8 magnificent beasts race over jumps on their way to the finish line, in front the crowd roar for their favourite, behind their jockeys urge them onwards to win.

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Sheep Racing AT HOO FARM!

No, this isn’t Aintree, these aren’t horses and the jockeys aren’t human! This is the World Famous Hoo Farm Sheep Steeplechase. It may not have the grandeur of Ascott or Cheltenham but with their teddy bear jockeys and will to win, the sheep don’t know that!

Taking place daily* (except Fridays) from April to September – this is your perfect chance to experience the excitement of the races on a smaller scale. With our own Tote (for you chance to win an elusive Hoo Farm Rosette) and a professional race commentary, all the bases are covered.

We were the first to race Sheep over fences, and (in our humble opinion) we’re still the best!

*as the weather conditions can vary and our animals welfare is paramount, we advise ringing ahead to check that this activity is taking place.