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Family-Friendly Event Features Wiener Dog Races Between Horse Races, Pet Costume Contest & More on Saturday, February 13, 2010


New deadline is Wednesday, Feb 10th by 5pm.

WHAT:          Who let the dogs out!? Sam Houston Race Park ( welcomes back Houston’s fastest wiener dogs for a fun-filled family-friendly evening of live racing with the 2nd Annual Wiener Dog Races presented by Bark’s 5th Avenue ( on Saturday, February 13, 2010.  The event features wiener dogs racing a distance of approximately 25 yards in between Thoroughbred races in an effort to find Houston’s fastest wiener dog!  The top Wiener Dog racers will be awarded cash prizes along with gift baskets from Bark’s 5th Avenue. 

In addition, to racing events, The Park will host Cutest Pet Costume Contest, open to dogs of all breeds.  There is no fee to participate in the costume contest; register on-site to participate.  Other activities include a pet social, a variety of pet and people-friendly vendors and more! 

A $25 registration fee per pet is required; fee includes a commemorative racing shirt for your pet. Advance registration is required; space is limited and will be award on a first-come, first-served basis.  Registration deadline is WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010. Download registration forms online at

Click here to download the Registration, Rules and Regulations Form.

Racing events are open to Daschunds of all ages with miniature/toy and full-size Daschunds.  Racing heats will be determined by the “Paw” Position draw , which will be held in advance, and include dogs of all ages and sizes competing in randomly drawn fields.  Owners must submit current shot records for each participant with registration form and payment in advance in order to be eligible to participate.

 WHO:            Sam Houston Race Park is Houston’s premier racing and entertainment facility, located just 15 minutes from downtown Houston, and offers a variety of attractions including 19 luxury suites overlooking the race track, The Pavilion Centre, and award-winning dining options at the Winner’s Circle Restaurant and Jockey Club.  The Park’s newest addition, The Showgrounds, is an all-ages venue that hosts annual Country, Classic Rock and Contemporary concert events throughout the year.  For more information on upcoming shows, events and tickets, please visit

WHEN:           Saturday, February 13, 2010
5:30 p.m.         Live Racing Gate Open/Wiener Dog Race Check-In/Cutest Pet Costume Contest registration (located                          in the Pavilion Centre)
7:00 p.m.         Live Racing Begins
8:30 p.m.         Pet Costume Contest Begins

WHERE:        Sam Houston Race Park
                        7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West
                        Houston, Texas 77064

TICKETS:      $25 Wiener Dog 4-Pack includes: (4) general admission passes, (4) hot dogs (4) sodas, (2) live racing programs and (2) $2 wagering coupons.

General admission:
$6 Adults; $4 Senior Citizens; children ages 12 and under FREE.

$25 Fun 4-Pack
More Info

PARKING:   FREE general parking for live racing events.
INFO:             For more information, visit or call 281-807-8700.

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