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  • Tom Hamilton, the 18-year-old, regained his lead for the men’s title after riding a double at the Tynedale point to point, on Sunday, at Downhills, Corbridge.

  • There is something of the Boadicea (or do I mean Laurence Olivier - aka great actor) about the flaky mare this February.

  • Following in the footsteps of Pauline Robson, Clive Storey, Peter Craggs, Kevin Anderson and the late Charlie Macmillan, Tristan Davidson, 34, became the sixth post-war Northern Area jockey to reach the magical one hundred winner mark between the flags with a double on the Victor Thompson-trained geldings, Mr Shahady and Sharivarry in last Sunday’s Dumfriesshire and Stewartry meeting at Overton Farm, Crossford.

  • SCOTLAND'S leading showjumper Scott Brash lifted the overall title of the 2013 Longines Global Champions Tour at the series finale in Doha, Qatar, last weekend (November 23).

  • A Sunday lunch, organised by Sally Coutts and friends, held at Strathallan Castle in Perthshire raised funds for Equine Grass Sickness Fund.

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  • It IS strange not to be emerging from a ‘proper’ winter although one would be hard pushed to define just what that it is nowadays. Emerging we are and at some pace during the month of March when everything seems to be early including the fields which are noticeably turning green.

  • It is little wonder that The Times described the National Theatre’s production of War Horse as the  “theatre event of the decade.”

  • I WAS interested to read in TSF recently, an appreciation for the sterling work done for BHS Scotland by Lorraine Young, who has been its chairman over the past seven years.

  • JUST when I thought that a master class given by Ferdi Eilberg was the highlight of this year's Horse of the Year Show (HOYS), Douglas Duffin produced the trump card on Saturday night when he took the Tagg Puisance show jumping competition with Julie McClelland's Volcano.

  • I am encouraged that at least three pony enthusiasts read last month's column which obviously motivated them sufficiently that they felt the need to write letters to the SF in defence of their much loved Eriskay breed.