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A handicapping analysis

Introduction According to Wikipedia, a handicap race is "a race in which horses carry different weights, allocated by the handicapper". On March 4th 2020 18 Westies ran the In The Dark Handicap from the Kilpatrick gasworks (55.927112,…

Christmas Handicap 2019

On the traditional Saturday after Christmas a stalwart band of Westies braved the wet and wind to stage the annual fancy dress handicap race. The conditions were predictably challenging so only the connoisseurs of this classic event were persuaded…

In The Dark Handicap

IN THE DARK HANDICAPWe had a great turnout tonight for our wee Westies jaunt up a snow-shortened course in the Kilpatricks. Don Reid enjoyed his first (and hopefully not only) victory as a V60, coming home a good 20secs clear of Ian Thurlbeck…

Christmas Handicap 2017

Dirty Tricks Rob JQ of Carbeth Triumph A small-to-medium (though veering towards the smaller end on this occasion) group of Westies elite athletes ventured forth to Carbeth on 30th December for the usual nonsense. The nonet of members (8 runners…

Simon Triger Memorial Handicap

There was a great turnout tonight to remember or great friend Simon. Andrew hoodwinked the handicapper with his tales of woe and was a clear winner. Gregor was fastest runner, just outside his course record. 1  Andrew McBride    …

Christmas Handicap 2016, Carbeth

The Resurrection of Mr Turnbull Apparently, the terrible news spread around East Kilbride like wildfire back in 2015; Drew Turnbull had popped his clogs and Don was, naturally, shocked and upset. He was even more shocked today to be greeted…

Christmas Handicap 2015

Handicap on the Hoof So, where were all the Westies today? A miserly dozen turned out to cavort around Carbeth on a delightfully sunny Sunday. As for those missing, where were they? Had they all succumbed to rampant consumerism and headed off…

New Year in Arrochar

Hi Westies,   Just a quick note/invite to those of you not heading to Anoch Mor/anything else more fun on Friday.   I'm planning on hosting a wee informal trail race around the paths up through the woods behind the train station in…

Dumgoyne Handicap 2015

The winner of the 2015 Dumgoyne Handicap, and recipient of the Simon Triger Memorial Trophy, is Gordon Bulloch. In a reversal of their Goatfell placings, Robert Simpson finished second, just ahead of Gregor Stewart. Gregor's run time of 38.41…

Carbeth Christmas Handicap

Ally Stokoe romped home by a minute to win the famed Calder Chicken Legs 1st Prize. He was followed by fastest man Gregor and then first woman Muffy. There was a great turnout of @ 20 festive fancy dressers, including Caveman, Batman,SweetieMan…