World Snail Racing Championships





Snail Racing on ITV Britain's Got Talent
24 April 2010

In September 2009 we were contacted by a research from Talkback Thames, the production company for Britain's Got Talent.  We were asked if Neil Riseborough, the racemaster of the World Snail Racing Championships, would like to enter the contest.  The video above shows Neil's performance which was broadcast on ITV on Saturday 24th April 2010.

2009 World Champion!

Terri the snail winning the 2009 championship. Photo: Tony Scase News Service Ltd

The 2009 world snail racing championship was held on Saturday 18th July.  The 2009 world champion was a snail called Terri who won in a time of 2 mins 49 secs. The owner was 27-year-old Claire Hopkins from West Raynham Park near Fakenham.

Terri the snail with owner Claire Hopkins. Photo: Tony Scase News Service Ltd

There were 187 entries to the Championship and a good afternoon's racing.

The race starts! Photos: Tony Scase News Service Ltd

Neil Riseborough: racemaster.  Attention from the press. Photos: Tony Scase News Service Ltd

Racing snails. Photos: Tony Scase News Service Ltd

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