Saturday, April 13, 2013
Booligal Sheep Races (Other)
Sheep Racing is obviously a very tricky business. If it wasn't, everyone would be organising it, and the TAB would be involved. It seems that only in Booligal do there exist people with the ingenuity and enterprise to organise such an event as Sheep Racing, and it is a lot of fun!
Sheep, as we all know, are loyal, flocking, shepherd-following creatures, and have inspired whole breeds of Sheep Dogs, and their resulting Sheep-Dog trial events, so it is only appropriate that sheep have an event of their own in which to star.
Sheep do occasionally gallop a little in the open paddocks, but organised racing is another thing altogether. Being much smaller than horses, they cannot comfortably carry a jockey, for starters, so are not required to in this form of racing. Instead they are piloted by instinct and the collective urgings and encouragement of their handlers. (Date to be confirmed closer to the event)