Dollar Day is March 15th & Grandstand Admission is Free March 17th, Saint Patrick’s Day
They may not run as fast as the thoroughbreds at Turf Paradise but they have heart.
Wiener Mania returns to Turf Paradise Saturday March 14th. Sponsored by Arizona Adopt a Greyhound , the event features Wiener Dog races from noon to 5pm. Hundreds of dogs and their owners are entering what is becoming a premiere race in the Wiener Dog circuit That’s in addition to a full card of live horse racing. The day also features $2 hot dogs and $2 beer, live music and bounce inflatables for the kids.
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.
Just before the Wiener Dog races there will be a “Parade of Wieners” in which the Wiener Dogs will walk down the stretch on the horse track. There is also a Wiener Dog Costume Contest
Turf Paradise General Manager Vince Francia said, “These Wiener dogs have heart and an impressive following. I just hope the horses don’t get jealous.”
Sunday, March 15th is Dollar Day. Grandstand admission is a dollar. So are programs, hot dogs, popcorn, ice cream and sodas. There will also be live music and $2 beer.
Tuesday March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day when fans can wear a little green and save a lot of green. Grandstand admission is free and draft beer is $2. Turf Paradise will also be offering a corned beef and cabbage special in the Clubhouse and Turf Club.
Turf Paradise opened its doors in 1956 and has operated at the same location (19th Avenue and Bell) ever since making it Arizona’s first sports franchise.