Ziggy the giraffe on his victory lap.
Ziggy the giraffe on his victory lap.

Giraffe wins the cup title

IT WAS an epic fall from grace for Daily Dalmatian after a last-place finish in the first heat of the Buchner Family Celebrity Horse Race on Friday night.

But for Zaraffa's Ziggy the Giraffe it was being fuelled by "pure caffeine" that got him over the line.

Ziggy went on to win the final against other heat winners John Creed and Iron Man but not before some controversy.

The third heat was hotly contested when Iron Man and Member for the Southern Downs and Health Minister Lawrence Springborg crossed the line at the same time.

Another heat was run between the two, with Iron Man through to the final.

But it wasn't the end for Mr Springborg who was put through to the final as the People's Choice nominee.

Ziggy said it was great feeling to take out the races as a first-time starter and the $100 prizemoney would be donated to the Abused Children's Trust.

 

Placings

  • 1st Ziggy the Giraffe
  • 2nd Iron Man
  • 3rd Lawrence Springborg
  • 4th John Creed


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