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Watch: Cumbrian jockey looking forward to Ladies' Night

Emma Sayer has been Cumbria's top female jockey this season, winning three races.

She's racing at Ultimate Ladies' Night this evening, at Carlisle Racecourse, and our reporter Hannah McNulty went to meet her:

There's a lot of excitement building up to tonight, and I'm going to be in five races, so looking forward to that."

– Emma Sayer, jockey

I think it's been a great initiative for Carlisle, to really get behind the ladies of this sport, because it is a male dominated industry, so it's quite nice that the girls have one night that is special to them.

And I think everybody appreciates it, and the ladies of Carlisle have got behind it, and I'm sure everyone will have a great time."

– Diane Sayer, Emma's mother

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First Flat meeting of 2015 for Carlisle racecourse

Carlisle races Credit: ITV News Border

Carlisle will host it's first flat race fixture of the year this afternoon, along with a family fun day.

This year's theme is a Princess and Pirate Party, with activities like a treasure hunt and sandcastle competition on offer for the children.

Gates open at 11.30am and the first race begins at 1.30pm. The final race of the day is at 4.55pm.

"What a fantastic way to start our new Flat season, by hosting a family fun day on bank holiday.

"It's been eight months since we last hosted a Flat meeting and it's great to return with a double-bill of top class racing action and fun for the kids."

– Geraldine McKay, General Manager, Carlisle Racecourse

McCoy's not reached the finish line yet

Champion Jockey Tony McCoy says he may be back to race in Carlisle before he retires.

McCoy, who announced his intention to hang up his boots at some stage this season, won his last race at the course yesterday.

And he says he hasn't ruled out returning once more.

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