Fun & Frolics with Ferrets

Ferret Racing


About 120 ‘racegoers’ turned out at King Sterndale Village Green for the Rotary Club of Buxton's ‘Floodlit Ferret Frolics’ – the fit ferrets being provided by James McKay (The National Ferret School). Buxton Rotarians had previously entered a draw to name the ferrets, and raised quite a clamour as they encouraged their favourites on – the hullabaloo being added to by shouts from punters who’d placed bets on the Ferret Tote. Five qualifying races were sponsored by Potters, Sidebotham & Son., Lee Wood Hotel, Overdale Veterinary Centre, and Rtn. Richard Atherton. Vardells sponsored the Final, where Rotarian Terry Corrigan was pleased to receive a bottle of champagne and a ‘gold cup’ as his sponsored ferret ‘Whacky Jackie’ emerged from her pipe ahead of her competitors. Everyone enjoyed a hearty meal of fish, chips and mushy peas in keeping with optional ‘ferret regalia’. All attest to a great time, with gazebos and bunting adding to the pleasure afforded by fine weather. Although it was primarily a fun social event, £568 was raised for local charities through ticket sales and the Tote. Thanks to all race sponsors and punters. Especial thanks to Brian and Stella Williams for use of the Village Green and provision of facilities - and to race photographers Iain Parker and President Jim. (District 1050's report)

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