Monday, April 21, 2008
UC Davis Doxie Derby Recap
Ninety-six dachshunds competed in the annual Doxie Derby weiner race as part of the University of California, Davis, annual Picnic Day on Saturday. An estimated 50,000 people turned out for the Picnic Day, of which the wiener races have been a part of for over 30 years! Woof! Excerpt from The Sacramento Bee: Nothing brings Davis together like wiener dogs. Dressed in tiny racing outfits. Competing against each other in the 50-yard dash.
Thousands packed UC Davis' Arc Pavilion on Saturday to cheer the dachshunds as they scampered across the matted gym floor, ostensibly chasing a rabbit, but more often wandering off course or bowing out to sniff each other.
"Oh well," said Geoff Straw, minutes after his dog Ginger casually ran in the opposite direction of the finish line, thereby ending her shot at Doxie Derby glory.
"At least we didn't have to chase her into the stands like last year."
Read all about the event at The Sacramento Bee.
Thanks to youtuber tearosefurymarie for posting the above video!