And the kindly folk of that country must all pack and tramp, every father's son out of his father's house, and out of the place where he was bred and fed, and played when he was a callant
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and Fernan Fermin refused to buckle down and, instead, notched their own string of 4-game winners to take back the lead at 5-4.
Weighing just seven stone eight pounds and standing only five feet four inches tall, he raced in a black one-piece suit -hence his nickname "The Little Black Callant
being a Scottish colloquialism for "lad".
Its featurewasthe RothburyCup Hunter'sChase,wonin1956byThe Callant
The Black Callant
is a terrific true story which Arthur and I have nourished for quite a few years now.
Front row: Ann Brown, John Mattox, Graham Callant
, Mr Evans, Doreen Harris, Philip Say, Susan Hibbert.
Peter and Rhona Elliot's Dere Street kept all pursuers at bay in the confined to land his seasonal hat-trick and go into the record books as the 100th winner bred by the Elliots, going back through seven generations to Windywalls, dam of The Callant
I have known for years Arthur's fascination with an unheralded Geordie hero, but now a two-hour feature film will celebrate the life of The Black Callant
against a stunning background of the North East where he ran his races.
Jedburgh also hosts a festival in July, when The Callant
leads a cavalcade on historic rides.
The Jethart Callants
- Jethart is an ancient spelling of Jedburgh - was formed to maintain the town's traditional Callant
, or Common Riding, which is held every July.
Again a project he's had on the backburner for years, it's about Victorian runner James Rowan from Gateshead, also known as The Black Callant
, who had a fascinating but ultimately sad riches-to-rags life.