It's baaack! Sheep Racing returns to Sark

  • Video report by ITV Channel TV's Tom Johnston

On your marks, get set, go! Sark Sheep Racing weekend is upon us.

The event, which has been running for 25 years, sees sheep racing down a track with teddy bear jockeys tied to their backs.

It is one of the biggest events in the island's calendar and this year has attracted thousands of visitors from across the Bailiwick and beyond.

The Miss Sark Visitor Princess prize was awarded jointly to 10-year-old Kiara Cleal and four-year-old Noah Abrahams, both from Guernsey.

Miss Sark Princess was awarded to nine-year-old Robin Scott.

Kiara Cleal (left), Noah Abrahams (middle), Robin Scott (right). Credit: ITV Channel TV

Organisers say they want to "thank absolutely everyone who has organised, donated, volunteered and generally done their bit to help".

The weekend also includes a fancy dress parade and live music.

Following changes to travel restrictions, as of Friday 16 July, anybody arriving in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, from Jersey, will need to isolate until their first negative test result. The change is due to the rising number of Covid cases in Jersey.