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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.

The same format as seasons past will be used to crown the racing champion: 48 pure-bred dachshunds and six alternates will be selected to participate from all eligible applicants and will be divided into four heats of twelve dogs apiece. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of each of the four heats will compete in a final race to determine the champion.

Top finishers will receive cash prizes!

Applications can be found here.

For additional questions, please contact Leslie Monson by email at Leslie.Monson@fgno.com or by phone at 504-948-1231.

The official rules can be downloaded here. For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please review this FAQ sheet.

General admission for wiener dog racing will be $5, with standard $10 clubhouse admission. Kids 12 and under will be admitted free.