28 Amazing Scenes From the First Annual Corgi Races at Emerald Downs

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane… it’s a… sprinting Corgi? You heard us right. On Aug. 6, Emerald Downs in Auburn, WA hosted the first ever Corgi Races. In total, there were four heats culminating in a final championship race with one spirited Corgi taking home the trophy. Over 12,000 riveted spectators viewed the races from the edge of their seats. In the end, contender #12, Harley of Yelm, took home first place. For video footage of the heated competition, click here. And for adorable scenes right from the racetrack, scroll on down.

 

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Competing Corgis showed up to the racetrack in rare form and dressed to the nines.

 

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#3 is busy getting his gameface on.


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Nothing is getting between #1 and victory.

 

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Seriously!

 

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This dashing dog has trained for months in the backyard chasing squirrels.


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Can you tell?


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Check out the crazy air this determined dog is getting.

 

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#3 is taking a moment between races to recharge.

 

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Eyes on the prize, canines!

 

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The competition was stiff. Between 10 and 11 dogs competed in each heat of the race.


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Things got intense, there are no bones about that.

 

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Competitors got creative with their approaches during the race, that’s for sure.

 

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This worthy athlete is scoping out the competition.

 

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Ditto here.

 

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Look up determination in the dictionary and you’ll see this portrait of a dog that will stop at nothing to win.

 

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And the crowd goes wild!

 

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Before taking a victory lap, this swift dog poses for the cameras.

 

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My oh my…

 

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The third head saw a new round of eager competitors.

 

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#7 takes a minute to live in the moment and absorb the excitement around him.

 

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Back to the fields for one last race.

 

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On your marks…

 

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Get set…

 

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*Still getting set…*

 

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GO!

 

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And boom, we have a winner. After his extraordinary victory, Harley takes a moment to bask in the glory of his big win.

 

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Congratulations Harley! See you next year!

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