Wiener Weekend is coming back to Hastings Racecourse on July 14 and 15 and you can win box seats

Jul 4 2018, 12:58 am

Remember when Florence + The Machine told you the “Dog Days Are Over”?

Well, she was half-right.

Everyone loves a good racing event, immersed in the buzzing atmosphere and cheering on the main contenders as they compete for winning spots. Hastings Racecourse is changing up the game by hosting their annual Wiener Dog Races on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15.

As part of their Dog Days of Summer, Vancouver’s most adorable and athletic Wiener Dogs will be taking to the track to compete for a $500 cash prize and a fabulous doggy prize pack. Yes, these long-eared beautiful dogs will be facing off for the honour of “Top Dog” and it’s going to be hilariously brilliant.

Dog Days of Summer/Hastings Racecourse

It all kicks off at 1:50 pm and admission to this highly-anticipated event is free. Plus, there’s also going to be food trucks, craft beer, and live music, all afternoon long. There really is no better way to spend a summer weekend than trackside at Hastings Racecourse cheering on these Dachshunds as they ‘dachsh’ towards the finish line!

(We’re not sorry about that pun.)

Since Wiener Dog racing is not something you get to experience every day, we want you to celebrate it in style. You can go ahead and feel like a real VIP as you and three friends take in the action from your own reserved box. (Your summer probably won’t be complete without experiencing a Wiener Dog race in this way.)


Enter for your chance to win box seats for Wiener Weekend at Hastings Racecourse on July 14 and 15, 2018.


To enter for your chance to win the prize listed above for Wiener Weekend at Hastings Racecourse on July 14 and 15, do at least one of the following;

1. Like Hastings Racecourse and Casino on Facebook – @HastingsRacecourse and tag three dog-loving friends in the comments below. (1 entry)

2. Follow Hastings Racecourse and Casino on Instagram – @hastingsraces and tag three dog-loving friends in the comments below. (1 entry)

3. Follow Hastings Racecourse and Casino on Twitter and tweet the following (1 entry):

  • Win a prize package for four for #WienerWeekend at@HastingsRaces in #Vancouver on July 15, 2018, via @DailyHiveVan RT to enter & follow @HastingsRaces!

Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm on July 12, 2018. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter.

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Wiener Weekend 2018 

When: Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15
Time: Wiener Dog races will be taking place in between the horse races, with the first horse race starting at 1:50 pm
Where: Hastings Racecourse – 188 North Renfrew Street
Admission: FREE

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