Bramble the goat takes the glory in the East End’s alternative to the Boat Race

Oxford showed their supremacy in the Boat Race on Saturday but it was a different tale in Saturday’s alternative Goat Race in the East End.

While the prestigious rowing contest is on to its 157th year, the battle of the two Golden Guernsey goats is just three years old, but it is already proving a popular annual draw for east Londoners.

They turned out en masse to line the course to see Bramble, 6, representing Cambridge. beat her brother Bently to the line at Spitalfields City Farm in Buxton Street.

Race organisers said the pair had been taking their training “seriously” beforehand and they didn’t appear too fazed by all the attention.

Before that the crowds also witnessed a number of contests including the How Can You Goat? competition and the Stoat Race and enjoyed market stalls set up in the farm.


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