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The 'Local' Race - The Kiplingcotes Derby
The 490th Race, 19th March 2009
The Results
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 ?

So, where is second place Liz ?

John Thirsk the race winner with Liz Subbins who came in second place, the Race Starter and Susan Hillaby the Clerk of the Course.

John Thirsk the race winner with Liz Stubbins who came in second place, the Race Starter and Susan Hillaby the Clerk of the Course.
Winner - John Thirsk
The Prize Winners
 
Full Results for 2009

John Thirsk and Maisie   Liz Stubbins and Charlie
John Thirsk and Maisie   Liz Stubbins and Charlie


Rider and mount 01 Rider and mount 02 Rider and mount 03
Rider and mount 04 Rider and mount 05 Rider and mount 06
Riders and mounts gather before the traditional reading of the ancient rules

Runners and Riders for the 490th Race
  Runner Rider The starting list
"" Rosie Leslie Evans
"" Master Flash Kelly Massey
""
General Lady Laura Rafferety-Trow
"" Foxglove Kerry Clements
"" Leo Dorothy Walker
"" Willow Phil Walker
"" Charlie Liz Stubbins
"" Tom The Bomb Holly Crisp
"" Maisie Kathie Featherstone
"" Steelers Dream Melissa Bean
"" Grace Norman Barratt
"" Maisie John Thirsk
"" John Rich Sally Ireland
"" Stella Katie Mountfield
"" Brother Sylveste David Gough
"" Bliss Elise Bradley
"" Charlotte Sharon Porter
"" Colleens Pride Debbie Stabler
"" Zak Heather Buck


Full Results for 2009

And so to the next race - 18th March 2010


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