Betting on the underdog
March 20, 2015

Kate and William are expecting their second child in April. And while the royal couple are keeping mum on the sex and potential name, people are eagerly weighing in nonetheless. But why place a wager online when you can throw money at a corgi clad in a racing suit to determine the noble moniker?

Such was the inspiration behind the world's first Royal Corgi Race, presented by British betting company Ladbrokes. This week in London, 10 corgis were each colorfully outfitted in a name — Henry, Victoria, Spencer, Camilla, James, Alexandra, Albert, Phillipa, Boris, and Elizabeth — and bystanders placed bets on a set of squat furry legs to win the gold and the heir's title.

While Elizabeth and James were the early favorites, and last-place Boris nearly caused an upset, it was Alexandra that won the tight, chaotic race to the finish. Surely, the corgis can't be wrong. Watch the adorable video below. —Lauren Hansen

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