Wiener Dog Races Set for this Weekend at Hastings Racecourse!

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This weekend, Hastings Racecourse will be going to the dogs for the annual Wiener Dog Racing Weekend that pits dachshund against dachshund in a no-bones barred race for top dog!

On Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10, you’re invited to cheer on the wiener dogs as they race their heart out to cross the finish line. The races offer a hilarious and surprisingly inspirational event between live horse racing that continues through the day.

The top dog will get a years-worth of bragging rights and the chance to win a share of $2,500, so stakes are high and emotions will run even higher!

The Wiener Dog Races at Hastings Racecourse are a quintessential event of the summer and are a sight that must be seen. You may have never seen a dachshund ever actually run, but those dogs can go fast when money and dignity is on the line!

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Admission to the event is 100% free, so it’s a great opportunity to check out the dog races while also having an excuse to get a glimpse of live horse racing. Dogs and horses will be alternating races throughout the weekend, so there will never be a dull moment at the tracks.

If you want a peak into what can be expected, check out the video below. It can get a little hectic in these races!

If you’re a better man or woman, you can also drop a twoonie or two at the betting stations for the horse races. If you don’t know what you’re doing – just go for the horse with the best name! Or, check out this useful Wagering 101 graphic.

The Wiener Dog Races at Hastings Racecourse are one of the not-to-be-missed of Vancouver’s summer! Make sure you take some time to check them out this weekend, July 9 & 10. Who will be the wiener? Who will take home the top dog prize!? Only time and tails will tell… Check out the Hastings Racecourse website for more details.

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