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COUNTDOWN TO ROYAL ASCOT: five fascinating duels to savour

This year’s Royal Ascot throws up some fascinating duels to savour in big Group One races that are part of the Qipco Champions Series.

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Nottingham Forest's new signings Joo Carvalho and Diogo Gonalves. (Photo: NFFC)

LIVE: Nottinghamshire sports news as it happens

It's set to be another busy day in the sporting world - keep an eye on what's happening locally and beyond on our live feed.
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Young tennis players meet British No.2 in Nottingham

Young tennis players meet British No.2 in Nottingham

Young players taking part in the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) Tennis for Kids programme visited the Nature Valley Open at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.

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It's all smiles from this resident of Mark Johnston's yard in Middleham, Yorkshire at an open day there earlier this year. Could Johnston himself be full of joy after one of his crack 2yos wins at Royal Ascot? (PHOTO BY: James Hardisty, Yorkshire Post Newspapers)

COUNTDOWN TO ROYAL ASCOT: promising 2yos likely to make an impact

We know all about the big names set to rock up at Royal Ascot next week. Horses such as Cracksman, Order Of St George, Battaash, Lady Aurelia, Rhododendron, Vazirabad and Harry Angel.

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Corey Spencer is the British champion.

New British champion Corey seeks funding to pursue skating dreams

An ice skater from Mansfield has been crowned as British champion - and is now seeking sponsorship to help him progress further in the sport.

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Boxer Ben Eland, from Ollerton.

Boxer Eland’s pro career is back on track

Boxer Ben Eland says his professional career is back on track after he returned to winning ways in front of an army of fans from his home town of Ollerton.

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Henshaw silver helps GB to European glory in Belgrade

Henshaw silver helps GB to European glory in Belgrade

Mansfield’s Charlotte Henshaw yesterday won silver in a new personal best time as Great Britain’s Paracanoe team dominated the European Championships in Belgrade.

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Racing brothers conquer iconic course yet again

Racing brothers conquer iconic course yet again

Mansfield sidecar aces Ben and Tom Birchall smashed race and lap records for the second time in less than a week as they won the second 2018 Locate.im Sidecar TT race at the Isle of Man TT event.

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Masar, ridden by Willam Buick, storms home from Dee Ex Bee (far side) and Roaring Lion to spring an upset in the Investec Derby at Epsom.

DERBY VERDICT: why Godolphin deserved the glory, and why the hot favourite was beaten

The smug postscript to last week’s pre-Derby column would be to celebrate the fact that yes, my fancy ROARING LION did indeed make it third time lucky and exact his revenge on the hot favourite, SAXON WARRIOR.

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The Cardinals and Weasels squads.

Notts-based Cardinals claim sevens title in style

Not even two dropouts on the morning of the competition could prevent Midlands-based Cardinals 7s from once again tearing up the opposition at the SecureTrading 24/Sevens.

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Molly Ecott, who has won all three of her fights since taking up boxing.

Molly gunning for title at big Boxmania show

An explosive start to her boxing career by Ollerton fighter Molly Ecott could earn her an area title at a major, prestigious show next month.

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Birchall brothers seal more Isle of Man TT glory

Birchall brothers seal more Isle of Man TT glory

Ben and Tom Birchall claimed more Isle of Man TT glory when they won Saturday’s first sidecar race in a record-breaking victory.

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Saxon Warrior just edges out Roaring Lion at Doncaster in the Racing Post Trophy last October. Now the duo are set to lock horns again in the Investec Derby at Epsom on Saturday.

DERBY PREVIEW: can Roaring Lion tame the hot favourite at Epsom?

As a racecourse, Doncaster has had its nose put out of joint more often than it might care for in recent years.

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Scott Calow (left) with one of his fighters on the bill at the Kirkby show, Nathan Kirk.

Professional boxing show at Kirkby looks set to be a sell-out

A professional boxing show at Kirkby, featuring two of the county’s best fighters, looks sure to be a sell-out.

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Rhododendron (number 16) pips Lightning Spear to win the Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.

Lockinge crowns a princess of the Turf on regal day at Newbury

It was Royal Wedding Day. It was also FA Cup final day. But for racing buffs, Saturday represented something far more significant -- Al Shaqab Lockinge Day at Newbury and one of the most attractive cards in the build-up to Royal Ascot.

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VIDEO: Cheque booster for Paralympics star Henshaw

To cap off a week to remember, Mansfield's Paralympics star Charlotte Henshaw was last night given a £1,000 cheque by the Radford Foundation to help her on her way to the 2020 Toyko Paralympics.
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Charlotte Henshaw

World silver for Mansfield Paralympics star Charlotte

Mansfield Paralympics star Charlotte Henshaw took another big step towards her dream of a place at the Toyko 2020 Paralympics with a World Cup silver medal in her new sport of Paracanoe at the weekend.

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County records smashed

County records smashed

Mansfield Harriers came away from the Nottinghamshire Track and Field Championships with 37 medals — 13 gold, 13 silver and 11 bronze — and a host of other great performances.

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Charlotte Henshaw in Hungary for the Paracanoe World Cup 1.

Henshaw into final at Paracanoe World Cup

Mansfield's Charlotte Henshaw has enjoyed a great start to the Paracanoe World Cup in Hungary.

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Big crowds can be guaranteed at all major race meetings in the UK.

Violence at the races: marketing chickens come home to roost

We should be talking about the enjoyable start to the Flat season, laced with star-quality performances and healthy-sized, competitive fields.

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