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Globe photographer John Lehmann attends the last race of the season for the British Columbia Whippet Racing Club

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Whippets spring out of the start box as they tear down a 200 yard track in under 11 seconds during a whippet race day with the British Columbia Whippet Racing Club in Abbotsford, B.C .

John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail

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A van full of whippets chill out as they wait for their race to be called in Abbotsford, B.C.

John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail

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A pair of whippets wait to be loaded into the start box before the start of 200 yard race in Abbotsford, B.C .

John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail

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Whippets spring out of the start box as they tear down a 200 yard track in under 11 seconds during a whippet race day with the British Columbia Whippet Racing Club in Abbotsford, B.C.

John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail

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A heat of five whippets make their way down a 200 yard tack in Abbotsford, B.C. Whippets were known to be great poacher‚Äôs dogs and the coal miners in Great Britain raced them for sport and dubbed them the ‚ÄúPoor Man‚Äôs Greyhound‚Ģ.

John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail

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Whippets need to be muzzled while racing to stop them from eating the bait made of plastic and fur and in the hight of competition their have been cases of them injuring each other with their teeth while going after the bait seen here in Abbotsford, B.C June 7, 2014.

John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail

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Three whippets close in on the bait they chase down a 200 yard tack made of plastic strips and fur in Abbotsford, B.C. The dogs are believed to be a cross between a Greyhound and Terrier dating from the 19th century in Britain.

John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail

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A heat of five whippets make their way down a 200 yard tack in Abbotsford, B.C. Whippets were known to be great poacher‚Äôs dogs and the coal miners in Great Britain raced them for sport and dubbed them the ‚ÄúPoor Man‚Äôs Greyhound‚Ģ.

John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail

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Whippets spring out of the start box as they tear down a 200 yard track in under 11 seconds during a whippet race day with the British Columbia Whippet Racing Club in Abbotsford.

John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail

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A heat of six whippets tear down a 200 yard track in about 11 seconds during a whippet race day with the British Columbia Whippet Racing Club in Abbotsford.

John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail

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