Congratulations goes out to 'Yoda,' a handsome red smooth who hails near Farmington, New Mexico. For the third consecutive year, Yoda took the crown at the Running of the Dogs Wiener Dog Races in Farmington, beating out 70 other competitors this year alone. Way to go Yoda! Excerpt from The Daily Times:
His owner Sharon Maher, 60, posed for pictures with the pooch, who appeared to be smiling, following the race.
"My mother from Kentucky who is 90 years old came all the way to watch the race," Maher said.
Maher adopted the dog after a breeder couldn't sell him because of his crooked tail and cowlick. Maher, a Star Wars fan, owns another dachshund, Princess Leah, who is not trained enough to race, Maher previously said.
The three-time winner trains each year for the event and competes in the wiener dog races in Buda, Texas, Maher said.
"He won in his heat, but lost in the semi-finals," Maher said of the Texas races. "He got his head caught in the starting gate."
Read all about the Farmington races and see more nice photos The Daily Times.