A 21-year-old jockey from the Langholm has won five out of his last seven races.
Dale Irving says his dream is to win at one of the big National Hunt festivals.
Lori Carnochan went to meet him.
A 21-year-old jockey from Langholm has had an impressive season, winning five of his last seven races.
Dale Irving hopes one day to emulate his fellow Borders jockey Ryan Mania, who won the Grand National in 2013.
Cumbrian racehorse trainer Nicky Richards is hoping for his first win at one of the biggest events in the horse racing calendar - Cheltenham Festival.
The festival gets underway today, and Nicky has four horses running.
Many pundits believe his best chance of success lies with Simply Ned.
Horse racing legend AP McCoy took part in his last ever race in the Borders yesterday.
The champion jockey rode home the winner on "Holywell" in the 3.30pm race.
He was then presented with a commemorative trophy honouring his achievements.
Jump racing returns to Carlisle Racecourse today, after a five-month break.
Some of Britain's top jockeys are competing, including Jason Maguire, who won the Grand National in 2011.
67 horses will be running, and the first race is at 2:10pm, with the final race at 5:20pm.
Life as a jockey is full of highs and lows, the thrill of victory coming at the cost of a life of rigid diets and regular falls. But one young hopeful from Cumbria is making waves in one of the toughest of sports.
An amateur champion by twenty one, Emma Sayer has now become the first woman to win a coveted award for her horsemanship.
Ryan Dollard went to meet her.
A young jockey from Cumbria is celebrating after winning a national award.
Emma Sayer from Hackthorpe won the At The Races ride of the month prize for her win on Sergeant Pink at Newcastle in August.
In doing so, she became the first woman to have taken the accolade.
Kelso Racecourse will play host to its first ever evening meeting tonight.
Thousands of racegoers are expected to gather at the historic national hunt course, which has been staging races since 1882.
Gates open at two o'clock, with the first race due to start just after four PM.
Grand National winning jockey Ryan Mania hopes to repeat last year's victory at Aintree, but this time with a different horse.
At the weekend, the Galashiels rider tested out his new mount Mr Moonshine at Kelso Racecourse.
Mania's ride was the big talking point on the track's richest day of the year, as Jenny Longden reports.