Fort Erie Race Track goes from wiener dogs to basset hounds


Published July 21, 2023 at 3:01 pm

Since the overwhelming success of the wiener dog races at Fort Erie Race Track on July 16, the track’s media team has been getting bombarded with questions.

Questions like: “Is there another dog race?” Or perhaps “Do you race any other types of dogs?” And even “When is the next dog day?”

“We’ve been flooded with these types of questions since Wiener Dog Day,” they admitted.

So they decided to give people want they want – more dogs, different dogs. “We’re thrilled that so many people enjoyed the dog races, and yes, we have one more special dog race this season. Basset hounds will be racing on Sunday, August 13.”

To catch the floppiest race ever held at the track, it’ll start up as soon as the horse racing ends for the day so roughly around 4 p.m. and dog-gone-it, would you know – spectator attendance is free.

“Fans can enjoy live music and food trucks, and shop the vendor market between races,” said the media team, adding praise for returning event sponsors, The Pet Food Outlet and Dave McMahon’s Dog Training Academy. 

There is one catch, however, this isn’t Doggy Daycare. “We love all dogs but only dogs taking part in the event and service dogs are permitted at the track.

Fort Erie Race Track is a family-friendly venue, and all ages are welcome to attend. This is a non-wagering event.

To register your hound-doggy, click HERE. First 72 registered will hit the track. Meanwhile, if you don’t think basset hound racing is a dog-eat-dog event, check out this footage from an American race track.

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