Toronto's first-ever Dachshund Derby is happening this weekend

Aug 21 2018, 2:55 pm
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Toronto’s Woodbine Racetrack might usually deal in the excitement of live thoroughbred racing, but this weekend the racetrack is trading in ponies for puppies.

The first-ever Dachshund Derby will see 30 Dachshunds compete in a 25-metre dash for the championship title and a $500 grand prize. Registration is $50 and there are still a few spots left if you happen to have a swift little sausage dog of your own.

For spectators, look forward to three qualifying heats featuring 10 ultra-cute contenders at a time. The qualifiers will start at approximately 1:40 pm on the EP Taylor Turf Course and be followed by one championship race.

Just note, dogs aren’t otherwise invited and will not be permitted onsite or in the grandstand.

Dachshund Derby

When: August 25, 2018
Where: Woodbine Racetrack, 555 Rexdale Boulevard, Toronto

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Editors note: a previous version of this post incorrectly listed the date of the event.

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