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Wiener Dog races this Saturday!

By Jim Olander, 02/15/17, 10:00AM CST


Biggest game of the year at the PREMIER Center

The ever famous Sioux Nation Pet Clinic Wiener Dog Races are coming back to the Stampede game this Saturday when the Herd host Bloomington at 7:05 p.m. inside the PREMIER Center. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the race that started them all! For the past two seasons the race had been held to a sellout crowd of 10,678 fans who witnessed “Lily” take home the grand championship. Registration and ticket links are below.

This year, 40 wiener dogs will participate, but only one will be crowned champion!  Once again awards will be handed out to the top racers in each heat with the top two racers from each heat advancing to the Final Four where only one dog will come away as champion! Dakota Dachshund Rescue will be at the game with some lovable, adoptable dachshunds in the front lobby before and during the game.

Registration is now open for humans wishing to race their wiener dogs. The first 40 registrations received will be entered into the race. There will also be a costume contest that dogs can enter during the second intermission! Please note that ONLY 100% purebred dachshunds will be allowed to register Email your completed registration to: There is a $15 registration fee due the night of the race with 100% of the fee going directly to Dakota Dachshund Rescue. There will also be a costume contest during the game as well. Judging will take place during registration prior to the start of the game.

You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours and exact details on the event will be sent out prior to the race. Each dog must have two humans with for the race, one to release and one to catch.

Please note that it is Denny Sanford PREMIER Center policy that everyone has a ticket to the game. Fans can purchase tickets for as little as $15 by filling out the order form (link is below). $5 from each ticket will go to Dakota Dachshund Rescue to help their rescue efforts!

This year the players will wear specially designed wiener dog jerseys for the game that will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting Dakota Dachshund Rescue. For more information on the race, please email Jim Olander at: or call the office at 336-6060.

Click here for the registration form in Microsoft Word

Click here for the registration form in PDF

Click here for the ticket flyer to benefit Dakota Dachshund Rescue