Duck Derby Report 2019

This year’s Duck Derby was a classic, with fine weather, good water flow and an enthusiastic crowd watching on as the Heats progressed to an exciting final.  

Massive “Thank You’s” go to Simon Holly and Jason Paxford who helped construct and run this years’ event, and especially to Fae Vanstone who worked tirelessly to get all the prize money sponsored.  Thanks to all who supported this year’s event through sponsorship, selling tickets, and for buying them!!

So where did your duck end up?  Remember, each Heat Winner receives £20 and goes into the final race with the following 9 ducks from each race.

Race 1 Winner 001 Ian Marriot finalists 004, 026, 028, 029, 031, 044, 060, 085, 088

Race 2 Winner 111 Jon Barker finalists 116, 121, 142, 153, 156, 162, 167, 174, 197

Race 3 Winner 291 Ken Weeks finalists 202, 203, 232, 239, 262, 275, 276, 283, 294

Race 4 Winner 316 Lauren Howell finalists 306, 307, 315, 336, 337, 357, 360, 361, 369

Race 5 Winner 479 Mick finalists 414, 421, 425, 429, 445, 458, 479, 484, 488

Race 6 Winner 549     R Featherstone finalists 507,534, 562, 583, 584, 588, 591, 592, 599

Race 7 Winner 665 Bruce Leslie finalists 603, 626, 634, 637, 648, 653, 675, 684, 697

Race 8 Winner 787 Owain Evans finalists 710, 713, 744, 745, 749, 759, 772, 784, 794

Race 9 Winner 860 Dave finalists 803, 835, 842, 844, 852, 856, 886, 897, 900

Final

The final was run in memory of Jenny Franklin who supported the Show for many years.

First Prize £100  360 John Eburne

Second Prize £ 50 484 Alice Webster

Third Prize £ 25 197 Rodney Saunderson

Duck Derby Plate Awarded to Val Hall

Thank you to everyone who supported this years’ race by buying tickets, you’re all fantastic!!

Also, thanks to our all our race prize sponsors:

Aldermaston Signs Tadley Floral Design The Rowbarge New Standard Tandoori 

4 Rent Vehicle Hire The New Inn, Tadley

Hi-Line Car Dealers The Swan, Thatcham The Butt Inn The Falcon Garage

First Prize  Swift Couriers 

Second Prize Barkers Butchery

Third Prize  The Badgers  Wood