On your marks: City gets ready for ferret racing

IT’S just two days before entries to the Square Mile’s first ferret racing contest close, so you’d better get your entry in quick if you’re interested.

The lack of your own ferret is no excuse. The Hants and Berks Ferret club, which promotes the welfare and protection of working and rescued ferrets, will provide anyone who signs up with their very own furry creature for the day.

The event – scheduled for lunchtime on 14 September – will pit the ferrets against each other in a series of obstacle courses.

And there are exacting rules in place to ensure the winner will be undisputed. The fastest ferret must clear the line with all four paws to be deemed worthy of the Square Mile championship title – just one paw past the post won’t do it.

The rules may be tough, but it’s all in aid of a good cause.

Money raised from the ferret racing will go towards host law firm DAC Beachcroft’s goal of raising £25,000 for The Prince’s Trust charity.

Companies are being invited to sponsor either a ferret or a race, with a “Ferret Trophy” up for grabs for the sponsor of the winning ferret.

Companies sponsoring a ferret and/or race will be invited to attend on the day, have a drink and watch the racing unfold. Flat caps and tweed optional.

For more information, or to sign up visit: www.dacbeachcroft250.com/whats-on/event/city-ferret-racing-london/