When a day or two out of Hawick isn’t wasted

Hawick Cornet Euan Reilly leads the parade of horses to Mosspaul on Saturday.
Hawick Cornet Euan Reilly leads the parade of horses to Mosspaul on Saturday.

The sun certainly shined on Hawick Cornet Euan Reilly on Tuesday as he led a large contingent of riders to Mosspaul in fine weather – just as he did three days previous in just as nice conditions on the Mosstroopers’ ride.

He told us: “It was really good to be leading all the other Borders principals as well as the other riders.

“They were both really fine days, and we were well looked after by the Mosstroopers Club.”

Euan’s big day comes up next Friday, but he has several events to attend before that, including the Thursday Night Chase, which takes place tonight.

He said: “I am really looking forward to that, but I can’t wait till next week, when it’s all go.

“I’m a wee bit nervous, but I’m sure everything will be fine.”