New Zealanders Wild & Wooly About Sheep Racing

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 8, 2009 4:48 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A crowd of thousands is expected in a New Zealand town this weekend to watch teams of trained sheep race through the streets, the Telegraph reports. The organizer has been stunned by the nation's massive interest in the new sport of sheep racing and in his flock, the "Racing Baa Blacks." He refuses to divulge how he trained the woolly thoroughbreds to race.