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.
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.
Crowds are beginning to grow for Ladies Night at Carlisle Racecourse.
The headline act is Ronan Keating, who will be performing later this evening.