Published: 17:05, 01 September 2009 |
Updated: 09:43, 10 January 2014
Top hats and tails were left behind for a sun-drenched Island race meeting that put Ascot in the shade when it came to four-legged fun.
More than 5,000 punters in party mood descended on Sheppey Court Marshes in Halfway Road, Sheerness, for the Sheppey Round Table Donkey Derby – and an action-packed day of events and attractions produced a bumper day.
A team of tip-top donkeys that looked in peak racing condition, took part in eight sponsored sprints, with mounts and individual races sponsored by Island businesses.
There were thrills and spills as young riders rode for victory, with punters plunging their cash on jockey colours.
Huge entertainment value was offered by a boot sale, fun fair, a host of stalls and sideshows, face painting, beer tent and barbecue. The demand for beefburgers was overwhelming.
For the full story and three pages of pictures, see this week’s Times Guardian, out Wednesday.
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Find out what's going on in the garden, with Kent expert Lucy Hewett's weekly update.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.