Another successful day at The Rig

Race goers once again enjoyed a stunning day at Gala Rig as the second successive August Meeting went under starters orders last Saturday.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 19th August 2015, 4:27 pm
Craig Stanners presents the winner of the second pony race, Robbie Ashe with his prize.
Craig Stanners presents the winner of the second pony race, Robbie Ashe with his prize.

Members of the public arrived in droves to support the event, organised by Selkirk Flapping Association, while the race entries all exceeded expectations.

Association convenor Craig Stanners said: “I would like most sincerely to thank all those who attended and all the financial contributors, without your support we simply would not be able to continue.

“Together what we have managed to firmly establish this event as a fun family day out for all, and one that once again, will give back to local community organisations, events and good causes.

“Special thanks must go to The Ex- Lauder cornets who once again did a fantastic job as gate men and to Kenny Grieve, Jim Henderson and Gary Cleghorn for keeping us fed, watered and entertained after the last race.

“It was an excellent afternoon of racing with the Pony Race particularly going down a treat, so much so in fact we had to run a second race at the end of the meeting for larger ponies.

“On behalf of Selkirk Flapping Association, thank you very much to all.”


Race 1 - Three Brethren Handicap (7 Furlongs) Sponsored by AV Safety Services, Tweedside Financial Services and Les Millar Garage Services

1, Rocky Hollow (Owner: J&B Racing, Jockey: Titch Boyd)

2, Mr Mo (Owner: Margaret Young, Jockey: Tyrone Williams)

3, Shadow Boxer (Owner: Telford Forestry, Jockey: Greg Fairley)

(7 Horses entered)

Race 2 - The Ettrick Forest handicap (mile ½)

1, Wee Al (Owner : Alistair Clarke, Jockey: Alistair Clarke)

2, Rock on Tommy, (Owner: Start Again Racing, Jockey; Tyrone Williams)

3, To Be Sure, (Owner: S & J Gray, Jockey: Greg Fairley)

(6 Horses Entered

Race 3 - The Chip Millar Pony Race Sponsored by Mr E Prentice

1, Freddie, Jockey: Frances Cromarty

2, Harry Potter, Jockey: Archie Young

3, Joe Calzaghi, Jockey Lewis Renwick

9 Entries

Race 4 - The Selkirk Flapping Association Mile Sponsored by Davidson Land Services

1, Full of Magic, (Owner: The Magic Fools, Jockey: Tyrone Williams)

2, Burnie, (Owner: Del Hogg, Jockey Greg Fairley)

3, Isobar (Owner: Billerwell Racing, Jockey: Titch Boyd)

4 Entries

Race 5

The South Common Stakes (6 Furlong) Sponsored by Hunters Cabs

1, Kalahari Desert (Owner: Whitawell Racing Jockey: Greg Fairley)

2, Just A Joker (Owner: Langholm Racing, Jockey: Tyrone Williams)

3, Another Dream (Owner: Latimer and Burgess, Jockey Sean Huggan)

3 Horses Entered

Pony Race (Extra race due to popularity, for horses 14 hands and over)

1, Adios Amigos Jockey: Robbie Ashe

2, Tarka 2 Jockey: Ben Thorburn

3, Morgan Jockey: Abby Robertson

5 Horses Entered