Lamb National’s been tango-ed as 1,000 people turn out for race

More than 1,000 people turned out to watch this year’s Lamb National race at a farm in County Durham

Lamb National at Hall Hill Farm, Lanchester, County Durham
Lamb National at Hall Hill Farm, Lanchester, County Durham

More than 1,000 people turned out to watch this year’s Lamb National race at a farm in County Durham.

The event, organised by Richard Darlington, saw six lambs – Red Ram, Ba Baa, Shaun the Sheep, Wooly Jumper, Tango and Shearer – racing and jumping over fences at Hall Hill Farm, Lanchester, County Durham.

The race, won by Tango, proved so popular the farm that will be holding race days throughout the school holidays. The family-owned farm, which employs up to 50 people, welcomes thousands of visitors every year.

Richard Darlington said: “I have been training the sheep for about a month. The six chosen to race are our elite lambs. Some didn’t want to run, some didn’t want to jump and some just ran round in circles but these six really seem to enjoy it. It’s a fun event and one that we hope our visitors will continue to enjoy.”

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