The first Wiener dog race is 11:30am. First post time for the horses is 12:55pm. There’s also a parade of wieners and wiener dog fashion show. Plus live music, a kids fun park food and drink specials including $2 hot dogs and $3 beer.
Sponsored by Arizona Adopt a Greyhound, the Wiener Dogs will be racing from 11:30am to 5pm.
Prior to the races there will be a Parade of Wieners where all of the dogs entered to race will parade on the main track. The day also features a canine fashion show in wiener dogs display their fashion sense as they stroll on the “Dogwalk.”
And while you can’t bet on the Wiener dogs you can bet on the horse races and Turf Paradise will have a full card of racing on Wiener Mania.
The day also features live music and food and drink specials, a family fun park, including $3 beer and $2 hot dogs. Grandstand admission is just $3.
Wiener Dog owners who want to race their pooch can follow this link.
Here are some video highlights of last year’s Wiener Dog races.
In addition to offering live local racing through May 5th the season also includes Fan Appreciation Day on March 23. The first 4,000 paid admissions will get a free wall clock. The day also features a full card of live horseracing, and a bulldog costume contest. To register for the contest email AlbertTheBulldog@cox.net.
On March 24th Fiesta Sunday returns to Turf Paradise. In addition to a full card of live horseracing, the day also features live Mexican music and food. Grandstand admission on Fiesta Sunday is $5.
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.