People tend to root for the underdog in almost every type of competition. This may be because they have it the hardest with the challenge of filling the biggest gap among the competitors either in capacity or talent. And this fact is presented quite literally during a dog race in Minnesota.
Recently, folks from Shakopee, Minnesota gathered at Canterbury Park to witness intense horse races in the locality. Because these races can be quite heated, the management of the park came up with an interesting event to serve as an intermission while the audience waits for the next horse race laps called the “Dachshund Dash.”
Because of their short legs, watching the adorable dogs run about in a horse race track can be quite amusing. However, it became even more meaningful when a literal underdog entered the picture.
Ringo— a three-legged pup who participated during the sixth heat of the Dachshund Dash— caught the world’s attention not only due to his unique appearance but also because of his incredible feat during the race.
Ringo and six other dogs sprang from the gates for the “Dachshund Dash”
Upon the announcer’s mark, seven dogs shot through the race track, including the adorable tripod. Although the audience was rooting for Ringo, many expected four-legged dogs like Mr. Boss Longbody or Dexter to win.
In an unexpected turn of events, most of the canine racers— including the forerunners— steered off-course and headed to the spectators.
For some reason, the canine racers went off-course…
Whether they saw someone eating a hotdog or decided to chase off a cat, it is clear that the race isn’t going the way the organizers wanted as the announcer described the turn of events quite cleverly.
“They’re looking for that booty and they’re racing very erratically! Heeeere comes Dexter! Dexter, what are you doing? Don’t bite the announcer!” he exclaimed.
…except for Ringo and one other competitor
Although it appeared like he initially thought about joining the frenzy, Ringo eventually turned towards the finish line with only one contender to defeat.
Ringo saw the opportunity and powered through
After running neck-and-neck with his four-legged adversary, Ringo dashed with all his might and finally won the race. The crowd went wild and cheered for the unexpected winner and a literal underdog in the game.
To see more of the action on how the adorable tripod succeeded, watch the video below.
Husband Carries Disabled Wife On His Back To Show Her The World
“The world is so big and I want to take her to see it so that she will not leave with any regrets.”
A Chinese man took his vows to heart and went above and beyond for his beloved wife. When Wang Xiaomin promised to be there for his wife for sickness and in health, he truly meant it.
The 57-year-old was recently spotted carrying his disabled wife on his back, going down from the summit of Huangshan, a Unesco World Heritage Site located in Anhui province. It is one of the most important tourist destinations in the country.
Wang strapped his wife to his back using a harness so they could travel and see places together.
Man Cycles From Poland To Croatia To See The Adriatic Sea Before He Goes Blind
There are so many things that we want to do in our lives, but we oftentimes push them aside because we feel that we still have a lot of time to pursue them anyway. But what if you find out that you don’t have that luxury anymore?
Just like Marcin Zarnecki, for example. He was told that he had only a few weeks left before going blind, so he suddenly felt the need to do something he wouldn’t be able to do anymore in the future.
Marcin has limited time before he goes completely blind.
Dad Works 3 Jobs So He Can Surprise Daughter With Her Dream Dress
Her reaction is priceless. What an awesome dad!
Good parents will do anything in their power to make their children happy – even if it often means going the extra mile. Take it from this dad who worked extra hard just so he can afford his daughter’s dream dress.
Nevaeha Smith, 14, found the perfect dress for her eight-grade dance at Ringgold Middle School in Monongahela, Pennsylvania. However, she saw the price tag and her heart just dropped. It was worth almost $200!