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 to enter.
Here are some video highlights of last year’s Wiener Dog races.
In addition to offering live local racing through May 6th the season also includes
Special Fiesta Sundays on the last Sunday of the month featuring Mexican food and music
Camel and Ostrich Races March 17th
Kentucky Derby Party May 5th
Turf Paradise General Manager Vince Francia said, “The Wiener dogs may not break any speed records at the track but they sure are a fan favorite. The day represents the ultimate combination of paw power and horsepower.”
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.