The Oxford v Cambridge Goat Race
Spitalfields City Farm
Sun Apr 6
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Feb 19 2013
In 2014 the Goat Race, now in its sixth year and fast becoming as popular as its Thames-based rival (at least around the Time Out office), will take place on Sunday April 6.
The Goat Race sees two goats – one named 'Oxford', the other 'Cambridge' – take part in a dash around the farm. In previous years the event has taken place at exactly the same time as 'the other race' between Oxford and Cambridge universities but it may be earlier this year as the Boat Race doesn't doesn't start till 6pm. Check back nearer the time for an update.
If the alternative race does precede 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).
Whatever time the race, the gates will open earlier in the afternoon for the usual bands, booze and other fun, goat-related nonsense. There's an official bookie and sweepstake if you or your nanny fancy a flutter.
Spitalfields City Farm Buxton St
- Event phone:
020 7247 8762
- Event website:
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