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When Goats Run Races

07 May Posted by in Adventure | 6 comments

When Goats Run Races // Ammo the Dachshund

On Sunday I attended the 2014 Sly Fox Goat Races – a first for me!

When Goats Run Races // Ammo the Dachshund

I hopped on the bus at the fairgrounds in the hopes of seeing some exciting racing!

When Goats Run Races // Ammo the Dachshund

The turnout to the event was much larger than I expected, especially since for the better part of the morning we were stuck under a raincloud.

When Goats Run Races // Ammo the Dachshund

I wasn’t going to let a little rain stop me from having a good time though, so I pulled up my hood and got ready for some fun!

When Goats Run Races // Ammo the Dachshund

First I hit up the food tent and ate some yummy Beerwurst, I’m drooling still thinking about it.

When Goats Run Races // Ammo the Dachshund

After my belly was full I decided to mingle and check out the goat racing competition.

When Goats Run Races // Ammo the Dachshund

Tension was high, as the goats argued amongst each other about who they thought would come out on top and have the honor of getting the ceremonial bock beer named after them.

When Goats Run Races // Ammo the Dachshund

I sniffed out all the competitors and secretly made my bets on who I thought would win.

When Goats Run Races // Ammo the Dachshund

I also made sure to keep looking over my shoulder, because I don’t trust anything with horns!

When Goats Run Races // Ammo the Dachshund

Not only did I meet goats at the races, but there were lots of dogs there too, like this big guy who had a go pro camera strapped to his back.

When Goats Run Races // Ammo the Dachshund

I also met this guy, Chase the mini Australian Shepherd. He reminded me of my best buddy Trooper, but much more my size!

When Goats Run Races // Ammo the Dachshund

While I bounced around the event I attracted quite a bit of attention from the children there (as well as the adults that couldn’t help but want to take my picture).

When Goats Run Races // Ammo the Dachshund

The kids were my favorite part though, because where there’s kids, there’s food!

When Goats Run Races // Ammo the Dachshund

Finally it was time for the goat races to start, or so I heard, because I couldn’t see anything on account of being so short! #shortdogproblems

When Goats Run Races // Ammo the Dachshund

Thankfully mom and dad helped me work my way to the front of the crowd so that I’d had a much better view.

When Goats Run Races // Ammo the Dachshund

And before I knew it the goats were off….well kinda. I’m not sure what I was expecting, maybe because I’m used to seeing and racing in the dachshund races – well goats aren’t quite as speedy!

It was quite comical to watch actually, and at the end of the day it was announced that the goat, Spartacus was the champion!

But in a major upset on monday it was re-announced that the new winner was Jixxer after a photo surfaced of his leg crossing the finish line ahead of Spartacus. So much drama at the goat races! I guess better luck next year Spartacus!Ammo the Dachshund

P.S. I hear the champion Jixxer is up for adoption! Maybe next year I’ll have my own goat to enter, as the ponies on the farm have been asking for a goat buddy for a long time now!

  1. JB05-07-14

    Another Amazing Ammo Adventure! With all your cuteness, I bet you gave those goats some competition.

  2. Mr Lenny05-07-14

    That was super cool. You looks super dapper in your outfit …as always!

  3. Roco Girl05-07-14

    A little goat would love living on your farm! You could chase each other around! And there would a lot of grass to eat- a built-in, quiet lawnmower!

  4. Poodle At Play05-07-14

    Those goat races sure do look like they were lots of fun! we don’t have anything like that around here….at least not that Momma knows of!

  5. Christa Harrell05-07-14

    Ammo, looks like you a fab time, love the idea to have a little goat on your farm, Trooper will like having a new friend too, someone more his size!!!!

  6. Marty Greene05-06-16

    Lol Tammy Rhodes Adams maybe your goats could run races !

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