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

18:10  11 july  2019
18:10  11 july  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Inquiry as 30th horse dies at California racetrack

Inquiry as 30th horse dies at California racetrack Trainers are being investigated after a 30th horse this year died at a racetrack in southern California. Around 25 trainers have lost horses at Santa Anita this season, which some are attributing to heavy rainfall on the dirt track and excessive use of medications. On Saturday, hall of fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was banned from the track after a fourth horse from his stable died. A statement from The Stronach Group, which owns the track in Arcadia, said he was "no longer welcome to stable, race or train his horses at any of our facilities".

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."

Hamilton: I would have done the same as Vettel

Hamilton: I would have done the same as Vettel Formula 1 world championship leader Lewis Hamilton admits he would have done the same as Sebastian Vettel in the incident which denied the Ferrari driver victory in the Canadian Grand Prix. Vettel was penalised by race stewards after going off the track while under pressure from Hamilton and re-joining in an unsafe manner that forced the Briton to avoid a collision. The German vented his anger at the decision post-race, commenting the current F1 rules lack “common sense” and his penalty as a “funny decision”. “I watched the replay, it was obviously very close,” said Hamilton, as quoted by RaceFans.net.

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.

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