Inaugural Wiener Dog Field Set for Sunday!

As Clinton Raceway makes final preparations for closing day of the 2018 season, the line up of Wiener Dogs for the inaugural race has been finalized, and these cute long dogs are chomping at the bone to hit the track for the very first time.

The 9 dog field will run approximately 20 meters, on track, following the 8th race on the 12 race card. Post time for the 38th Annual Charity Driver's Challenge is set for 1:30pm this Sunday, September 2.

The addition of the Wiener Dog Race will be add to an already stellar line up of harness racing, food and entertainment, all as a fundraiser for the Tanner Steffler Foundation. 

Looking at the field, we welcome the following Wiener's to the track. Starting from post position number one we have Franklin, a 2 year old, 13 pound, male. He's not overly enthused about training for the event, but with some coaxing from his handlers he might just cross the finish line, at some point. The two hole will send Roo, a 1.5 year old, long haired, miniature, who's full of energy and loves to be the center of attention to the wire. Tootsie, the smallest of the field, weighing in at a whopping 9lbs, will go from post three. She's two years old, and claims to be the fastest (and cutest) dog on earth, don't blink or you'll miss her. Next, from post four, we have Dirk, who's best friends, Penny and Oliver will be rooting him on, if he doesn't win, he's definitely the most photogenic of the group! Guinness, a six year old, 17lb rescue dog gets his start from post six. He's energetic, fun loving, and maybe, just maybe his unique personality will help him cross the wire first. Lily, the baby of the field at just one year of age, is a miniature long haired dachshund, who loves hot dogs, the beach and running free chasing squirrels. Those beach runs, and squirrels might just be the ticket for Lily, who starts from post six. Charlie is next in line, the elder, and we assume wiser of the field starts from post seven. Her unique colour, which resembles a horse (Charlie Horse, get it?) and love for the beach might give her what she needs to beat these young-in's. Post position eight belongs to Zinc, a six year old, 22lb that was adopted by owners from the CDRO in January of 2016. He's a loving, wild child that also has a passion for squirrels, we sense a theme here. Finally, rounding out the field we have Winston, also know as Winnie. Winnie is three and a half years old, extremely affectionate, energetic and loving, can these qualities be enough? Only time will tell. The winner will take home some pretty awesome hardware and an amazing prize from local sponsor Sun Country Retail, valued at $300.

Admission and parking are always free at the Huron County oval. The season closer caps of the 15 week schedule, Sunday September 2, 2018. Post time for the 12 race event is set for 1:30pm with the wieners hitting the track following race 8.

Jessica Carnochan