2018 Race: FILM & TV edition


The 2018 London Pantomime Horse Race –
FILM & TV edition – Sunday 16th December 2018

The 9th Annual London Pantomime Horse Race has set its sights on creating something very special this year, with the ‘Film & TV’ character themed costumed Horse Race.  We are planning on turning Central Greenwich into its very own Tinsel Town, with assorted large-scale film & television props being placed along the route, along with a small battalion of costumed superheroes escorting those crazy Horses, from the Old Royal Naval College to Devonport House, before the race begins.

This year, the famed ‘pre-race ceremony’ will be hosted by Actress & TV Presenter, Sarah-Jane Honeywell, who will be introducing special live music appearances, celebrity special guests along with our star-studded edition of the pre-race panto Horse dance-off competition, ‘Strictly Neigh Dancing’.

Before the 1 pm London Pantomime Horse Race sets off,  another race will take place 30 minutes before, and will feature a group of Sloths & a Tortiouse as their racing pace-maker. We could be witnessing the worlds slowest Race’ before our very own eyes. (Full details on the ‘sloth race’ will be published in due course).

1pm…& they’re off.  The 9th London Pantomime Horse Race.  Over 30 costumed Nags, will be racing through the streets of Greenwich, in their quest to be crowned the 2018 champion Blunder Horse.  The traditional route from Devonport House, King William Walk, to Royal Hill, will this year have even more twist & turns, along with a surreal obstacle or three. (Further race route details will be announced in due course) .

After the climax of the race, the entrants, plus ticked members of the public, will be letting their Hair down, with the fun-filled ‘after-race show’.  Featuring Live music performances and a special guest or two. UPDATE: Full live line up just announced


To reserve your place in the 9th London Pantomime Horse Race (FILM & TV edition) or ‘The Sloth & Cart’ Race, please email [email protected]

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The 9th London Pantomime Horse Race 2-18 – The FILM & TV edition


In the world of TV & fILM, everything seems just that little bit bigger and a lot more surreal. This will prove no exception as to what is being planned for the 9th Annual London Pantomime Horse Race.

* FILM & TV Theme: Entrants will be required to dress up their  Panto Horse, in the style of their favorite Movie/TV character.

”  Early Bird RESERVE LIST.  Ensure to reserve your place as early as possible – & secure the name of your chosen ‘FILM&TV’ entry. (Horse pun entry names are not essential in the 2018 race -but extra brownie points will be awarded to the most imaginative Horse-Pun based Team names.   Email [email protected] to reserve.

“Fantastically silly, a must-see event.’’ -Time-Out

“The daftest contest in the racing calendar…one helluva crowd pleaser” – Evening Standard

“Completely silly and utterly for fun” – Horse & Hound

“It’s the annual sporting challenge that sits somewhere between the
Grand National and a three-legged race.” – Daily Mail

“Typical British eccentricity at its best.” – The Telegraph




London’s wackiest ‘Horse’ Race event, began in 2011, as a small quirky annual community charity event in Central Greenwich.  Since then it’s popularity, has continued to soar. The Free public Xmas event, attracts hundreds of spectators to Central Greenwich each year, along with race entrants, who travel from across the UK and Europe, to take part. It’s increasing popularity, quirkiness,  originality and sheer silliness has also received widespread support from  National and International TV / Media, who regularly cover the event on the day.

In 2016, The London Pantomime Horse Race received widespread international TV/media coverage from the UK,  USA, China, France,  Germany, Russia, Italy, Portugal, Columbia, Pakistan, & Australia, to name a few.

Celebrity support

Celebrities who have kindly given up their time to appear, perform  or have lent their support to the madcap event have included :

Squeeze  ( Glenn Tilbrook /Chris Difford)

Brian Blessed OBE – Actor /TV Personally

Matt Lucas   – Comedian / Actor

Dave Hill  –  Slade Guitarist

Steps  Pop Group

Jools Holland  –  Musician

Christopher Holland – Musician

Arthur Smith – Comedian

The Cheeky Girls  – Pop Group

Stephen Frost – Comedian / Actor

John McCririck  – Racing Pundit / TV Personality

Jimmi Harkishin  – (‘Dev’ Alahan – Coronation Street )

Jamie Borthwick – (Jay Brown –Eastenders )

Khali Best (Dexter Hartman – Eastenders )

Harry Hill  – Comedian

Tommy Steele – Singer / Entertainer

Bill Bailey – Comedian

Katie Price – TV Personality

Rachel Wiley – TV Personality

Frank Bruno OBE

Paul Cook – The Sex Pistols

Nazaneen Ghaffar – Sky News

Every year, the organiser aims to make the event even more surreal and magical than the previous year so it’s a must-see for the entertainment value alone.    The 2017 ‘ROCK/POP ICONS’ themed event promises to deliver some major surprises  & utterly daft elements that are currently being worked on. Not to be missed !!

So far, the pantomime races have raised many thousands for various charities.

The race was established by organiser, Producer &  satirist Mark Biddiss

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"A fantastically silly must-see event"