Bookies favourite Irving won an enthralling race in the Newcastle Fighting Fifth. He got the better of Aurore D'Esruval
Newcastle Racecourse is expecting a 'strong card' for this weekend's Fighting Fifth.
The event, a Grade I National Hunt Hurdle Race, is one of the venue's showpiece meetings and the highlight of the jumps season at Newcastle. Many past winners have also gone on to taste success in the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham the following year.
James Armstrong, the clerk of the course, is expecting a competitive line-up for Saturday's race. He said:
When asked which horse he believes will win the race, Armstrong added:
The Fighting Fifth takes place at 2:05pm on Saturday 29 November and the going is currently soft.
Tominator has won his second John Smith's Northumberland Plate after coming out on top in a close finish at Newcastle Racecourse.
The six-year-old, ridden by Graham Lee, won Newcastle's trademark event two years ago. He becomes the first horse to win the race twice in over 35 years.
Thousands of people flocked to see Madness perform at Newcastle Racecourse last night.
The ska band - famous for their hits Our House and House of Fun - appeared after racing finished on the second day of the Northumberland Plate Festival.
The band Madness help get a weekend of horse racing underway in Newcastle on Friday evening.
Fans sand along to classics such as Our House at Newcastle Racecourse
The Northumberland Plate takes place on Saturday.
The 31st annual Children's Cancer Run has been held at Newcastle Racecourse. More than six million pounds has been raised since it was set up in 1982. This year saw 10,000 runners taking part.