Dogs steal the show in the Horse Capital of the World this Saturday.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
August 16, 2019
Courtesy VisitLEX

Kentucky friends, if you find yourself in the Lexington area this Saturday, August 17th be sure to stop by Red Mile, the second oldest harness track in the world, for the 4th Annual Wiener Dog Races.

In addition to the flagship wiener race, there will also be a "Running of the Bulldogs" and "All-Breed 'Rescue' Run." The canine winner will take home a wiener-and-dog-bone trophy to mark their triumph. But even better than the glory of victory is the knowledge that 100% of the proceeds from the day's events will go to the Lexington Humane Society, which cares for more than 5,000 animals.

Courtesy of VisitLEX

Admission to the event is free, and there is a $20 registration fee for those who wish to register their dogs in the race (with all of those funds benefiting the Lexington Humane Society). For more information, visit Come tomorrow, we can't wait to see all the four-legged runners ace this course.

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Dog lovers, if you're spending the weekend in Kentucky to check this out, be sure to visit these other great Lexington attractions.

Pups, don't forget to carbo-load before your big day.