1st Annual Greenwich Pantomime Horse Race

It’s incredible how out of touch you can get in such a short time. It takes five minutes to get out of the loop, weeks to get back into it. I had no idea this was going to be on, so I was a bit bemused when Stephen sent me this pic of a lost pantomime horse:

It was, apparently, the first Annual Greenwich Pantomime Horse Race, and Warren sent me the other two pics in this post, of the race itself. He tells me runners and riders started on the lawn of Devonport House, taking on drinks in the Rose and Crown, Oliver’s, The Richard the First (Tolly) , The Greenwich Union and finally The Morden Arms. 

I love that they had betting on the outcome with all monies going to Great Ormond St. It took place on Sunday and sadly even if I had known about it I couldn’t have gone; I spent the entire day with the world’s worst hangover. But I’ll go next year, promise.

There’s an article in The News Shopper and Warren tells me there will be a full report in the Standard this evening. In the sports pages, obviously. Since it is, apparently, to be an annual event, I daresay that you can sign up on the ‘The 1st annual charity Greenwich Pantomime Horse Race’ Facebook page. I wonder if it’s just panto horses? What about cows? Geese? Cats? Camels? I vaguely remember a guy buying the two pandas from the Greenwich panto  a few years back. Now could be his moment. 

Any more mad races? Bring ‘em on….


the attachments to this post:

panto horse stephen
panto horse stephen

First Annual Greenwich Pantomime Horse Race
First Annual Greenwich Pantomime Horse Race

First Annual Greenwich Pantomime Horse Race
First Annual Greenwich Pantomime Horse Race


4 Comments to “1st Annual Greenwich Pantomime Horse Race”

  1. Bad Witch says:

    Pantomime horse races are more usually a summer seaside activity – nice to see this come inland for the winter :)

    http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2008/06/approaching-midsummer.html

  2. Stephen says:

    when Stephen sent me this pic of a lost pantomime horse:

    Not this Stephen, is there another one?

  3. There are at least four lovely Stephens who send me pictures on a regular basis. I get very confused sometimes…

  4. Robert Number16 says:

    Dear Phantom
    Please Please could whoever organised the The Panto Horse race get in touch with me on nmmanagement@hotmail.com.
    (might see you in spirit on the 16th)