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Kelso Races: Lee-Anne Gillie from Race Sponsor R. P Adam (left) presents the prize for first place to Kaye Niven from 5 Star Taxis and pantomime horse runners Liam Snow and Scott Rice.

Kelso Races: Lee-Anne Gillie from Race Sponsor R. P Adam (left) presents the prize for first place to Kaye Niven from 5 Star Taxis and pantomime horse runners Liam Snow and Scott Rice.

RACING at Kelso was preceded by a highly entertaining and well-supported Borders Barmy Army (BBA) pantomime horse race, which was won by Five Star Taxi’s Papillon on Saturday.

Oh, yes they did!

The third successive staging of the race marked the first fundraising event for the BBA’s new campaign, in aid of the Macmillan Unit at the Borders General Hospital, which will see the Borders-based group and 30 guests take on the three peaks challenge in May. A £10,000 target is the new goal for the group and Saturday’s fun event has already raised an impressive £3,000 for the charity.

The race results were: 1, Five Star Taxis; 2, The Macmillan horse sponsored by Michael Bertram and family; 3, Borders, Sports & Leisure Trust horse.

The wooden spoon went to Central Gas Services & Queens Head, Kelso, who sensationally fell in the final stages of the race after they had taken the lead. A fun day was had by all. Go to www.thersouthernreporter.co.uk for a link to see the race.

The group wish to thank Kaye Niven from Five Star Taxis – who donated the £100 winning prize money to Macmillan; Kelso Races for allowing the event to take place; race sponsors RP Adam, the horse sponsors; the brave runners and handlers; and everyone who donated very generously on the day.

On November 3, BBA twins Lee and Liam Myers will be travelling to America to run the New York City Marathon for Macmillan in their kilts.

Full details of this, and how to enter the BBA 3 Peaks Challenge, go to www.bordersbarmyarmy.com

 

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