The London Pantomime Horse Race

Sunday 10th December


It’s more than a race; it’s a full fun day, featuring a barmy pre-race ceremony;show with star guests and performances, a raucous street procession and an after-race show, with special guests, live music performances and  a lot more. 

The 8th Annual Race will again take place in Central Greenwich, London, on Sunday 10th December 2017 (Starts from DeVere Devonport House Hotel, King William Walk, Greenwich, SE10)


This year, the theme is ‘Rock/Pop Icons‘. Each competing nag will glam themselves up in the image of their chosen Rock/Pop idol.  Expect to see the likes of ‘The Gee Gees’ going head to head with ‘Mare-Donna’, ‘Neddy Mercury’ and ‘Elvis Pres-neigh’.

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Sunday 10th December

Venue : De Vere Devonport House Hotel, King William Walk, Greenwich, SE10 9JW

11.30am – 1pm : Pre-race build up. Hosted by comedian’s Nick Wilty and Lewis Schaffer featuring Strictly Neigh Dancing, London Rock Choir and special guests.

1pm : RACE STARTS. Follow the race through the streets and pit stops of Greenwich.

2.45pm till late : After race party with special guest performances. Ticket only available from £15 per ticket.

Thank you to Mark Biddiss, organiser of the race, for his support of YouCan. We look forward to seeing you in Greenwich for the madness of the Panto Horse Race.

If you have any questions about YouCan or the Panto Horse Race then please call Sarah on 01732 844874 or you can contact Mark directly to enter the race by emailing


Please Note: early registration is strongly advised to ensure your place along with your own choice of Rock/Pop Icon. All entry fees serve as a direct donation to YOUCAN’ Youth Cancer support (official nominated charity of the London Panto Horse Race).

Hailed by Time Out as ‘fantastically silly’ and a ‘must-see event’, the annual London Pantomime Horse Race is one of the capital’s most unmissable and unique Christmas charity events. Costumed Pantomime horses – not to mention the odd cow and zebra – take part in the fun-packed comedy race through the streets of Greenwich, all in the name of raising money for charity.

Far more entertaining than the Grand National… The Evening Standard reckon it’s ‘The daftest contest in the racing calendar.’