Wiener Dog Races

Sunday, June 18 | Post Time 1pm

The Biggest Little Race

The one race where size doesn’t matter.

Four-legged competitors of a markedly different breed will step into the starting gate this Father’s Day. Come watch adorable dachshunds compete in a 30-yard dash for cash prizes and their spot in the “Wiener’s Circle!”

1st Place: $500 (and bragging rights as Prairie Meadows’ first Wiener Dog Races champion!)

2nd Place: $300

3rd Place: $150


Wiener Dog Races will take place between the regularly scheduled Thoroughbred races at the following times:

  • Heat 1 will run after Race 1, which has a post time of 1:00pm*
  • Heat 2 will run after Race 2, which has a post time of 1:28pm*
  • Heat 3 will run after Race 3, which has a post time of 1:55pm*
  • Heat 4 will run after Race 4, which has a post time of 2:22pm*
  • Finalists will run after Race 7, which has a post time of 3:44pm*

*Post times are approximate and are subject to change.

View the 2017 race contenders here.

Plus, enjoy $1 hot dogs or a $4 combo including a chili dog and chips on the Track Apron from 1pm – 4pm (while supplies last).

Wiener Dog Race Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 31, 2017. One entry per dog. Multiple entries will be disqualified. Dogs selected to compete must have proof of current vaccinations. If these documents cannot be provided, the dog will be disqualified. If a dog becomes aggressive toward any other animals or people, they will be subject to disqualification. All owners and those handling the dogs must act in a professional manner. Owner must be 21 or older to claim prize. Should any owner or handler exhibit unsportsmanlike conduct, the dog may be disqualified. See Prairie Gold Rewards for full rules and details.