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Four-some display from Johnson lifts Warwick gloom

Champion jockey Richard Johnson lit up a damp and gloomy Warwick on Wednesday with a sparkling four-timer to move 33 winners ahead of nearest rival Brian Hughes and close in on a second title, writes David Hucker.

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The Regency Run.

Wasps star to start Leamington’s Regency run

A Wasps Rugby Club star will be setting off the runners at the Regency run next weekend.

Leamington's forwards set up another attack. Picture: Gina Ruyssevelt

Leamington’s first-half blitz kills of the challenge of neighbours Earlsdon

A first-half performance of quite sublime rugby football from Leamington helped complete a league double over their near-neighbours.

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Nav Hayer scored a hat-trick as Khalsa 2nds beat relegation rivals Rugby & East Warwickshire 4-1.

Lichfield recover from two down to end Khalsa’s title challenge

Khalsa’s 13-game winning streak came to and end at Lichfield, in turn handing the Premier Division title to Nottingham University.

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Tom Oliphant signed off his Middle East campaign with two second-place finishes in Bahrain. Picture: Porsche Middle East

Two runners-up spots for Oliphant in Bahrain finale

Tom Oliphant brought his 2016/17 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East campaign to a close in fantastic style with a pair of second-place finishes during the penultimate meeting of the season at the Bahrain International Circuit.

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Southam Colts and England Counties under-18 player Joe Tresadern. Picture submitted

Tresadern call-up makes history for Southam RUFC

Southam RUFC are celebrating their first player to gain an England cap after Joe Tresadern was called up for the England Counties under-18 squad.

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Lily Owsley shows off her Olympic gold with youngsters from Leamington Hockey Club. Picture submitted


Leamington Hockey Club’s junior players had a real treat on Sunday thanks to a visit from one of Team GB’s gold medal-winning heroes.

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Buttercup scored an 18-length success to bring up the second part of a treble for trainer Venetia Williams. Picture:

In-form Williams racks up a Countryside treble

With eight winners in the last two weeks, Herefordshire trainer Venetia Williams has her horses in good form and she continued her winning ways with a treble at Warwick’s Air Ambulance Countryside Day on Sunday, writes David Hucker

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A double from James Robertson could not prevent Free Church F slipping to defeat against Nomads Enigmas.

Rugby stay clear despite suffering Colebridge loss

Reigning Leamington & District League Division One champions Rugby A are nine points clear despite suffering a 6-4 defeat at the hands of nearest rivals Colebridge A, writes Phil John.

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Tom Oliphant

Oliphant sets title target for Porsche Carrera Cup

Tom Oliphant will return to the Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain this year with a title challenge in his sights as he continues his flourishing partnership with reigning champions Redline Racing.

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Warwick beat Felsted to book Twickenham berth

Warwick School secured a hard-fought 30-17 NatWest Cup victory over Felsted School at Allianz Park to earn a place in the under-18 final at Twickenham.

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Rigadin De Beauchene is well handicapped for Sunday's feature at Warwick.

Air of expectation at Warwick as racegoers warm up for Festival

Next week sees the pinnacle of the jump racing season with the four-day Cheltenham Festival and, locally, racegoers can get into the mood when Warwick hosts its traditional curtain raiser on Sunday in aid of the Air Ambulance Service, writes David Hucker.

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Kelly Sibley in action at the National Championships.

Ho woe for Sibley who misses out in two finals

Kelly Sibley rued missed chances as she lost out on the women’s singles national title to Tin-Tin Ho for the second successive year.

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Lillington Free Church A's Ricardo Bolanos, Nikit Sajiv and Livvy Fletcher. Picture submitted

Free Church trio romp to National Junior League Division One title

Lillington Free Church A’s Ricardo Bolanos, Nikit Sajiv and Livvy Fletcher stormed to the Division One title in the National Junior League regional finals, held in Wellingborough on Saturday.

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MVP Anna Turney lines up a shot for Bears. Picture submitted

Bears women are on the rise after Turney stars

Warwickshire Bears’ women clinched promotion to Division Two in only their second year as a team courtesy of a 28-22 win over Eastern Blue Stars at Nottingham Wildcats Arena.

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Heavyweight Lewis Williams with Cleary's' new level 1 coaches Steve Ansell and Chris Adams.

Williams impresses on his step up to senior level

Cleary’s ABC’s Lewis Williams was a convincing winner of his first senior bout on Friday night, fighting without headgear for the first time to beat South Derby ABC’s Ross Hollis.

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Doitforthevillage leads Dresden and eventual winner No Buts over the last in the 188Bet Budbrooke Hcap Chase. Pictures:

A few ifs before No Buts edges to victory in feature

After the battering from Storm Doris the day before, blue sky and sunshine greeted racegoers at Warwick last Friday and they were treated to a real thriller in the feature 188Bet Budbrooke Handicap Chase with less than a length separating the first three home, writes David Hucker.

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Sam Weaving secured a hat-trick as Free Church A moved to the top of Division One of the Leamington & District League.

County Council B shock title-chasing Colebridge

County Council B grabbed the headlines in the Leamington & District League Division One after contesting a superb draw with title-challenging Colebridge, writes Phil John.

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Tom Oliphant in action in Abu Dhabi.

Oliphant maintains his run of GT3 Cup podiums

Tom Oliphant produced lightning pace on his first-ever visit to the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, equalling his best finish of second place in the latest rounds of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East.

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Garrett Bell in full flow for Leamington in their Midlands Two West (South) clash with Barkers' Butts. Picture: Morris Troughton

Sound defence and clinical finishing help Leamington edge out Barkers’

Leamington can look back on this victory with a sense of achievement after withstanding a second-half barrage to edge further clear of the drop zone.

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