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Event Includes Wiener Dog Races Between Horse Races, Costume Contest and More on Saturday, June 13, 2009


WHAT:          Racing has gone to the dogs!!  Join Sam Houston Race Park ( for a unique afternoon of live racing events as The Park hosts the Inaugural Wiener Dog Races presented by PetCo and Barks 5th Avenue on Saturday, June 13, 2009.  The event will include a series of wiener dog races taking place between live horse racing events, pet costume contest in the Value Day Free Fun Zone, awards ceremony for winning wiener dogs, prize giveaways and more! 

Pet owners can download the registration form from  Registration fee for wiener dog race participants is $15 per pet.  There is no fee for the costume contest.  Racing events are open to Daschunds of all ages with miniature/toy category and full-size dogs allowed to participate.  Pets must have proof of current shot records on-hand at check-in the day of the event.  The event will benefit the Bruce Kapp Animal Fund (  Immediately following live racing events will be the Verizon Wireless Summer Concert Series on the Bud Light stage featuring America and special guest Christopher Cross.

WHO:             Sam Houston Race Park is Houston’s premier racing and entertainment facility, located 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, June 13, 2009
                        11:30 a.m.       Live Racing Gates Open/On-Site Registration & Check-In
                        1:00 p.m.         Live Racing Begins
                        3:00 p.m.         Pet Costume Contest in the Fun Zone Begins
                        7:00 p.m.         Concert Gates Open for America/Christopher Cross            

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

INFO:             For more information, visit

Click Here to download the registration form.

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