The action had to be halted at Meadows Racetrack in western Pennsylvania last Wednesday, as three lost deer somehow found their way onto the track. They poked around the final turn before bolting the wrong way around the track. Then, on the backstretch, they stopped and turned around. It went like this for a while.

Announcer Roger Huston had his fun, mock-calling the single-file "race."

"It's funny, when you're trying to think of stuff. The only two deer I could think of was Rudolph and Bambi," said Huston, the Meadows announcer. "I forgot Dancer, Prancer, Vixen and all those others."