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The Frankel Factor

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.

Frankel wows crowds in York

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.

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Northumberland Plate race meet beats the weather

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.

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