Cheyenne Dog Wins Pine Bluffs Third Annual Corgi Derby

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A 2-year-old Corgi named Enzo claimed top honors Saturday at Pine Bluffs Distilling’s third annual Corgi Derby.

Enzo defeated dozens of other Corgis to place first in the contest, which is held every year to raise money for the Cheyenne Animal Shelter

Enzo is owned by Loree Sanchez and her wife Michelle and is named for Loree’s brother, a veteran of four tours of duty in Iraq and Iran who now raises Corgis as a way to combat his Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Enzo competed in last year’s contest, Loree said, but did not do well.

This year, the secret to success was for Loree to wait for Enzo at the end of the 40-yard track, she said.

“I just know he loves his mom,” she said.

About 200 people stayed at the distillery to watch the championship match, some dressed in their best “derby” attire.

Cutline: A 2-year-old Corgi named “Enzo” takes the lead Saturday in the championship heat at Pine Bluffs Distilling’s third annual “Corgi Derby.” The derby, which coincides with the Kentucky Derby, is held every year to raise money for the Cheyenne Animal Shelter. (Photo by Mary Angell)

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