Kiplingcotes Derby winner 'never been so scared'
The jockey of the winning horse in what is thought to be the oldest race in England has said "I've never been so scared in all my life."
Sam Osborne was on Mad Professor, a retired racehorse that bolted from the start and sped around four-mile flat race on farm lanes and tracks.
The Kiplingcotes Derby is believed to have been run near Market Weighton in East Yorkshire every March since 1519.
Its rules state if the race is not run one year, it must never be run again.
Race trustee Guy Stephenson said regulations have made the race increasingly expensive to organise.
"We have to have stewards, insurance, ambulances and vets and it has cost us a fortune to run it.
The winning jockey said of her white-knuckle ride: "I couldn't steer him, I couldn't stop, it was just gone."
The derby is a four-mile flat race on farm lanes and tracks. The race was the 497th time it has been run over the course.