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Here's what happened when regular, non-greyhound dogs tried racing at Derby Lane

The Mutt Derby returned to Derby Lane after a 20-year hiatus.

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The Mutt Derby returned to Derby Lane after a 20-year hiatus.

20

February

What happens when you take a bunch of regular dogs and try to get them to race on a greyhound track?

The Mutt Derby at Derby Lane in St. Petersburg returned on Sunday afternoon for the first time in 20 years. It was $25 to register a dog for the races, divided by weight class, and the proceeds went to Greyhound Pets of America.

The results were sort of hilarious. Here's what happened. 

Sometimes the dogs went in the wrong direction, ran off the track, or stopped five feet short of the finish line:

 

Sometimes they seemed more interested in finding a friend to play with: 

 

Sometimes they just kept on running after the race had ended (you can skip ahead to 1:06):  

 

And some just needed a little guidance from their owners. 

Some, however, looked like true champions:

[Last modified: Monday, February 20, 2017 5:40pm]

    

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