Edible Equine on the veg of glory at York

Take a look at the 300 or so Yorkshire Puddings and shed load of veg that have WHISKED up a storm at York Races this week.

This life sized edible creation was the work of, local food campaigner, Jennifer Middleton, has been set the novel challenge of creating a life sized racehorse made from locally sourced food, with support from Set Designer, Caitlin Jones, and Yorkshire Sculptor, Emma Stothard.

Standing nearly six feet high (that’s 16 hands to the racing cognescenti), the sculpture is made from over 300 Yorkshire Puddings (baked on site), 4 crates of Wakefield  rhubarb, 40 crates of South Yorkshire Savoy cabbage, 3 sacks of Vale of York carrots, a heaped basket of radishes from near Doncaster, 20 punnets of Stourton Grange strawberries, 4 crates of mushrooms from Thirsk and 2 huge sacks of freshly harvested Wistow wheat and barley.

The work was created to let race goes sample some real Yorkshire hospitality over the weeks racing.

Daily Sport says – We’re surprised that one of the bookies haven’t been giving odds on someone eating the sculpture in its entirety.

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