It seems corgi racing is less about the speed of your corgi and more about whether he can run in a straight line for long enough to complete the race.

The festivities are tongue-in-cheek. And it seems most of the winners excel because whatever they saw opposite the starting line was more interesting than anything in their peripheral vision. 

I'm a big fan of the corgi in the second lane from the right who turns around to go back to his handler almost immediately. 

The corgis in the video below appear to have a better handle on how to run to the finish line.