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Racing in Baarnsley

A new kind of racing is arriving in South Yorkshire.

To mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee staff at Cannon Hall Farm in Barnsley have organised nine days of Royal Ascot themed racing, involving sheep instead of horses.

It was first introduced last year and was so popular they are doing it again. 20 sheep have been trained to take part in the event.

The sheep are fairly easy to train once they realise there is a food reward at the end of the race. It often surprises people that they are so willing to race and jump the fences so well. They aren't put off by crowds and are keen to race and get their food treat.

– Richard Nicholson, Cannon Hall Farm

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