WATCH: Hilarious footage of mascot derby race at the Suffolk Show - but how did Tractor Boy fare?

Tractor Boy during the mascot race Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Tractor Boy during the mascot race Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The mascot derby: It is one of the many highlights of the Suffolk Show - and the winning title is hotly contested. See how our mascot, Tractor Boy, got on.

When the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star mascot took to the President’s Ring today there was a look of fierce determination in his eyes.

A huge crowd formed around the perimeter, all cheering for their favourite, with the event including the likes of Pudsey Bear for the BBC, Woody Bear from Pleasurewood Hills and a giant bottle of Adnams’ Ghost Ship.

Tractor Boy during the mascot race Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Tractor Boy during the mascot race Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

There is not a year that has gone by where he hasn’t suffered a tumble on the course - and sadly this year proved no different.

Tractor Boy’s toughest competitor proved to be a pretty nimble carrot, who stormed ahead of the other mascots.

Tractor Boy during the mascot race Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Tractor Boy during the mascot race Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant


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Speaking after the race, Tractor Boy said: “It’s tougher than it looks. Those hay bales got the better of me.

“There was no chance I could keep up with that carrot - have you seen the size of my head?”

Tractor Boy during the mascot race Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Tractor Boy during the mascot race Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

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Watch our video to discover the final result.

Tractor Boy during the mascot race Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Tractor Boy during the mascot race Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

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