Whilst Archie was off prepping for glory in the Mighty Deerstalker – see Monday’s post – Karen was flying the A Hume/Bladen flag at the Buccleuch Point to Point.
Take your pick, but we know where we’d rather be. Only one event permitted access to the hospitality tent without first committing endurance feats of unfeasible masochism.
It is true that Friars Haugh was equally awash with mud and flooding – it’s not normally possible to admire the spires of Kelso rising behind the lake – there’s not normally a lake.
But thankfully the races went ahead and Karen wore her Dubarrys.
Gillon Crow rode to victory on Tomzatackman in the A Hume Bladen Open Maiden, making it a double win at the Duke of Buccleuch Point to Point for the Jedburgh jockey.
Amanda Hall and her husband, Andy made the long jaunt from Norwich to represent the Bladen side of the A Hume Bladen partnership and together Amanda and Karen presented owner, Raymond Shiels and Gillon Crow with the trophy.