Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Greyhounds kept racing during 6.3 magnitude earthquake in New Zealand

A greyhound race at the Manawatu Raceway in Palmerston North, New Zealand was disturbed by a powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake on Monday afternoon, but the trackside commentator and dogs stayed cool under pressure.

After announcing the start of Race 11, the commentator realised everything in the room was shaking. "It looks like we've got a bit of an earthquake going on here, a very big earthquake in fact," he said. The greyhounds continued as if nothing had happened, although the race was officially abandoned afterwards.

YouTube link. Original news video.

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