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. 

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).

Does Your Dachshund Have What it Takes?

Sign up your pup for our Wiener Dog Races on June 18 for their chance to compete! Join the fun as 48 Dachshunds compete in a 30-yard dash for cash prizes.


Official entrants will be randomly selected and notified via phone or email by May 31. All official entrants will receive a race day goodie bag. 


Registration deadline is May 31. To turn in your registration, please:

Mail to
1 Prairie Meadows Drive
PO BOX 1000
Altoona, IA 50009

Drop off at
Prairie Gold Rewards, located on Casino Level 2

Email to

Have questions about registering your dachshund? Email Emily Kieffer at or visit our FAQ page.


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.