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Calling All Weiner Dogs!

Published: June 6, 2016 3:26 pm ET

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Back by popular demand, one of the biggest events of the live horse racing season at Grand River Raceway features four-legged warriors of a markedly different kind.

The second annual Ren’s Pets Depot Wiener Dog Races at Grand River Raceway is set for Friday, July 8. Dachshund registration opened June 6, and is limited to 30 spots at $25 per dog.

The evening will offer spectators four dog races and 10 horse races. The Diamonds In The Ruff will also offer an agility course for participating pooches prior to their races.

Ren’s Pets Depot is the new title sponsor of the event.

“The Ren’s Pets Depot team is ecstatic to be the main sponsor of this event,” said Scott Arsenault, the company’s VP of sales & operations. “Ren’s is ‘passionate about pets and the people they own’ and this event is just another example of having fun and loving being a pet family.”

The event is also supported by Loyall Premium Pet Food and the OLG Slots at Grand River Raceway.

The horse races begin at 6:30 p.m. on July 8. The three qualifying heats of wiener dog races will be contested consecutively starting at 8:00 p.m. The top three finishers from each dash will advance to the race final at 8:45 p.m. All races are 20 meters in length.

All participating dogs will receive a swag bag, compliments of the event sponsors. All winners of the qualifying heats receive a small gift basket. The runner-up and third-place finisher in the race final receive a $50 gift card for Ren’s Pets Depot. The champion wins a trophy and more than $300 in prizes. All dogs will be profiled in the evening’s race program and on the TV broadcast.

See the Grand River Raceway website for complete event details, rules, and online dog registration.

(Grand River Raceway)


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