At the Noonamah Tavern, 50 kilometres south of Darwin, 24 frogs hopped for the coveted Noonamah Cup.
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The wet pavement made for ideal conditions for the lively amphibians who battled it out in the annual event.
Heavily backed Rum Brett Rum hopped ahead of a local field to claim victory.
Connections paid between $600 and $1200 for green tree frogs at an auction held in the Noonamah Tavern beer garden and a chance to win more than $7000.
Rum Brett Rum’s owner Bob Waldron said the win will keep his bank manager happy.
"I’d just like to thank the trainer, the strappers and, like Bart Cummings would say, ‘Just another day at the races really’," he told the Northern Territory News.
A mix of fascinators, thongs and jeans made the day a true Territory experience for the 300 people who made the journey 50km south of Darwin.
All of the amphibians were auctioned off before the event, with the highest bid coming in at $1,200.
Divided into three heats, their new owners encouraged them to hop to the finish line by spraying water on them.
The race raised about $12,600 for the Variety Club and Noonamah Tavern Community Project Charities.
"We auction the frogs off in groups of eight," the pub’s owner Tony Innes said.
"We have three heats of eight and then the first, second and third in each heat goes into a final and that’s where the big money is, chasing the elusive Noonamah Cup."
He says the first amphibian to jump outside the circle could win its owner more than $7,000.
"It’s only like about a metre and a half to the end of the circle, so it’s not a long way.
"But sometimes you have the frogs just sit there and all just have a think about it.
"And other times you have frogs jumping in every direction, so it can be over quite quick."