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ROYAL ASCOT: day-by-day review and horses to follow

A total of 293,791 people flocked through the gates of Royal Ascot last week, mixing top-class racing with all the glamour and glitz of one of the social occasions of the year.

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The Queen, who kept up her record of not missing a single day at Royal Ascot since her coronation in 1953.

Royal Ascot delivers top horses and top races to match the top hats

Never mind the top hat and tails. The top horses and races were all the fashion at an unforgettable Royal Ascot.

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Lily Boseley, who is to take part in swimming's national championships.

Dedicated trio ready for swimming’s national championships

Hours of hard work and dedication have paid off for a swimming trio from the Mansfield area, Lily Boseley, Elliot Clogg and Owen Ottaway.

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Katie Kemp, who broke Mansfield Harriers U15 girls hammer record on a day to remember.

Youngsters show future is bright for Mansfield Harriers

The future is bright for Mansfield Harriers if the performance of their juniors at the third and final Youth Development League fixture is anything to go by.

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Kirkby rider Jordan Cook on his faithful 16-year-old horse, Fleetwater Xecutive, better known as Darcy. (PHOTO BY: Julian Portch)

Hickstead glory for Kirkby rider and his veteran horse

Delighted rider Jordan Cook, of Kirkby, has landed a prestigious showing championship at one of equestrianism’s most famous meetings.

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The five members of Kang Han Mansfield who have been successful.

Black belts for mum and daughter at taekwondo club

A mother-and-daughter duo are among four students at the Kang Han Mansfield taekwondo club who have good reason to celebrate.

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Third successive win on a Tuesday for Bispham

Sherwood Forest Fishery’s Tuesday matches are becoming the Fred Bispham match after he won his third successive one on 20th June with 120-3 from peg 12.

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East Midlands champion Archie Alton with Julian Leivars

New home for Mansfield boxing club as the titles keep coming

Despite being forced to move premises and a change of name, a Mansfield boxing club is still chalking up success after success.

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Brown tops weights at Holmedale Lake match

Brown tops weights at Holmedale Lake match

Martyn Brown, of Eastwood Angling Centre, won

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Birchalls stay unbeaten after Hungary double

Birchalls stay unbeaten after Hungary double

Mansfield sidecars aces Ben and Tom Birchall continued their winning streak and remain unbeaten over the last year as they recorded pole position, two wins and the lap record in the FIM World Sidecar Championship at the Pannonia Ring in Hungary.

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The royal colours of the Queen, sported here by Frankie Dettori, which could be carried to success at Ascot on the final day of the meeting by Dartmouth in the Hardwicke Stakes.

ROYAL ASCOT: Day Five (Saturday) Preview

The fifth and final day of the royal meeting centres on the sprinters in the Group One Diamond Jubilee Stakes and its 6f sister race, the richly competitive Wokingham Handicap.

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Crack jockey Silvestre de Sousa, who warmed up for Royal Ascot by riding six winners in one day last Friday.

ROYAL ASCOT: Day Four (Friday) Preview

If I was forced to make a choice, the Friday of Royal Ascot would be my favourite day of the five, given that it focuses on fast-improving 3yos.

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Godolphin star Hawkbill, who is one of many winners from last year's Royal Ascot expected to return in search of more success this week.

ROYAL ASCOT: Day Two (Wednesday) Preview

After a thrilling opening day, Royal Ascot serves up one of its blockbuster contests of the week in the shape of the Group One Prince Of Wales’s Stakes.

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Personal best for young runner as Harriers star

Personal best for young runner as Harriers star

As the temperatures soared, Mansfield Harriers athletes put in scorching performances on track, road and trails.

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Harrier strikes gold at county championship

Harrier strikes gold at county championship

Sutton Harrier Tony Stailand struck gold at the Jack Walters Memorial Notts 10-mile road race, which incorporated the County 10-Mile Championship and attracted more than 300 athletes.

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Rebecca Adlington poolside with her then coach Bill Furniss.

Mansfield swim star Becky hails former coach after Queen’s honour

Mansfield swimming star Rebecca Adlington has hailed her former coach after he was honoured by the Queen.

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Thursday is not only Gold Cup day at Royal Ascot. It's also ladies' day, with all the glamour and glitz that goes with it.

ROYAL ASCOT: Day Three (Thursday) Preview

Ladies’ Day at Royal traditionally attracts a huge crowd, bolstered by coach trips from all corners of the country.

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Dual 2,000 Guineas winner Churchill, who is a hot favourite for the big race of the opening day at Royal Ascot, the St James's Palace Stakes.

ROYAL ASCOT: Day One (Tuesday) Preview

The rain has retreated and the sun has re-appeared. What better time for Royal Ascot?

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Hucknall's Georgie Boyce

Applications invited for talented athlete funding

Nottinghamshire County Council is playing its part to ensure the local current and future sports stars have the financial support they need by launching the 2017 Grant Aid Sports Fund for Talented Athletes this week.

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York, which has been voted the best racecourse of the year by members of The Racegoers Club.

Racegoers vote for York as their favourite course of the year

York has been voted the best racecourse in the country this year by members of the Racegoers Club, the official supporters club for British racing fans.

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