Great American Pig Races draws a crowd at the State Fair

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Many New Mexicans flocked to the State Fair for a fan favorite, the Great American Pig Races.

The rules are simple: There are three separate races with four pigs running around an oval track. While they may not be the quickest animals at the fair, they’re certainly a crowd-pleaser.

“New Mexico is great. We have some of the best crowds here, the most excited, fun, high energy. It makes it a lot of fun for us when the crowd is ready to go and jumping up and down and screaming,” pig wrangler Emilie Owen said.

There are four pig races each day at the State Fair. For a full schedule, click here.

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