|The 'Local' Race - The Kiplingcotes
The 490th Race, 19th March 2009
|The 290th Kiplingcotes Derby this year was blessed with much better weather than last year's rain soaked event. A dry, overcast breezy morning, and firm conditions saw 19 runners and riders tackle the famous four and a half mile course. The event attracted a very large number of spectators who were well entertained by a race which almost ended in a photo finish.
John Thirsk of Holme-on Spalding Moor repeated his success of last year by again winning the race on Masie, just beating Liz Stubbins in photo finish style on her mount Charlie. In keeping with John's success Liz also repeated her second placing of last year, but with a different mount. In third place was John Rich, ridden by Sally Ireland.
Two failed to finish: Rosie unseated her rider Leslie Evans around Enthorpe Bridge, while Steelers Dream, ridden by Melissa Bean, fell approaching the final road crossing, about three furlongs out.
So, where is second place Liz ?
John Thirsk the race winner with Liz Stubbins who came in second place, the Race Starter and Susan Hillaby the Clerk of the Course.
|The Prize Winners|
|Full Results for 2009|
|John Thirsk and Maisie||Liz Stubbins and Charlie|
|Riders and mounts gather before the traditional reading of the ancient rules|
|Runners and Riders for the 490th Race|
|Master Flash||Kelly Massey|
|General Lady||Laura Rafferety-Trow|
|Tom The Bomb||Holly Crisp|
|Steelers Dream||Melissa Bean|
|John Rich||Sally Ireland|
|Brother Sylveste||David Gough|
|Colleens Pride||Debbie Stabler|
Full Results for 2009
And so to the next race - 18th March 2010
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