There are plenty of sheep in Australia, and here is another use for them - racing. Is it sport, or just an excuse to have a break from the farm and have a few beers? The Booligal Sheep Races is held each year on the October long weekend at the Booligal Cricket Ground, in NSW Australia.
Also on the sheep racing calendar is the Sheep Grand National, takes place every year at Hoo Farm in Telford, Shropshire. This race is held over a furlong (about one-eighth of a mile or 200m), on a horseshoe-shaped course.