NPR's Weekend Edition
ran a nice end-of-summer piece about pig races at the Montgomery County Fair that you can listen to here
. There's a good interview with Cody and Gabrielle Boger, proprietors of the Ham Bone Express pig races. I find it interesting that in all the pig races I've heard of the "prizes" the pigs are racing for are invariably oreo cookies. Cody Boger notes that they use two-month-old Yorkshires
that they return to the farmer at the end of the season.
Thanks to Lisa for tipping me off about this story.
Photo by Laura Krantz, NPR.
Labels: fairs, pig races, sports