POULTRYFEST 2008 (ChickenChariot Racing Results) *pic heavy*

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LittleChickenRacingTeam, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. LittleChickenRacingTeam

    LittleChickenRacingTeam On vacation

    Jan 11, 2007
    Ontario, CANADA
    Well it was a rainy day at this years PoultryFest in Smithville, Ontario CANADA.

    Earlier showers had left the area surrounding the track a mud bowl. I almost withdrew from the race, as I was worried about slipping & breaking a hip or something. [​IMG]

    But LUCKY told me the race MUST go on.

    I'm still busy editting pics & then will work on the video, but here are a few to start with....

    Even with the lousy weather, the Chicken Chariot Races drew a good crowd. Many were there to see if LUCKY could be the first chook in PoultryFest history to pull off a win & become a 3 time Champion. I'm not sure who was more nervous. Lucky or me.


    We met up with LUCKY's #1 Fan before the race, who also happens to be the PoultryFest Mascot.


    In the first heat, Chicken Finger's was able to pull out an easy win.


    In the second race, Avian Flu lived up to it's name and flew up & out of the track with it's chariot still attached. A disqualification was awarded by the judges. The chicken was renamed "Stu" by the owners, & will not be seen at future races.


    LUCKY won the third heat covering the 50 feet of track in just under 15 seconds. This qualified her for the FINALS. In between races, LUCKY mingled with her fans & groupies.


    The final race saw LUCKY go head to head with last years champion, only to fall behind about half way down the track. In the most dramatic finish to a race I've ever participated in, LUCKY passed her competitor in the last 2 feet of the track. You are going to have to see the video of this to believe it.

    Once again LUCKY in Southern Ontario's fastest chicken, & a 3 time PoultryFest Chicken Chariot Racing Champion.


    This was also her last race. LUCKY is officially retiring from the racing circuit. At 9 years old she deserves to be remembered as being at the top of her game. Her chariot, the Lucky Bucket is also being retired. Next year her protege, Lacy my golden sebright will hit the track, along with a new chariot that is in the design stage.

    More pics & video to come....

  2. joanc

    joanc Songster

    Apr 26, 2007
    Shafer, MN
    Congratulations Lucky and Happy Retirement!

    I'm looking forward to seeing the video-is there a link available?

    Way to go!!!
  3. apbgv

    apbgv Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    How fun:)[​IMG] Looks like a good time was had by all!!!!
  4. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

    Jan 25, 2008
    I cannot wait to check out the video!

    That Chicken Fingers looked pretty determined coming down the track. LOL

    That's great she could pull off another win! I think it is even more great that you are retiring her at the top of her game!

    Can we expect you to be hatching any of Lucky's eggs for future generations of chicken racing champions? That would be cool if the legacy was carried on through the bloodlines.

    Can't wait to see your next up and coming star.

  5. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Must be a proud and sad day with Lucky's retirement...
    Congrats, Lucky!
  6. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Going out a winner!!!! What a sweet bird. And 9 years old? Wow, she must live like a princess. Thanks for posting pics. It's nice to see the actual surroundings and racing.
  7. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Congrats Lucky! Does she get the gold egg for retirement? Can't wait for the video! What a cute chook, is she going to do any modeling after retirement? [​IMG]
  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Wow. Lucky is 9? She's still in prime shape. Congrats!!!

    She will need a diamond studded leg band as her retirement gift.
  9. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Lucky is adorable!!! Congratulations and happy retirement..she sure has earned it!!! Whooo hoooo!!! [​IMG]
  10. pipermark

    pipermark Songster

    Jan 26, 2007
    Congratulations to you and Lucky, give that girl about a dozen meal worms from me will ya!

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