IT'S the annual racing event with a twist.

Hundreds of residents from across Hampshire have descended on Totton for the 2018 Donkey Derby.

And this year's event, the 23rd in the derby's history, got off to a dramatic start...

Watch the video above to see what happened.

Today's event combined dozens of donkeys, racing, refreshments and a bouncy slide.

Click above to see pictures from the event.