The Oxford-Cambridge GOAT Race

By M@ Last edited 167 months ago
The Oxford-Cambridge GOAT Race


Yes, Goat Race. Forget the splashing, guffawing toffs of the river race this weekend and head down to Spitalfields City Farm for the first annual goat race. On Sunday afternoon, you can watch "two real goats setting the track alight with performances reminiscent of Usain Bolt with horns". A bookie will be on hand to take your bets, and all proceeds will go towards running the farm. Doors open at 2.30 (£3), with music from Pigsnoots and a goatee-knitting competition. The caprine capers proper begin at 3.30 when the main race takes place. A cornucopia of additional activities include facepainting, 'goat pogo and hula', and the intriguing ‘goats in coats in boats which float in moats’. Join the organisers in the pub afterwards for a free cocktail. No butts. Just go.

Last Updated 25 March 2009