Racing dogs and raising money

DEADWOOD, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Oktoberfest events weren't just going on in Rapid City. There was more beer, music, and wieners in Deadwood on Saturday with the 12th annual wiener dog race.

Before the races began they held a costume contest where 16-year-old Lucy won with her stagecoach costume. In the standard race, Ginger placed first winning the title of "fastest wiener in the west," and even though there is only one winner, everyone had a great time.

"We had 30 Dachshunds racing today, so she was pretty happy over that and she comes up every year to see her friends," says Robert Mayer whose dog Dotty also participated in the race placing second.

The money that was collected for registration will be donated to the Twin City animal shelter.