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Wiener Dog Racing to Return March 4

Wiener Dog Racing presented by Double M Feed, Garden & Pet Supply returns to Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

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 with goodie baskets valued at $100 with the overall winner taking home $500 cash.

The official 48 contestants and 6 alternates have been notified.

Proposed schedue of events:

Wiener Dog Heat 1 @ 1:40pm with 12 dogs in the race.

                   Run after Thoroughbred dirt race 1.

Wiener Dog Heat 2 @ 2:15pm with 12 dogs in the race.

                   Run after Thoroughbred turf race 2.

Wiener Dog Heat 3 @ 2:50pm with 12 dogs in the race.

                   Run after Thoroughbred dirt race 3.

Wiener Dog Heat 4 @ 3:25pm with 12 dogs in the race.

                   Run after Thoroughbred turf race 4.

Wiener Dog FINAL RACE @ 4:00pm.

                   Run after Thoroughbred dirt race 5.

Wiener Dog Trophy Presentation in Winners Circle @ 4:05pm

All times are subject to change due to weather and/or other unforeseen circumstances.

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.