premier League returns to the Motorpoint Arena.

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Retiring Nottinghamshire CCC captain Chris Read with Diana Peasey, who made the cheque presentation.

Notts cricket supporters make farewell gesture to Chris Read

A well-known supporter of Nottinghamshire CCC organised a collection and cheque presentation to captain Chris Read to mark his final season with the club.

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