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Fair Grounds First Summer Sausage Sprint

Since you've enjoyed our annual Wiener Dog Racing in March, we have added a second date of family fun - the Summer Sausage Sprint on Saturday, August 19. First Post is 3pm.

Due to an abundance of entries, the ever-popular Spring Wiener Dog Racing Card returns in the inaugural Wiener Dog Summer Sausage Sprint.  Highlighted by over 40 local wiener dogs vying for the title of the first Summer Fair Grounds Champion, these lovable K-9’s will emerge from their cool-zone staging area and compete in 4 Heats to advance to a Final Round. Following one last 30-yard Sprint, the top three will share in nearly $1,000 of prize money, while all participants receive special gifts from Double M Feed, Garden & Pet Supply.  First post on August 19th is 3 p.m. for the Wiener Dog Summer Sausage Sprint and encompasses 4 heats that will run consecutively following the first 4 horse races of the day. Patrons may swing by to visit the contenders in the cool-zone misting tent and younger race fans may also enjoy three adjacent inflatable bounce houses. Food Truck fare will be provided by local favorites: Bratz Y’all, Crepes a la Carte and Frencheeze.

The Clubhouse Dining Room will also offer a family-friendly limited menu on August 19  that is inclusive of mini-pizza, chicken quesadilla, pulled pork po-boy, Thai chili or BBQ wings, Nathans® chili cheese hot dogs, chili cheese fries, supreme nachos and drunken shrimp cocktail. Concessions stands will also be available.  Feature beverages and drink specials for the Meet will include Redd’s Apple Ale, Miller Coors products and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.  The reservation line for dining room tables with purchase of Clubhouse Admission opens July 31 and is available Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. by calling 504-948-1024. For groups of 25 or more, private suites and party rooms are available and may be reserved by calling Group Sales at 504-948-1285.

Tickets, Pricing and Valet

First post on August 19th is 3 p.m. for the Wiener Dog Summer Sausage Sprint and encompasses 4 heats, which will run consecutively following the first 4 horse races of the day with the finals occurring after Race 6. General Admission is $5 for everyone 13 and older. Kids 12 and under are FREE. General Admission tickets are currently available for sale at fgno.com/tickets. Clubhouse Admission is $15 for Ages 13 and older.  All Grandstand and Clubhouse box seats are open seating and are first-come, first-served basis. Valet parking will be offered on the specialty race days only at $15 for regular parking and $25 for VIP parking.