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Wiener Dog Racing Returns Saturday, March 5, 2016

Wiener Dog Racing presented by Double M Feed, Garden & Pet Supply returns to Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Saturday, March 5, 2016.

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 winners of each of the four heats will compete in a final race to determine the champion.

  • The first Thoroughbred race of the day goes off at  1:25pm
  • Wiener Dog Semi-Final Heat 1 @ 1:42pm- will run after Thoroughbred race 1
  • Wiener Dog Semi-Final Heat 2 @ 2:12pm – will run after Thoroughbred race 2
  • Wiener Dog  Semi-Final Heat 3 @ 2:42pm -  will run after Thoroughbred race 3
  • Wiener Dog Semi-Final Heat 4 @ 3:12pm -  will run after Thoroughbred  race 4
  • Wiener Dog FINAL RACE @ 3:42pm – will run after Thoroughbred race 5 
  • Wiener Dog Trophy Presentation in Winners Circle @ 3:47pm

Top finishers will receive cash prizes with goodie baskets valued at $100 with the overall winner taking home $500 cash.

View the list of contestants 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.