ROWING: Triggs Hodge leads Britain to gold

The Oxford Times: Golden boy: Andrew Triggs Hodge

3:42pm Friday 5th September 2014

Oxford's Andy Triggs Hodge guided Britain’s coxless four to a world championship gold medal with an imperious performance in Amsterdam, writes Mike Rosewell.

Commonwealth Games: Brilliant bronze for Didcot's Ben Watson

The Oxford Times:

9:30am Thursday 31st July 2014

BEN Watson secured Didcot’s third medal at Glasgow 2014 with a fantastic weighlifting bronze last night.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: It's Rivers of gold for Dan

The Oxford Times:

9:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Shooter Dan Rivers said it was an amazing feeling to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal at Glasgow 2014.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Didcot duo are out to make big impression

The Oxford Times:

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

Weightlifter Ben Watson and shooter Dan Rivers, both from Didcot, are relishing the prospect of competing in their first Commonwealth Games. The duo spoke to Matthew Bruce in a special interview at their old school, St Birinus

ROWING: Oxford Brookes bring Temple Cup back home

The Oxford Times:

6:36pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

Oxford Brookes University displayed their dominance of student rowing by comfortably defeating Brown University, USA in the final of the Temple Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta.

MOTORSPORT: Williams joy as Bottas comes second in British Grand Prix

The Oxford Times:

6:17pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

THE Grove-based Will-iams F1 team were celebrating after Valtteri Bottas achieved his best race result with a second place in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday.

ROWING: Ten-up Wallingford dominate regatta

The Oxford Times: Wallingford’s Tom Brock (left) and Dan Wilkinson show off their medals after their J18 pairs victory at the Reading Amateur Regatta

5:47pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

Wallingford RC swept the board in the Reading Amateur Regatta, bringing home ten gold medals On a great weekend, they were awarded the Victor Ludorum Trophy, for the club winning the most events.

BOWLS: Young Watts called up for Oxon's cup opener

The Oxford Times: Kevin Alder has been recalled to Oxfordshire's team

8:00am Thursday 29th May 2014

Watlington's Sam Watts is set to make his Middleton Cup debut for Oxfordshire against Middlesex at Oxford City & County tomorrow (2pm).

ROWING: Abingdon and Headington retain national schools crowns

The Oxford Times: Abingdon School’s crew celebrate after retaining their Championship eights title at Nottingham (from left): Tom Digby, Henry Lambe, Jack Welshe, Ed Bryant, Luke Derrick, Luke Wiggins, Jack Squizzoni, James Wooding and Jonathan Lord

7:39pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

Abingdon School and Headington rowers celebrated remarkable doubles when they both retained the National Schools’ Championship eights titles at Nottingham on Sunday, writes Mike Rosewell.

MOTORSPORT: Bianchi delight at Marussia point

The Oxford Times: Jules Bianchi sealed Marussia's first Formula 1 points at Monaco

7:35pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

Marussia’s Jules Bianchi could not hide his delight at a ninth-placed finish that earned the Banbury-based team their first points in Formula 1.

POINT-TO-POINT: Ravethebrave stars to shock Gwanako

The Oxford Times: Ravethebrave is foot perfect over the last fence for Hannah Watson to land the ladies’ open

8:00am Wednesday 28th May 2014

Ravethebrave claimed a notable scalp by slamming Gwanako to spark a treble for Aston Rowant trainer Alan Hill at Kingston Blount, near Chinnor, and tighten his grip on the Connolly’s Red Mills Trainers Championship.

ROWING: Triggs Hodge second with new partner

The Oxford Times: Andy Triggs Hodge, whose partnership with Pete Reed (left) was split up, had to settle for second spot in the Great Britain winter trials

4:49pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Oxford's Andy Triggs Hodge suffered a rare defeat during the final winter trials at Caversham, near Reading, on Saturday, writes Mike Rosewell.

RACING: Cowley's joy as Grand Article breaks duck

8:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

Patience has certainly been a virtue as far as Grand Article is concerned, but the gelding finally got off the mark for Paul Cowley’s Culworth stables, near Banbury, with a long-awaited win at Towcester.

ICE HOCKEY: Oxford City Stars looking to the next level

The Oxford Times: Oxford City Stars gather (above) after retaining the league title, as some of their 220 travelling fans begin the party in the background

6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

OXFORD City Stars have confirmed they intend to move up to National League Division 1 next season, a year after turning down promotion, writes DAVID PRITCHARD.

SHOOTING: Rivers gets Commonwealth call-up

The Oxford Times: Dan Rivers won British Open

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Dan Rivers, from Didcot, has been named in the England team for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

POINT-TO-POINT: Cuban cruise gives Venant dream debut

The Oxford Times: Jordan Venant passes the post in front of the big crowd on board the Joanna Whittington-trained Cuban Piece for his first winner in the members’ race

8:00am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Jordan Venant gave much of the credit to his mount, Cuban Piece, after recording a winner on his first ride at Lockinge, near Wantage, yesterday.

