York's big race meeting, the Ebor Festival, is underway. All eyes were on one particular race, the 3.40 Juddmonte International Stakes.
13 wins out of 13 was the target for Frankel, the wonder horse - the horse racing equivalent of Usain Bolt.
The Knavesmire was absolutely packed for one of the racing highlights of the summer.
York's big race meeting has kicked off, the Ebor Festival is underway. All eyes have been on one particular race, the 3.40 Juddmonte International Stakes. 13 wins out of 13 was the target for Frankel, the wonder horse. He's being called the horse racing equivalent of Usain Bolt.
One of the biggest events in the region's sporting calendar managed to go ahead despite being threatened by the freak weather conditions.
The Northumberland plate meeting took place at Newcastle racecourse this afternoon with "Il De Rey" claiming victory.
The race first started in 1833 and has been known since as the "Pitmen's Derby".
During the storm the racecourse was flooded but there was some sunshine for the racegoers this afternoon.
Course inspectors at Gosforth Park Racecourse have given the go ahead for today's race card, including the main event - the Northumberland Plate with an off-time of 3.20pm.