They may not have the speed or stride of thoroughbred horses, but they sure have heart.
Wiener Mania returns to Turf Paradise Saturday March 12th. Sponsored by Arizona Adopt a Greyhound . The Wiener Dogs will be racing from noon to 5pm in what has become a premiere race in the Wiener Dog circuit.
Right before the races there will be a Parade of Wieners for the racing dogs. There is also a Wiener Dog fashion show in which hundreds of Wiener Dogs strut their stuff on the “dog walk.” It wouldn’t be right to call it a catwalk.
There is still time for Wiener Dog owners to enter their dogs. Just follow the link.
Here are some video highlights of last year’s Wiener Dog races.
In addition to the Wiener Dogs, there is also a full card of live horse racing. The day also includes $3 bottled beer and $2 hot dogs and live music. Admission is just $2.
Turf Paradise General Manager Vince Francia said, “These Wiener Dogs may not be setting any speed records but they sure are fan favorites. And while you can’t wager on Wieners, we still have plenty of horse racing for fans who want to wager, watch, and win.”
Sunday, March 13th is Dollar Day. Grandstand admission is a dollar. So are programs, hot dogs, popcorn, ice cream and sodas. Draft beer is just $2.
In addition to offering live local racing through May 8th the season also includes
Special Fiesta Sundays throughout the season featuring Mexican food and music
Camel and Ostrich Races March 26th
Kentucky Derby Party May 7th
Turf Paradise is Arizona’s first sports franchise, and has operated continuously at the same location at 19th Ave and Bell. It offers one of the longest racing seasons in the United States thanks to Arizona’s great weather. Through Off Track Betting networks its races are viewed at OTB locations all over the United States and worldwide.