PANTOMIME HORSE RACE (Annual) - London  December 11th 2016  - The ‘United Neightions’

The annual London Pantomime Horse Race in December is one of the capital's most unmissable and unique Christmas charity events. Starting at Devonport House Greenwich

Over 40 Panto horses (not to mention the odd cow and zebra) will take part in fantastically silly, fun-packed comedy race through the streets of Greenwich, all in the name of raising money for Demelza Children's Hospice.

The streets of Greenwich will be transformed into a course for comical, cantering ponies as they race from Devonport House stopping off at various pubs, before staggering to the finishing line.

Thousands of supporters pack the streets to cheer on their favourite furry gee-gees and the event has attracted celebrity support from the likes of Arthur Smith, Harry Hill, and Bill Bailey.

International media have featured the race, delighting in the deliciously absurd sight of galloping pantomime horses accompanied by crowds of fans in bizarre fancy dress.

Once the horses have passed the winning post, there's a lively post-race Christmas party to enjoy.

So far, the previous pantomime races have raised thousands for various charities and this year’s horses are now in and are rearing to go for the off at 1pm this coming Sunday.

Each of the 22 ‘Neightional Horses’ will be competing before the race for a position on the starting line via a virtual online-race qualifier with the 5 most donated ‘Horses’ earning their place on the starting grid on Race day. 

The Horse that takes the most donations by 7pm on Saturday 10th December will be the 1st on the starting line at the race the very next day.  Furthermore, the most donated ‘Horse’ will be presented with a prize for their charitable efforts at the ‘’After-race Xmas Party’ that afternoon. The Prize will be presented by ‘The Cheeky Girls’ themselves!

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All donations go direct to our chosen charity – The Sick Children’s Trust’ www.sickchildrenstrust,org

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