Ferret racing fundraiser for Hertfordshire Police

PUBLISHED: 11:18 13 October 2015 | UPDATED: 11:22 13 October 2015

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More than 160 people attended a ferret racing event to raise funds for Hertfordshire’s Volunteer Police Cadet scheme.

The event took place at police headquarters in Welwyn Garden City on Saturday, October 3, and saw 12 ferrets compete over six races to become the ultimate champion.

The task for the furry contenders was to race from one end of a tube to the other, where a tasty bowl of milk was waiting for them.

After some intense competition in the heats, the final race saw Ratso, Sputnik, Crazy Jack and Polecat Paddy go head-to-head, with Crazy Jack emerging as the overall winner (following a controversial steward’s enquiry!).

The event raised more than £415 for the cadets which will go towards future events such as the county competition which is held every summer.

Event organiser Ross Paybody, who is a cadet leader in Hertsmere, said: “I would like to thank everyone for attending and making the evening so successful.

“This was the first cadet fundraising event of its kind in the county where cadets and their families came together at headquarters.

“I hope to arrange another evening next year.”

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