The 2020 Eastbury Duck Races
We hope everyone enjoyed the 2020 Eastbury Duck Races, which were broadcast on Friday on both Facebook and YouTube. We did have a few technical problems with Facebook, who had coincidentally made some significant changes to the site’s look and feel, as well as changing functionality earlier in the week. As a result,all races had to be uploaded manually, which resulted in the late running of the races. This consequently had a knock on effect on the transmission of the YouTube video, which was not available until 9.30pm. We hope it didn’t spoil your viewing, and that you found the event entertaining. If you haven’t seen the races, you can now watch them again here:
On behalf of Racing Welfare, Lambourn Riding for the Disabled and NAWT at Trindledown, we’d like to thank everyone for their support whether by buying ducks or simply by making a donation. Also huge thanks to the race and prize sponsors: The Plough Eastbury, Laurent Lebeau from The Funghi Club, Walker Logistics, Jamie Osborne, The Great Shefford, The Trustees of the RDA and NAWT. If any one would still like to make a donation, you can still do so by visiting the following Just Giving site:
Quacking on, here are the results of each race with the lucky winners and their prizes:
RACE 1 The Moorhen less Chicken maiden stakes
1st Egg on Ronay (15) – winning owner Mr Phil Wright who receives a tour for 4 people of NAWT Trindledown including lunch
RACE 2 The Eider Down Selling handicap
1st Bald as a Coot (23) – winning owner Mr Morgan Wicks who receives a 2 course meal for 2 courtesy of The Plough Eastbury
RACE 3 The Egg ’em on Challenge Cup
1st Ride a White Swan (12) – winning owner Mrs Linda Forrester who receives a £30 meal voucher courtesy of The Funghi Club.
RACE 4 Split the Bill stayers stakes
1st Arfur Mallard (19) – winning owner Mrs Tracy McGarva who receives a tour for 4 people of Jamie Osbourne’s racing stable and a trip to the gallops courtesy of Jamie Osbourne
RACE 5 Donald’s Duck Derby
1st The Bill (10) – winning owner Mr Billy Lardner who receives a £50 supermarket voucher courtesy of Walker Logistics.
RACE The Teal We Meet Again Amateur Paddlers stakes
1st Bill Insgate Market (21) – winning owner Mr Gerry Madden who receives a £50 supermarket voucher courtesy of The Trustees of Lambourn RDA
A number of people were too late to purchase ducks but kindly made a donation. They were entered into a prize draw to win a meal for 2 at The Great Shefford and the winner is Ms Micky Allfrey
Thanks once again for your support. We plan to put on a 3rd fundraising event for these 3 charities towards the end of the summer. We intend that it is another fun event. So watch this space!