• Pulses Racing at Newcastle Races

    Pulses Racing at Newcastle Races

    December 13, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    John Quinn has fielded some useful hurdlers at Newcastle over the past few years, and in the shape of Racing Pulse the Malton based handler has another promising youngster on his hands. A winner of a point to point and an Irish bumper at Naas, Racing Pulse produced a most pleasing […]

  • Proposed consultation of all-weather track in Newcastle

    December 12, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Arena Racing Company has announced plans to begin a consultation to consider a development of a floodlit all-weather track. The proposal is based around the existing flat turf track being replaced by an all-weather which would incorporate the only floodlit straight mile in the world. The existing turf jumps track […]

  • Penshaw equestrian centre where Sunderland's Equestrian team are based

    Sunderland Equestrian club to step up preparation

    December 10, 2013 at 11:30 am

    University of Sunderland’s equestrian team are hoping extra preparation will see them improve performances after mixed results at Murton Equestrian Centre, which was held by Newcastle’s team. The competition at Newcastle was a surprise to Sunderland’s team, but they did their best, receiving fourth place as a team and Becca Elliott […]

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    Newcastle’s Fighting Fifth – how it all played out

    December 2, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    AP McCoy was the big winner once again as Newcastle hosted the Fighting Fifth Hurdle on Saturday, the champion jockey notching three winners, including the feature. Eight horses lined up for the two mile hurdle contest, including Nicky Henderson’s leading Champion Hurdle contender My Tent Or Yours, who duly obliged […]

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    AP McCoy impressed with My Tent Or Yours win

    December 2, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Nicky Henderson’s My Tent Or Yours in the colours of JP McManus was the comfortable winner of the 2013 running of the Grade one StanJames.com Fighting Fifth Hurdle Race at Newcastle Racecourse. Under the hands of AP McCoy, he saw off the challenges of Cockney Sparrow and Grumeti to win […]

  • Penshaw equestrian centre where Sunderland's Equestrian team are based

    Sunderland place third in season’s first Equestrian competition

    November 29, 2013 at 10:30 am

    University of Sunderland’s equestrian team finished in third place during the first competition of the season, with returning team member Becca Elliot received an exceptional third place standing at the end of the day. The competition was hosted by Durham’s equestrian team on Wednesday and was held at Stainsby Grange […]

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    My Tent Or Yours and Melodic Rendezvous entered for Fighting Fifth

    November 26, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Twelve horses including the Nicky Henderson trained My Tent Or Yours have been entered at the five-day stage for the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Gosforth Park on Saturday. Henderson will be aiming to win the contest for the third time after training Punjabi to victory in 2008 and Landing Light […]

  • Hughes lands quick-fire treble at Hexham

    Hughes lands quick-fire treble at Hexham

    November 21, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Brian Hughes earned the riding plaudits on a bracing November afternoon in Northumberland with a treble aboard three horses for different trainers. Snuker got the ball rolling in the 2m4f Novices Handicap Chase for Langholm based trainer James Ewart. A comfortable winner over 3m2f on Heavy ground at Carlisle last […]

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    Fighting Fifth Hurdle – 40 years in the North East

    November 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    The 2013 renewal of the Stan James.com Fighting Fifth Hurdle takes place at Newcastle Racecourse on Saturday November 30, SportsByte’s Mark Rowntree looks at the history of the event which dates back over 40 years. The Fighting Fifth Hurdle is viewed as a key trial for the Stan James.com Champion […]

  • Penshaw equestrian centre where Sunderland's Equestrian team are based

    Equestrian team prepare for first competition

    November 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Last week the University of Sunderland’s Equestrian Team dwindled it’s advanced team down to four members with one alternate just in time to begin training for the first BUCS competition on November 27 in Durham. The first competition is to be held in Durham with other competitions later in the […]