RACING: Knight proud of lucky Jim

The Oxford Times: FAB FOUR: Jim Culloty with his four Golds Cup, three for riding Best Mate and one for     training Lord Windermere, at his stables at Churchtown, near Mallow, in County Cork

8:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Henrietta Knight, who trained Best Mate to win three Cheltenham Gold Cups under Jim Culloty, was thrilled to see her former stable jockey land chasing’s blue riband with Lord Windermere.

MOTORSPORT: Bottas takes fifth for Williams in Australia

The Oxford Times: Motor sport, racing car and driver generic image for sport

2:35pm Sunday 16th March 2014

Nico Rosberg delivered on Mercedes' promise with a dominant victory in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, as Lewis Hamilton retired on lap three.

SHOOTING: Rivers focuses on Glasgow after regaining GB crown

The Oxford Times: Didcot’s Dan Rivers is presented with the British air rifle championship trophy by Roger Monksummers, as runner-up Jack Bale looks on

8:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

Didcot marksman Dan Rivers has a place in England’s team for this summer’s Commonwealth Games firmly in his sights after regaining his British air rifle title.

WEIGHTLIFTING: Watson claims English title to boost Games bid

The Oxford Times: Ben Watson

7:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

Didcot's Ben Watson boosted his chances of competing in this year’s Commonwealth Games by landing a title at the English Championships in Birmingham.

MOTORSPORT: Wolff will drive in Formula 1 practice

The Oxford Times: Susie Wolff

8:00am Tuesday 25th February 2014

Susie Wolff will take part in two practice sessions at Formula 1 grands prix this year as part of an expanded role for the Grove-based Williams development driver.

ROWING: Floods will not affect Boat Race preparations

The Oxford Times: rowing image close up of oars and rowers arms

7:47pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

My family have been watermen on the River Thames since 1671, firstly at Marlow and – since 1832 – at Walton-on-Thames, writes Mike Rosewell.

RACING: Trainer Longsdon racks up 300th winner

The Oxford Times: Charlie Longsdon was delighted at passing milestone

7:45pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

Charlie Longsdon reached another milestone in his burgeoning career when Harristown gave him his 300th winner with a surprise 20-1 success at Huntingdon, writes Russell Smith.

ROWING: Purchase 'one of Britain's greatest' calls it a day

The Oxford Times: Zac Purchase (left) and Mark Hunter show off their silver medals at the London Olympics

7:37pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

Wallingford resident Zac Purchase has decided to call an end to his international rowing career, writes Mike Rosewell.

RACING: Carruthers targeted at veterans' contest

The Oxford Times: Carruthers, seen winning the Hennessy Gold Cup in 2011, could return to Newbury for his next outing on Saturday, March 1

7:00am Tuesday 4th February 2014

Carruthers, the 2011 Hennessy Gold Cup hero, could return to the scene of his finest hour by running in a veterans’ handicap chase at Newbury on March 1.

RACING: Knight home after breaking an ankle

The Oxford Times: Henrietta Knight in freak accident

7:00am Tuesday 4th February 2014

HENRIETTA Knight is back at West Lockinge Farm, near Wantage, after breaking her right ankle and two bones in her leg in a freak accident.

RACING: Fond farewells paid to star Biddlecombe

The Oxford Times: Terry Biddlecombe’s coffin, with flowers and his racing silks on top, is carried into church

7:00am Saturday 18th January 2014

Within the Holy Trinity Church at Ardington a star stood out.

ROWING: Howard gives Dark Blues a big presence

The Oxford Times: Malcolm Howard (left) and Constantine Louloudis

7:00am Friday 10th January 2014

CANADIAN Malcolm Howard, the man leading Oxford University’s attempt to win the 160th Boat Race, is a man of international renown, writes MIKE ROSEWELL.

RACING: Cheltenham celebration in store for Biddlecombe

The Oxford Times: Terry Biddlecombe with Henrietta Knight and Best Mate at West Lockinge after their charge’s third Gold Cup success

7:00am Tuesday 7th January 2014

Plans are in the pipe-line to hold a celebration of Terry Biddlecombe’s life at Cheltenham racecourse – the scene of so many of his great triumphs.

HORSE RACING: Henrietta Knight leads tributes to 'wonderful friend' Terry Biddlecombe

The Oxford Times: Terry Biddlecombe and Henrietta Knight picture with Best Mate at West Lockinge after one of his three Cheltenham Gold Cup victories

9:00am Monday 6th January 2014

HENRIETTA KNIGHT led the tributes to her husband Terry Biddlecombe, who died yesterday aged 72, describing the former champion jockey as “a wonderful friend”.

RACING Bingo strikes it rich for Longsdon

7:00am Tuesday 31st December 2013

No No Bingo (5-1) continued Chipping Norton trainer Charlie Longsdon and jockey Noel Fehily’s winning spree with a game victory at Haydock yesterday.

ROWING: Houghton thrilled by convincing victory

The Oxford Times: Frances Houghton won by a commanding eight seconds

7:00am Thursday 19th December 2013

Frances Houghton, from Wheatley, with four Olympic appearances and two silver medals behind her, shows little sign of easing up, writes Mike Rosewell.

