The Oxford v Cambridge Goat Race

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Polish your horns and belt out those bleets, because London's favourite farmyard fracas is back for a seventh year in 2015. The Goat Race is fast becoming as popular as its Thames-based rival (at least around the Time Out office), and sees two goats – one representing ‘Oxford’, the other ‘Cambridge’ – take part in a dash around the farm. Since the alternative race precedes the real thing we think it would probably be a kindness to make sure the rowers don’t know the result before they take to the water (so as not to put them off their stroke), though last year a last-minute additional competitor – running as 'And' took the title, so perhaps we needn't worry. The gates open at 1pm with lots to enjoy on the farm, including bands, booze and other fun, goat-related nonsense. The race takes place at some point between 2pm and 5pm, depending on the mood of the athletes. There’s an official bookie and sweepstake if you or your nanny fancy a flutter. Book tickets well in advance – the animals mustn't get overcrowded and places sell out fast.

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