• KEITH Dalgleish started August with a continuation of his winning ways - completing an across the card double at Hamilton and Thirsk.

  • HAWICK handler Iain Jardine celebrated his birthday on July 21 with a winner, and continued in unbeatable form in July.

  • BRITAIN'S most northerly trainer, Jackie Stephen, celebrated her 50th birthday with a winner.

  • Keith Dalgleish wasn't on hand when his Carluke stable posted a 566-1 four-timer at Hamilton on June 18 - celebrating the achievement instead at Royal Ascot.

  • JIM Goldie celebrated two doubles in two days at Ayr.

  • SCOTTISH Grand National hope Scotswell landed the feature £25,000 handicap chase at Kelso on March 22, providing Jedburgh trainer Harriet Graham, who also bred the gelding, with her biggest prize to date.

  • DESPITE the Scottish Borders being one of the most densely equine populated areas of Britain, it lacks an indoor competition riding venue.

  • Breeders from Shetland, Ross-shire and Midlothian took the top honours at Aberdeen and Northern Marts 49th annual show and sale of registered pedigree Shetland ponies this week at the Thainstone Centre, Inverurie.

  • Mares have been making their mark at the SHB(GB) gradings.

  • The Pony Club Tetrathlon Championships, incorporating the disciplines of running, cross country riding, shooting and swimming, took place recently at their new venue of Bishop Burton College, East Riding of Yorkshire; with the swim phase of the competition being held at Beverley Leisure Centre.