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OffbeatDozens of costumed T. rex race on a horse track in a delightfully bizarre video

18:16  11 july  2019
18:16  11 july  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Second horse dies during chuckwagon race

Second horse dies during chuckwagon race A horse was euthanized following an injury sustained during the second heat of Wednesday’s chuckwagon races at the Calgary Stampede. The horse, belonging to driver Obrey Motowylo, began slowing down on the backstretch of the race and stopped before the final turn. It was later covered by a tarp and loaded onto a tractor to be transported off the track. The Stampede said the horse was immediately assessed by a veterinarian, who determined it suffered a fractured left front radius. “It was determined there was no option for treatment and the horse was euthanized,” the Stampede said in a statement. “This type of injury is known in racing horses.

A video of the race that published to Facebook on July 6 has already gone viral with over 20 million views. Emerald Downs President Phil Ziegler told USA TODAY that the event, which started at the track 3 years ago, was a lot of fun. Ziegler loved seeing how the video has "made so many people

About two dozen people in T - Rex costumes race to the finish line on a horse racing track on Saturday, July 8, 2019. (Photo credit: Emerald Downs Racetrack & Casino). AUBURN, Wash. - Funny video of a group of T - Rexes in a foot race on a horse racing track is making for a better start to the

Dozens of costumed T. rex race on a horse track in a delightfully bizarre video© Provided by USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc. Emerald Downs Racetrack in Auburn, Washington, took a break from its usual thoroughbred races to let a few Tyrannosaurus rex take to the track.

More than thirty runners from Tri-Guard Pest Control dressed up in blow-up dinosaur costumes to partake in the annual dash.

A video of the race that published to Facebook on July 6 has already gone viral with over 20 million views.

Emerald Downs President Phil Ziegler told USA TODAY that the event, which started at the track 3 years ago, was a lot of fun. Ziegler loved seeing how the video has "made so many people happy."

Horse dies of 'medical condition' following Monday's chuckwagon races

Horse dies of 'medical condition' following Monday's chuckwagon races Horse dies of 'medical condition' following Monday's chuckwagon races

About two dozen people in T - Rex costumes race to the finish line on a horse racing track on Saturday, July 8, 2019. (Photo credit: Emerald Downs Racetrack & Casino). AUBURN, Wash. - Funny video of a group of T - Rexes in a foot race on a horse racing track is making for a better start

About two dozen people in T - Rex costumes race to the finish line on a horse racing track on Saturday, July 8, 2019. (Photo credit: Emerald Downs Racetrack & Casino). AUBURN, Wash. - Funny video of a group of T - Rexes in a foot race on a horse racing track is making for a better start to the

Ziegler added that although the event originally was just for the pest control company, he's already received dozens of inquiries about how to enter the competition.

People dressing up in giant T. rex costumes is not a new phenomenon.

In 2016, a Broncos cheerleader performed a Halloween number in the costume. In 2017, about a hundred of the inflatable dinos protested President Trump’s proposed cuts to programs including the Peace Corps and Americorps. In 2018, a Colorado conductor directed his orchestra in the prehistoric costume, another viral video shows.

Adding another bewildering layer to the race: Real T. rex couldn't even run. A 2017 simulation by the University of Manchester debunked previous ideas that the bipedal animal could run up to 45 mph.

Follow Elinor Aspegren on Twitter: @elinoraspegren.

Province looks to make roads safer for horse-drawn buggies.
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