Although the race would appear to be the culmination in a rivalry that Thunder Snow and North America have been engaged in, there are several other serious contenders vying for glory including the massively progressive Capezzano, who outstayed the former in the Al Maktoum Challenge (Round 3), American hold-up galloper
Gunnevera and deep closers Seeking The Soul and Gronkowski.
The decision came after animal rights activists protested that the noisy concert would cause stress to skittish gallopers
Over a five-week period during May and June, the world's greatest gallopers
compete in a series of three races in the United States: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes.
AN OLD show gets a fresh look in the Waiters' Gallop - because half of the gallopers
are waitresses in saucy French-maid costumes and it's a mixture that enables the participants to have contact with each other in a routine that usually denies it.
Its very first rides included the gallopers
, speedway cars, rocket planes and dodgems.
Luke Clift on the gallopers
and (right) Robert Plotnek dodges about with Mercury man Bob Haywood; PLAYTIME...
The carousel, officially called Noyce's Golden Gallopers
, will be at its usual spot at the end of Rother Street for the annual mop fair.