Wiener Dog Racing returns to Fair Grounds March 4

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NEW ORLEANS – Fair Grounds will host its fourth annual wiener dog races tomorrow, March 4. General admission for wiener dog racing will be $5, with standard $10 clubhouse admission. Kids 12 and under will be admitted free. Guests are encouraged to arrive early, as the wiener dog races begin after the first live Thoroughbred race of the day. First post is 1:25 p.m.

The same format as seasons past will be used to crown the racing champion: 48 pure-bred dachshunds were selected to participate from all eligible applicants and will be divided into four heats of 12 dogs apiece. One heat will be run after each of the first four Thoroughbred races, and the top three finishers in each of the four heats will compete in a final race to determine the champion after the fifth Thoroughbred race on the card.

About Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the nation’s third-oldest racetrack, has been in operation since 1872. Located in New Orleans, Fair Grounds is owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ Global Market: CHDN); it also operates a slot-machine gaming facility and 11 off-track betting parlors throughout southeast Louisiana. The 145th Thoroughbred Racing Season – highlighted by the 104th running of the Louisiana Derby – will run from November 2016 through April 2017. More information can be found online at

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Brian Spencer

Fair Grounds Racing Analyst/Racing Communications

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