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    46 Wonderful Things That Happened At The Oxford And Cambridge Goat Race

    Which "And" won.

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    1. The 6th "Oxford And Cambridge Goat Race" took place in London today.

    2. So whilst everyone else reserved spots along the Thames for the Boat Race, we headed down to Spitalfields City Farm.

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    3. Because goats > boats.

    4. There was live music.

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    5. There was a betting stall called "Billy Hill".

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    6. And there were puns.

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    7. Lots.

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    8. Of puns.

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    9. In preparation for the race, spectators made trophies out of vegetables.

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    10. And these men, who were dressed as unicorns, had a Baaar fight.

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    11. Meanwhile, this lady made her way to a goatry slam on a goat-themed pogo stick.

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    12. Lots of people were dressed as goats.

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    13. And even those of us who weren't got to pretend we were.

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    14. Which we did a lot.

    15. There was time to make new farmyard friends.

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    16. Time to meet important looking sheep.

    17. Time to pet adorable donkeys.

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    18. And time to learn the difference between goats and sheep.

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    19. Before long, it was time for the warmup act: The Shoat Race.

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    Shoats are chubby pigs.

    20. That's Cambridge, in the light blue, and Oxford, in the dark.

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    21. Oxford was a front runner from the very beginning.

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    22. Although Cambridge was never far behind.

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    23. But there could only be one winner.

    24. And it was Oxford.

    And Oxford takes it by a snout in the shoat race! @TheGoatRace

    sumit paul-choudhury@sumit

    And Oxford takes it by a snout in the shoat race! @TheGoatRace

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    25. As the crowd waited, the goats warmed up.

    Anticipation building in the press pen at the #goatrace

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    Anticipation building in the press pen at the #goatrace

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    26. There was a slight delay because Cambridge didn't feel like getting dressed.

    Slight hitch at @TheGoatRace "Cambridge is refusing to wear his coat"

    sumit paul-choudhury@sumit

    Slight hitch at @TheGoatRace "Cambridge is refusing to wear his coat"

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    27. But before long, we were off.

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    28. The race began.

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    29. There were three competitors: Oxford, And, and Cambridge.

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    Yep, that's right: there was a goat called And. This was mildly confusing.

    30. Oxford got off to a good start.

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    31. With Cambridge just behind.

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    32. It looked like a two goat race. And was nowhere to be seen.

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    33. He was so far behind.

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    34. You could hardly even see him.

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    35. But, all of a sudden, something changed.

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    36. And spotted the finishing line.

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    37. He realised all he could be.

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    38. He decided it was time to fulfill his potential.

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    39. He saw Oxford and Cambridge in the distance.

    40. He knew it was time to show them who the real champion was.

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    41. So he ran for all he was worth.

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    42. And he won.

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    43. Bow down, Oxford and Cambridge.

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    44. And won the race.

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    45. As the goats celebrated, the shoats napped.

    46. Night night, sleepy shoat.

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