Wiener Dog races return to Turf Paradise

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Turf Paradise will be going to the dogs this weekend, as the annual Wiener Dog races return to the track.

Sponsored by Arizona Adopt a Greyhound , the event features Wiener Dog races from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. Hundreds of dogs and their owners are entering what is becoming a premiere race in the Wiener Dog circuit .

A full card of live horse racing is also on tap for the day. Plus, the event features $2 hot dogs and $2 beer, live music and bounce inflatables for the kids.

Just before the Wiener Dog races there will be a "Parade of Wieners" in which the Wiener Dogs will walk down the stretch on the horse track. There is also a Wiener Dog Costume Contest

"These Wiener dogs have heart and an impressive following. I just hope the horses don't get jealous," joked Turf Paradise general manager Vince Francia.

Sunday, March 15 is Dollar Day. Grandstand admission is a dollar. So are programs, hot dogs, popcorn, ice cream and sodas. There will also be live music and $2 beers.

Tuesday March 17th is Saint Patrick's Day when fans can wear a little green and save a lot of green. Grandstand admission is free and draft beer is $2. Turf Paradise will also be offering a corned beef and cabbage special in the Clubhouse and Turf Club.

Turf Paradise opened its doors in 1956 and has operated at the same location ever since, making it Arizona's first sports franchise.

Turf Paradise

www.turfparadise.com

1501 West Bell Road, Phoenix, AZ ?

(602) 942-1101 ?

(Bell & 19th Avenue)

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