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Cute Overload: Racing Chihuahuas at Seminole Casino

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Wait till you see 'em race.

Think that chihuahuas are nothing more than yappy little mutts? Think again. Sure their image has been co-opted by celebutantes stuffing them into purses for the better part of a decade, but those dogs can move. And this Saturday, the

Seminole Casino Hollywood

is looking for owners of little dogs that can hoof it for their Chihuahua Races.

Prizes range from $500 cash and a trophy for the first prizewinner, and a respectable $200 and $100 in Casino play for runner-ups. But don't turn your pup into a modern-day Chihuahua Secretariat just for the prize, do it for the glory.

If you think your chihuahua has the fighting spirit of a champion racer, come out to the Seminole Casino parking lot on this Thursday at 12:30 p.m. The owner of the dog must be 21 or older. Qualifying rounds begin at 2 p.m., thus beginning your chihuahua's journey to racing greatness.

No word on whether spectators can gamble on the proceedings (if so we suggest going with an exacta box), but we can confirm that there will be puppy refreshments. Yes, puppy refreshments. And if that wasn't reason enough for you to truck it on down to this showcase of immortality, Broward County Animal Care will be there promoting the re-opening of their Fort Lauderdale shelter. To get your blood boiling for thrill of victory and agony of defeat you will witness, check out this video demonstrating the proud, storied history of the sport of Kings.

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