At 11.00am on Sunday 14th December in Greenwich, you will find the daftest charity event in London.
This year the Annual London Pantomime Horse Race takes a Sci-Fi theme and will be led by the Black Knight’s Drum and Bugle Corp, a battalion of 50 Stormtroopers, Darth Vader and R2D2 – who will all march from Greenwich’s Cutty Sark to Devonport House ahead of the opening ceremony.
Legendary television horse racing pundit John McCririck will be donning his infamous deer-stalker and providing commentary, and giving expert tips on who to back in the field before starting the race.
When interviewed about his return to the microphone, John McCririck commented; “Yes, I have broadcast from The Grand National, The Cheltenham Festival and The Epsom Derby, but the crowning jewel in my 33-year career will definitely be the London Pantomime Horse Race!”
Over 40 Panto horses (plus the odd cow and zebra) will take part in this fantastically silly, fun-packed comedy race all in the name of raising money for Demelza Children’s Hospice.
Then there’s the afterparty! More details about that here