DACHSHUNDS have stolen the show at the Tamworth Paceway on Thursday night.
Three races featuring 30 of the region's proudest pooches flocked to the track during the Tamworth Harness Racing Club's annual Golden Guitar final.
Prizes were up for grabs for the fastest sausage dog in each race, as well as for the best dressed dog on the night.
Event co-ordinator Scotty Jon Welsh said he was stoked with the turnout for the event.
"The event was a bit outside of the box, but it was designed to bring extra patrons in to see the trots and it's done that pretty well," Welsh said.
"It's been a few months preparation putting this meeting together and to see such a big crowd turn up.
"This turnout makes all the hard worthwhile, that's for sure.
"It really wen't berserk online," he said.
"I think it's because they are such good dogs - there just so loyal.
"I've got a couple myself and I think an event like this is just what we needed to bring a few more people to the trots."
Club president Julie Maughan praised Welsh's efforts in organising the event.
"Scotty has done a wonderful job," Maughan said.
"He's organised all of this himself and really helped attract a great crowd to the event.
"I think Scotty is a real quiet achiever and his efforts are very much appreciated by the club. We will certainly look at running these kinds of events again in the future."