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    Tom Scudamore secures a double at Newcastle

    November 18, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Tom Scudamore secured a double at Gosforth Park’s opening meeting of the jumps season aboard Next Sensation and Settledoutofcourt last Friday. His first success came in the fourth race on the card, The Quicksilverslots Get Up To £200 Freeplays Handicap Steeple Chase saw where jockey Tom, teamed up with his […]

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

    Behind the scenes at Gosforth Park

    November 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    National Hunt racing returns to Gosforth Park on Friday with a seven card raceday that marks the start of the Jump season at Newcastle Racecourse. SportByte’s Zoe Vicarage spoke to Clerk of The Course, James Armstrong, to find out about the preparations that have been made at the course. You […]

  • Newcastle ready for National Hunt return

    Newcastle ready for National Hunt return

    November 12, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Final preparations are being made for a return to National Hunt Racing at Newcastle on Friday November 15. After a four week break since the end of the Summer Flat campaign, Clerk of the Course James Armstrong and his grounds team including Head Groundsman Guy Woodward have been busily preparing […]

  • Russell lands a four timer at Hexham

    Russell lands a four timer at Hexham

    November 11, 2013 at 10:30 am

    It was a red letter day for trainer Lucinda Russell and jockey Craig Nichol at Hexham. Russell saddled a four timer, whilst jockey Craig Nichol landed a first ever career double. The Friary provided Russell with her first winner on the card after a fine never say die ride from […]

  • Simon Maskell isn't the typical University Equestrian club member. Picture credit: Zoe Nardo

    Not the average Equestrian member?

    November 7, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Members of the Equestrian Club at the University of Sunderland are generally all women ranging from ages 18 to 23. That is, all members except for one. That one exception is 41-year-old first year Primary Education student, Simon Maskell. He finds riding for the university a way to connect with […]

  • Equestrian lessons a big hit

    Equestrian lessons a big hit

    November 5, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Second week of lessons for the University of Sunderland beginner and intermediate riders continued last week at Penshaw Stables, leaving the Equestrian president pleased with everyones progress. Lessons were an hour long, with one group of beginner riders and two groups of intermediate. Michael Suddes, a certified riding instructor, was […]

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    Equestrian club finishes inductions

    October 28, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    The University of Sunderland Equestrian club are looking forward to competing in BUCS competitions this year now that they have completed all of their inductions for Freshers. Just like any other club at Sunderland, they were involved in the Fresher’s Fayre.  The club advertised weekly lessons to people who are […]

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

    Graham Lee seals double at Gosforth Park

    October 16, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Graham Lee secured a quick fire double at Gosforth Park on Tuesday when partnering Tweed and Embasy Crag to victory. His first success came in the Betfred/R.F.Henderson Ltd Median Auction Median Stakes over a distance of 1m4F. Having held up his mount and tracking Arty Campbell and Obstacle, Lee made […]

  • Buchanan Steals A March – Hexham Racing Review October 11

    Buchanan Steals A March – Hexham Racing Review October 11

    October 14, 2013 at 11:30 am

    There was no disguising a moderate Mares Hurdle, but the four runner event over 2m and half a furlong saw Peter Buchanan produce the ride of the afternoon aboard Irish raider Sultana Belle at Hexham last week. Buchanan bounced the five-year-old mare – a maiden after 23 starts – away […]

  • Jamie Spencer. Picture credit: Mark Rowntree

    Horse racing: Spencer hits treble at Newcastle

    October 4, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Former Champion Jockey Jamie Spencer stole the show on Newcastle’s penultimate Flat fixture of 2013 with a quickfire treble in the opening three races yesterday. Spencer landed the opening Maiden over the Straight Mile aboard the Michael Bell trained Raven Ridge. An excellent third behind the useful Pupil and Double […]