Hilarious Video Shows People In T-Rex Costumes Racing Around Horse Track

Video footage of a particularly strange race has gone viral and left thousands of people in fits of hysterics.

Basically, it is a race around a horse racetrack in America where all of the participants are dressed as dinosaurs.

Yep, for one day they kick all the horses out of Emerald Downs Racetrack and Casino in Auburn, Washington and fill the traps up with idiots dressed up in Tyrannosaurus Rex outfits.

The aim of the race is to discover which of the (supposedly extinct) giant reptiles is the 'world's fastest T-Rex'.

Obviously, they can't run properly. You'd have to imagine that to be the point. The results are worth the watch, though.

Not all of the participants made it the full distance, as you might guess. At least one can be seen to hit the deck in the heat of the contest.

On your marks... Credit: Emerald Downs
On your marks... Credit: Emerald Downs

The rest of the racers jostle for position and crash unceremoniously into one another as they try to get through towards the finish line.

In case you were wondering, the race was won by a competitor called Regular Unleaded. That saw Rex Girlfriend beaten back into second by the length of a tail. That's one to add to the CV, for sure.

Since it was uploaded onto the internet last Saturday more than 24 million people have watched this piece of high drama unfold.

The race is now into a third successful year after having been established by Triguard Pest Control. In that relatively short amount of time, the race has become a firm favourite with visitors to the track.

In fact, the race organisers say that they've got plans to make the race even bigger and better for next year. Can't wait to see how they manage that.

Regular Unleaded took home the coveted prize. Credit: Emerald Downs
Regular Unleaded took home the coveted prize. Credit: Emerald Downs

That seems fair enough. Who wouldn't love to see a load of idiots sprinting around a horse racing circuit dressed as dinosaurs with tiny arms?

People who find no joy in life, that's who.

Some people are so taken with the race that they've decided they'd rather see it replace horse and dog racing altogether.

It would make gambling a lot more difficult. After all, you could stick Usain Bolt in a T-Rex costume and he might still fall over.

Who is to say Usain Bolt wasn't in the race? Credit: Emerald Downs
Who is to say Usain Bolt wasn't in the race? Credit: Emerald Downs

One person said: "I'm so sad I missed this! Would be 100% fine replacing horse racing with this."

Another added: "Hi @swindondogs we think you should replace your dog racing. How about this with different costumes for each race with audience participation?

"Imagine-no more animal abuse, doping, dead or abandoned dogs. Just a good laugh with willing participants."

Hmm, let's see if it catches on.

Featured Image Credit: Emerald Downs

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a LADbible journalist and Twin Peaks enthusiast. Despite having a career in football cut short by a chronic lack of talent, he managed to obtain degrees from both the University of London and Salford. According to his French teacher, at the weekends he mostly likes to play football and go to the park with his brother.” Contact Tom on [email protected]

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