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Adorable Photos: Wiener Dogs Go Racing At Santa Anita

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Horses weren't the only ones racing in the rain today!Thanks to all who made our Wiener Dog Racing Event such a great one! Thanks to Dog Haus for providing the $500 Championship Prize and congrats to our champion (and repeat winner from our #Oktoberfest), Presley!Come back tomorrow where we'll be having a BIG Pick 6 Carryover of $80,129 that should approach $500K! Play it starting with race 3.www.santaanita.com

Posted by Santa Anita Park on Saturday, April 25, 2015

Santa Anita Park is usually a home to horse racing. But a rainy Saturday afternoon saw them hosts to a much more lovable form of animal races—dachshund racing.

The infield of the racetrack was the site of short racing strip for long, adorable dogs competing in the Wiener Dog Races. As of a sight as it is, it is not without its controversy (like any other animal sport). The Dachshund Club of America is opposed to the sport, and many think it is bad for their lengthy spines. That said, the race yesterday seemed to be in good fun among dachshund owners and not part of any larger industry of animal exploitation—you can enjoy the pictures in good conscience.