Travels inspired by the Wombles

Friday, 15 April 2011

An alternative to the Grand National...?

After all the Grand National controversy about the killing of horses (not 'destruction' as the euphemistic press puts it - the horses were living beings, they were killed), how about a safer option? While in Wellington, I went to Hoo Farm, just north of Telford. Apart from the loquaciousness of the parrots, the day's highlight was a goat race - with small toy sheep strapped to them as ersatz jockeys. No goats were harmed in this race. One or two were so reluctant to complete the course that they turned, halfway along, and went back to the start. You don't get that at Aintree...

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