Wingham Show 2018: pig races

Get set: The best pig races in the country will make their Wingham Show debut on March 10. Cheer on the little piglets as they go head to head, trotter to trotter.
Get set: The best pig races in the country will make their Wingham Show debut on March 10. Cheer on the little piglets as they go head to head, trotter to trotter.

Making their Wingham Show debut will be Noah's Thoroughbred Racing Pigs.

Dubbed the best pig races in the country, there will be six little racing piglets all vying for the ultimate prize – a trough of milk.

All eyes on the prize: All they want is the milk! Racing piglets will no doubt draw a big crowd at the Wingham Show. Photo: Brodie Weeding

All eyes on the prize: All they want is the milk! Racing piglets will no doubt draw a big crowd at the Wingham Show. Photo: Brodie Weeding

The pigs go neck and neck, trotter to trotter, racing for the trough cheered on from the sidelines.

Finally the piglets reach the finish line, pushing and shoving to get their snout in the trough first.

“We let the kids choose the names for the pigs in each race,” said pig whisperer Kevin Kiley.

“Some of my favourites have been ‘Bacon Me Crazy’, ‘May the Pork Be With You’  and ‘Brad Pig’.”

Racing action in 2016 at the Taree Show.

Racing action in 2016 at the Taree Show.

With little coats, and their own racing numbers, the piglets are expected to draw big crowds for each of their four races throughout the day.

See them race at Wingham Show at 10am, 11.30am, 2.30pm and 4pm. Hot tip: Get to the race pen early to secure your spot as the races are expected to be popular with the crowds.

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