ROWING: Awesome Brookes are just too good

6:00am Friday 13th December 2013

Oxford Brookes amassed a sensational 12 wins at the Wallingford Winter Head for eights and fours.

RACING: Ex-Oxfordshire trainer Gerard Butler hit by five-year ban

The Oxford Times: Gerard Butler

8:00am Thursday 5th December 2013

Former Oxfordshire trainer Gerard Butler has been banned from racing for five years after nine horses in his care tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid.

RACING: Whiskey is the toast for rookie Williams

The Oxford Times: Noel Williams with Hot Whiskey N Ice, who gave him his first winner with victory at Uttoxeter

8:00am Thursday 5th December 2013

Noel Williams was both relieved and overjoyed after Hot Whiskey N Ice gave him his first winner since setting up as a trainer at Blewbury, near Didcot.

ROWING: Dark Blues gain early win over Cambridge

The Oxford Times: Constantine Louloudis was in Oxford University's winning crew

8:53pm Wednesday 4th December 2013

Two Oxfordshire crews fought off the toughest competiton Britain and abroad to emerge victorious in the 4¼ mile Fours Head of the River from Mortlake to Putney on Saturday, writes Mike Rosewell.

RACING: Brown in short-term switch to Knight's stables

The Oxford Times: Gary Brown with Rosslyn Castle at West Lockinge

10:00am Wednesday 20th November 2013

Gary Brown has moved his training operation to Henrietta Knight’s West Lockinge yard, near Wantage, while building work takes place at Tony McCoy’s Upper Lambourn stables.

MOTORSPORT: Maldonado backtracks on Williams broadside

The Oxford Times: Pastor Maldonado has secured Williams's only point this season

10:00am Tuesday 19th November 2013

Pastor Maldonado has admitted to overstepping the mark after exploding and delivering a heat-of-the moment damning indictment on his time with the Grove-based Williams outfit.

RACING: Trainer Adielsson returning to Sweden

The Oxford Times: Hans Adielsson is returning home

8:51pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013

Hans Adielsson is to leave his Kingston Lisle stables and return home to Sweden next month.

ROWING: Houghton takes a rare ducking

4:43pm Thursday 17th October 2013

The Tideway has not been a happy place for local crews in the past week, writes Mike Rosewell.

RACING: Mixed fortunes for Longsdon

The Oxford Times: Charlie Longsdon, who celebrated after Brassick gave him a winner at Wetherby

4:40pm Thursday 17th October 2013

Chipping Norton trainer Charlie Longsdon reflected on the ups and downs of National Hunt racing after his Huntingdon double on Tuesday was marred by the tragic loss of stable stalwart Strongbows Legend.

MOTORSPORT: Grosjean has to settle for third in Japan

2:44pm Sunday 13th October 2013

The Enstone-based Lotus team had high hopes of victory when Romain Grosjean led for much of the Japanese Grand Prix at Suzuka today.

RACING: Azure flies home for Longsdon

7:11pm Thursday 10th October 2013

Charlie Longsdon just can’t stop firing in the winners.

ROWING: Wiggins proves he is still a master

7:09pm Thursday 10th October 2013

St Edward’s School BC, Oxford, had four wins at the Reading Small Boats Head, writes Mike Rosewell.

ROWING: Wallingford's deadly dozen shine

The Oxford Times: These Wallingford’s junior rowers had great success at their Long Distance Sculls (from left) Max Thompson (J14),  Lucy Walker (WJ16)  and Seb Newman (J15)

10:00am Thursday 3rd October 2013

Wallingford were celebrating afterd picking up 12 victories after hosting the Long Distance sculls on Saturday.

RACING: Double joy for Channon

7:53pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013

West Ilsley trainer Mick Channon landed a 30-1 double on Newmarket’s Cambridgeshire supporting card with Ayaar and Amralah in the closing two handicaps.

RACING: Berkshire boosts Cole's Classic dream

The Oxford Times: Berkshire (right) ridden by Jim Crowley, wins the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday

7:50pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013

Whatcombe trainer Paul Cole’s Classic dreams for Berkshire remain alive after the highly-regarded colt dug deep to land the Judd-monte Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket on Satur-day.

ROWING: City home in with 23 wins

11:00am Thursday 26th September 2013

It was a great day on the river in Oxford on Saturday as crowds lined Donnington Bridge and the towpaths along the 1,850-metre course for the Isis Sculls, writes Mike Rosewell.

RACING: Longsdon plotting a new road to success with team of youngsters

The Oxford Times: Trainer Charlie Longsdon with Vulcanite at his Hull Farm Stables, near Chipping Norton

10:00am Thursday 26th September 2013

Travelling into Charlie Longsdon’s Chipping Norton yard, visitors now encounter a smart new driveway.

RACING: I'd love to have more Cheltenham horses says Hill

The Oxford Times: Trainer Lawney Hill with Aghill at her Woodway Farm Stables in Aston Rowant

8:52am Friday 20th September 2013

Having forged a reputation for turning other trainers’ cast-offs into winners, Aston Rowant handler Lawney Hill is keen to show she is equally adept with higher quality horses.



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