Loaded in chutes with racing silks, four "thoroughbred" pigs leap forward around a track, racing for an Oreo.
Four times daily at the State Fair of Texas, Joe Hedrick hosts pig races in the Pan Am Arena that sits nearly 5,000 onlookers. According to Hedrick, who has been hosting these races for 35 years, the pig races undoubtedly "reach everybody" of all ages.
Listen for the bugle sound of the "call to post" as the swine make their way around the track in the video below.
It you want to watch, find the pig races at the State Fair of Texas every day at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
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