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Countdown to the next Doggett’s Coat & Badge Race

Tuesday 9th July 2024 - 12:00pm


The 2023 Doggett's Coat and Badge Wager, and Coronation to Coronation Pageant

Reese celebrates with his arm in the airCongratulations to the 2023 Doggett's Coat and Badge Winner...Reese Ballard! 

Reese won in a time of 32 minutes and 10 seconds. Well done too to Matt and Emily for a great race!  To watch highlights please visit the Company of Watermen and Lightermen's YouTube channel, where you can also listen to the full race commentary. To read a full race report, please visit Hear The Boat Sing.


The Wager

Few annual individual sporting contests in the world can match the continuous history of the Doggett's Coat and Badge Wager, which was founded in 1715 by Thomas Doggett in honour of the accession of King George I. For more than 300 years, this race has run through the centre of London, from London Bridge to Cadogan Pier in Chelsea. This year, a unique pageant ran ahead of the race, in honour of the coronation of King Charles III.

Use these pages to find out more about the pageant and race, and you can find photos and footage on our Facebook page. To read Tim Koch's 2022 race report, visit heartheboatsing.com.

The Wager is run by The Fishmongers' Company, and the Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames. 



The Fishmongers' Company and The Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames would like to thank the Wager Supporters, without whom the race could not run: