Doping experts are not expected to be in Bishopstone for the annual pig racing day on June 2. Despite many suspicous looking 'owners' (ie sponsors), no tampering with the 10 week old beauties has so far been reported, and Clive Hill, head trainer, reports pigs happily feeding from his hand this morning as they prepare to face 500 people in Cues lane, who will, we estimate, wager as much as £2000 on two races.
The big day, for those of you who've been on Mars for the past month, is June 2; guaranteed to be a wet day; two races in Cues Lane, 3.30 and 4.45, we reckon, assuming the bookie Tom Green has sorted his admin and paid out to winners.
Names so far for pigs include Globetrotter, Crubeen, Posh Trotty, Spotty Botty, Pata Negra, Stich and Bitch (likely to change), Pinewood Porker....and er I've forgotten the last one! Owners/sponsors include Pinewood School, Los Gatos restuarnat in Swindon, the Cues Lane Motorcycle club, The trollopes, the becks, the huckers, the ecclestones and ....as usual, forgotten
Money raised goes to Riding for The Disabled; great food and drink inside and out, from midday onwards. Parking will be difficult, entertainment might be high