Second Rig meeting is on the cards

Such has been the success of the recent common riding race meetings at Gala Rig that organisers are now looking to put on a second one in August.

The annual event was voted a complete success, with a fantastic entry of horses on the day. The Peatlaw Handicap and the Mile attracted an impressive eight and nine entries respectively.

“The weather held out for the most part, with only a couple of showers, but that didn’t dampen the atmosphere on the course, or deter the crowds from supporting us once again,” said Rig secretary Stuart Hogarth. “All in all, it was a great afternoon’s racing, receiving positive feedback from both owners and jockeys.

“In light of this, the committee are proposing to hold another one on August 9. This meeting is provisional at present, but it is hoped that with some sponsorship support, and a good entry, that it will take place.

“The Rig has been going from strength to strength over the last few years and this second meeting could help cement it in the Borders Flapping calendar.”