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The oldest horse race Kiplingcotes Derby in East Yorkshire

The oldest horse race in England originated from the reign of Henry VIII and it is not uncommon for runners to win more bounties than winners.

Kiplingcotes Derby, which takes place every year near Market Weighton village in East Yorkshire. The event is 500 years old up to now.

With only “a few carriages carrying tea” being convenient, this sports event has less in common with the Grand National than some of the more quaint folk festivals in rural England. Kiplingcotes allow any horse to attend and compete, without the need for a championship trophy. Purebred and “backyard” horses are lined up next to horse-drawn carriages and smaller horses belonging to local children.

The winner of that 500th race, Tracey Corrigan, could continue to challenge the most recorded victories, with 10 wins from Ken Homes, who also became the oldest driver, at age 74. But the records of the winners are not so smooth with gaps in the 17th and 18th centuries.

It shows the original rules, including adding weight to the saddle of any racer, weighing less than 10 stones (64kg) to establish a level playing field.

The rules

On the day of the race, rivals meet at the finish line and consider. A single bookmaker, Chris Johnson, has been in the race for years and visually appreciates favorites when they show up. However, it’s best not to run if you weigh a few pounds.

Then ride slowly back to the original post, before spinning and racing to finish. At the completion, they meet the audience, the numbers are in the hundreds and sometimes they come from far away places.

According to ancient rules, if the race didn’t go on for a year, the tradition was over. So even in years, when the race was flooded or snowed, a local resident pulled a horse around, so that the 500-year competition still exists.

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List of cancelled sports events including football in York City (Part 1)

Here is the long list of sports events that have been cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19 epidemic.

Boxing

Northern Irish Michael Conlan In St Patrick’s Day The fight in New York against Belmar Preciado at Madison Square Garden was suspended, while Shakur Stevenson and Miguel Marriaga were also postponed.

Derek Chisora ​​wore an anti-coronavirus suit and Oleksandr Usyk sprayed disinfectant during their press conference to inform them of their heavy fight in May.

Darts

PDC has moved its double title Premier League darts in Rotterdam from the end of March to 9-10 September. The semi-finals and finals of the tournament will take place in the Dutch city.

Baseball

The British Trial team is returning home after the series against Sri Lanka has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The physical and mental health of our players and support team is paramount, he said the England and Wales cricket council (ECB) in a statement. The second series of trials will begin in Galle on Thursday, March 19.

Meanwhile, the start of the Indian Premier League has been delayed from March 29 to April 15. Of India’s home team an international day with South Africa has now been postponed. Originally moved behind closed doors, Australia and New Zealand’s ODI series have now been postponed, as well as the three-match Twenty20 series.

Both parties work to find replacement dates to rearrange the furniture. Australia won its first ODI on Friday but visitors are now returning to New Zealand after changing travel restrictions there. Black hat driver Capsie Lockie Ferguson was isolated in his team hotel after complaining of a sore throat after Friday’s match but was later deleted to return home.

England captain Joe Root and Ben Stokes arrived at the team hotel in Colombo after their tour was delayed.

Cycling

The Paris-Nice race nearing its end on Sunday appears to have been canceled after the French Bicycle Federation (FFC) announced the cancellation of all cycling events in France due to the Covid-19 epidemic. Summer Italy, scheduled to begin in Hungary in May, has also been postponed, while Six Day Manchester is expected to be held this weekend.

Both the UK-based Tour and the Women’s Tour have been postponed. Annually, this tournament attracts thousands of participants in the UK including York City. However, race organizers will now try to collaborate with UCI and British Cycling to find an alternative date for the Women’s Accessories WorldTour event, originally scheduled to take place around June 8-13.