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Silvestre de Sousa crowned champion after a 'great year'

PA Sport 2:58pm, Sat 21 Oct 2017

Silvestre de Sousa Silvestre de Sousa was delighted after officially being crowned Stobart Champion Flat Jockey for the second time in a ceremony at Ascot.

De Sousa, 36, finished well clear of closest pursuer Jim Crowley, having the title sewn up many weeks ago, reaching the 200-winner mark at Lingfield on Wednesday.

Order Of St George goes the distance in thriller at Ascot

PA Sport 2:44pm, Sat 21 Oct 2017

Order Of St GeorgeOrder Of St George pulled off an unlikely victory to get up close home in the Qipco Long Distance Cup at Ascot.

Aidan O'Brien's stayer was sent off the 4-5 market leader, but with two furlongs to run he looked beaten back in fourth, hitting a big price on the exchanges as Torcedor kicked clear.

High winds force Fairyhouse cancellation

PA Sport 9:24am, Sat 21 Oct 2017

Fairyhouse actionThis afternoon's meeting at Fairyhouse has been called off due to high winds.

Officials at the track consulted with Met Eireann this morning and opted to cancel the card on health and safety grounds.

Horse Racing Ireland tweeted: "Following consultation between Met Eireann and course officials, today's fixture at Fairyhouse has been postponed due to high winds."

Red is the colour at Fakenham

PA Sport 6:59pm, Fri 20 Oct 2017

Sam Red returns after winning at FakenhamPlenty of smart types have won at Fakenham before going on to bigger things and Sam Red could have his sights raised following his victory in the At The Races Sky 415 Novices Chase.

Storm Brian causing concern for Fairyhouse officials

PA Sport 6:14pm, Fri 20 Oct 2017

Fairyhouse actionOfficials at Fairyhouse are monitoring the weather ahead of Saturday's fixture as Storm Brian threatens the meeting.

A decision will be taken at 8am as to whether the meeting will go ahead.

"We have been in contact with Met Eireann today (Friday) and there's a probability of very strong winds tomorrow afternoon," said racecourse manager Peter Roe.

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