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.
Last year's Grand National winner Ryan Mania came second at Kelso yesterday, on the horse he'll ride at Aintree this year.
The Lindean-based jockey came second on Mr Moonshine.
He was due to ride Auroras Encore again in this year's Grand National, but injury has meant the horse will not race.
Grand National winning jockey Ryan Mania has been trying out the horse he will ride at Aintree this year.
The Lindean based jockey came second on Mr Moonshine in the Premier Chase at Kelso Racecourse.
Mania had planned to ride at Aintree on Auroras Encore, the horse he stormed to victory on at last years Grand National, but injury meant Auroras had to be retired.
Mania now plans to compete on Mr Moonshine, another horse trained by Sue and Harvey Smith.
He will ride in the same blue and yellow colours he won in last year.
Ronan Keating has tweeted his thanks to the crowd at yesterday's Ladies Night event for what he called an "amazing night."
Thousands turned out for the all female jockey event, where the star was performing in the evening.
Ronan was making the stop off in Carlisle as part of the Cancer Research UK tour.
Amazing night @carlisleraces hell of an audience. Thank you all. Loved it.
Crowds are beginning to grow for Ladies Night at Carlisle Racecourse.
The headline act is Ronan Keating, who will be performing later this evening.
Singer Ronan Keating has tweeted his excitement at performing at today's Ladies Night event at the Carlisle Races.
The former Boyzone star is singing at the venue to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
On my way to @carlisleraces for the Gig tonight. Can't wait. Hope the rain stays off.
The organisers of Carlisle Racecourse say Ladies Night is going ahead tonight as planned despite heavy rain first thing.
Thousands are heading to the biggest event at the Racecourse.
It is the only horse racing fixture in the world to have only women jockeys competing.
It is hoped the weather will improve this afternoon.
Several thousand people have turned out to watch the famous Carlisle Bells racing.
The annual event claims to be the oldest sporting trophy in the world.
Carlisle Racecourse's general manager, Richard Clements, said:
Yachting's America's Cup claims to be the oldest active trophy in international sport dating back to 1851 but it is just a baby compared to the Carlisle Bells.
"The older of the two bells is from the 1580s and we will have international challengers competing for it again here on Wednesday.
"We are incredibly proud of the Carlisle Bell history and tradition, which pre-dates everything in racing and any other sport.
"There have been some tremendous winners and we are again looking forward to a great afternoon's racing again on what is our richest and most prestigious Flat meeting of the year."