Cape Gazette

Dewey holds third annual Chihuahua races

Large crowd watches defending champions repeat
May 10, 2014
Photo by: Chris Flood Last year's champion Chloe struts her stuff before the races begin. She defended her title running the 40-yard sprint in less than three seconds.

Dewey Beach — More than 100 people attend the third annual Chihuahua and small dog races May 3 at the Dewey Beach Life Saving Station. The fastest Chihuahua received a $100 prize, and the winner in the I-Wish-I-Was-a-Chihuahua-Race (dogs less than 20 pounds) received $50. The races were held during Dewey Beach’s third annual Cinco de Mayo family celebration. All net proceeds for the weekend events will be donated to the Dewey Beach Patrol.

Dressed for the occasion, Carol French of Alexandria, Va., watches as her miniature Doberman pinscher Tyson takes off in a blur. Tyson was last year's champion in the I-wish-I-were-a-Chihuahua category. He won again this year, with a time a little over three seconds. (Photo by: Chris Flood)
Dewey Beach residents Susan Frederick and Sally Burton hang the medals each dog received for participating. (Photo by: Chris Flood)
Jen Clark of Middletown, left, holds Zsazsa, while Denise Warner of Smyrna holds Elvis. (Photo by: Chris Flood)
Event organizer Joe Kane explains the rules to the participants and their owners. (Photo by: Chris Flood)
Charlie, a Yorkshire Terrier, is ready to run, but Caliegh Johnston had to wait until the count of three to let go. (Photo by: Chris Flood)
More than 100 hundred people attended the races. Here they are surrounding the two 40-yard race tracks. (Photo by: Chris Flood)
Dicky Lamb of Ocean View watches as Taco make a dash for it. (Photo by: Chris Flood)
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