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Carlisle's Bell and Plate race meeting is held. It's the oldest trophy in the world.
Thousands of punters flocked to Carlisle Racecourse today to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with one of her favourite pastimes.
Two football matches will take place in the heart of a Scottish Borders forest.
Hundreds of trees have been cut down to make the forest pitch between Selkirk and Midlem, in woodland owned by the Duke of Buccleuch. The event is part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
After being postponed in July because of a waterlogged pitch an SFA referee has now give the green light.
One of the matches is for men and the other for women. The people taking part have been made British citizens since 2000.
– Craig Coulthard, organiser
"Like me, the players are all really looking forward to Saturday and the chance to play in this unique sporting arena in a fantastic and beautiful part of Scotland."
Creative Scotland and the Arts Council of England helped finance the pitch through national lottery cash to the tune of almost half a million pounds.
Organisers anticipate around 1,000 spectators will attend with the games being shown online via a live internet broadcast.
The oldest horse racing trophy in the world is to be contested at Carlisle racecourse.
Carlisle Bell and Plate dates back to the 16th Century and the two Bells will be guests of honour at the course and the winning owner of the historic race will be handed a replica.
Also at the meeting is a horse owned by the Oscar winning actor Dame Judi Dench. Smokey Oakey has been desribed as past his best but he does like the soft ground so should perform well at Carlisle where the going is officially soft.
There'll also be £75,000 prize money up for grabs.
A football match which was re-enacted at Carlisle castle, could've been the first international match. The re-enactment was arranged by English Heritage.
English Heritage has been reviving the spirit of one of the World's first ever football matches - played 4 centuries ago at Carlisle Castle.
The game was a bit different in Elizabethan times. It lasted two hours and everyone played in ordinary clothes. What's more, this one was watched by Mary Queen of Scots who was being held prisoner in Carlisle at the time.
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