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Mat Jackson all geared up for Oulton Park

AIRWAVES Racing heads North in upbeat form as Round 4 of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship arrives at Cheshire’s picturesque Oulton Park circuit this coming weekend (8/9 June).

Italian Andrea stars at Warwick Races

THE sun shone brightly at Warwick’s Bank Holiday race meeting - and in particular on jockey Andrea Atzeni, who notched up a treble from his four rides.

Warwick Races host Festival Fever race and brunch

Warwick Racecourse hosts its Festival Fever race meeting thus Friday February 22 with the chance to join a panel of leading horse racing experts for brunch before the action starts.

Solihull's Allsorts Art Fair returns next month

ARTIST Mark Skirving is perhaps best-known as a member of Brummie band King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys.

TV TALENT show stars Paul Potts and Ray Quinn have helped raise a record £155,000 at the annual Joseph Foote Trust ball.

Over 800 guests attended the star-studded evening at NEC’s Hilton Metropole Hotel which included a raffle to win a Mini, sponsored by Sytners, and an auction with prizes including Olympic tickets, a Gibson guitar signed by Coldplay, Dubai World Cup tickets plus accommodation and two rare signed England shirts.

Jockey is fined

AN attempt at cheating by a jockey at Warwick races last week cost him dearly.

David in top form for second spot

THE ever popular Solihull CC Veterans Race took place at Bearley, near Henley, on Sunday June 5 and the club managed to field 14 riders in the three races.

Veteran Rusty is leader of pack

EVERGREEN veteran David ‘Rusty’ Rutherford stormed to victory for Solihull Cycling Club in the Stourbridge CC Vets race over 40 miles last weekend.

Artwork to go on show

POP along to the Allsorts Art Fair at Solihull Arts Complex next month and enjoy a wide range of arts and crafts, jewellery, wood turning, textiles and card making.

Racing fan is remembered

A LIFELONG racing fan, Frank Cooke enjoyed a flutter on the horses.

Race on for charity

FORMER bookie Kenny Allen hopes to sell his prized signed photo of Lester Piggott and Red Rum to raise money for a local charity.

Cycling success

The third and final meeting of the early season Paramount Series in Shrewsbury was dominated by the red, white and blue colours of Solihull CC.

Champion McCoy tears through the field

CHAMPION jockey Tony McCoy scored an improbable win at Warwick in the 2m handicap chase on Folie A Deux - writes Peter Kennedy.

Arts fair for all

ALLSORTS Art Fair will be taking place at Solihull Arts Complex tomorrow (Saturday).

Right answers

ACADEMIES may not be a universal panacea for poor performance but the opposition from two councillors (Letters July 30) seems based on selective memory rather than rational argument.

Too much horse power for riders

CHAMPION Solihull cyclist David Rutherford was lucky to escape serious injury after loose horses created carnage with riders taking part at the British Masters Road Race Championships in rural Essex last Sunday.

Triple win for jockey

A BUMPER crowd of Bank Holiday racegoers turned up for the first flat meeting of the season at Warwick on Monday and were rewarded with some exciting action on the track.

A date for derby

ONE of the highlights of the Solihull calendar is just around the corner - the Shirley Donkey Derby.

Fat cat country

THE country is going to the dogs and I can see their tails wagging.

Nigel’s triple loss

LEADING jumps trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies saddled three of the seven runners in the richest race of the day at Warwick last Friday, the £12,000 TurfTV Handicap Chase, and so could reasonably expect at least a measure of success.

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