This was not a fix - honest, guv!
It has taken seven Convivials for Barnabus the elephant to actually win anything, but the intrepid little chap appears to have won the Splendid Teapot Racing! With Navigator Ben Henderson at the controls, there were a few cries of, "Fix!" "Cheat!" and other comments about the dubious authenticity of the birthday boy winning, however, firm but fair compere Mssr. Darren Gooding declared the winner - noting that the wheels had been heavily improved with the new coating to the wheels - rubber provided by a doormat procured at the poundshop.