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Pig racing at this year's Tulsa State Fair

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We all know that pigs can't fly, but at the Tulsa State Fair you can see them race and swim. It's one of this year's biggest attractions at the fair.

News on 6 reporter Omar Villafranca says who needs NASCAR when you have pig racing? The racetrack is called Piggy Speedway. Four times a day, some finely tuned athletes battle it out on the oval in a piggy biathlon, running and swimming. This event usually draws a pretty good crowd.

Jimmy the Swine Guy, the pig's trainer says the oinkers love the attention, but that's not their only motivation. "See our guys, the motivation is, they run for an Oreo cookie and they know whoever races the fastest gets the Oreo cookie at the end. I'm sure once they get back inside, the winner usually hams it up a little bit and he lays it on them, but they always come out and do a little bit better the next time around."

Pee-Wee is another star around the track. You won't see her on your breakfast plate; instead, she spends her time banging out tunes on her little piano.
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