Dozens attend pantomime horse race

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Published: Sunday 14th December 2014 by The News Editor

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It was a case of “may the horse be with you” as Star Wars characters Princess Leia and Darth Vader sounded the starting gun at a pantomime horse race for charity.

Dozens of people dressed as horses – along with the odd cow and zebra – to race through the streets of Greenwich in the London Pantomime Horse Race and raise money for the Demelza Children’s Hospice.

Now in its fifth year, the event took on a science fiction theme, with Stormtroopers from the Star Wars film accompanying the participants.

Racing pundit John McCririck was also on hand to give punters the best odds, before the “horses” cantered through the starting gate at Devonport House, trying their best to avoid parked cars and the crowds.

They did not have to trot too far before taking on some well-earned refreshment – more of the gin-and-tonic variety than oats and barley.

The eventual winners were Mike Wood and Adam Stakemire, both from Greenwich, who galloped across the line in a zebra outfit.

Published: Sunday 14th December 2014 by The News Editor

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