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Wiener Dog Racing postponed at Horseshoe Indianapolis

Extreme temperatures forecast for this weekend have resulted in changes for an event set for Horseshoe Indianapolis.


Central Indiana is predicting extreme heat indexes Saturday, July 23. As a result, the Wiener Dog races previously scheduled to coincide with the Quarter Horse racing program will be postponed and moved to Saturday, August 13. Quarter Horse racing will be held as scheduled Saturday, July 23 beginning at 10 a.m.


“We are facing some really dangerous temperatures and heat indexes for Saturday afternoon, so in the best interest of all the participants, we will postpone the Wiener Dog races to Saturday, Aug. 13,” said Eric Halstrom, Vice President and General Manager of Racing. “We will continue with our Quarter Horse racing program that begins at 10 a.m. and will take less time between races so we can complete the card before the expected height of the temperatures arrives and heat indexes climb to dangerous levels Saturday afternoon.”


The new date for the second annual Hot Diggity Dog Wiener Dog races will be part of the all-Quarter Horse racing day Saturday, August 13. Racing begins at 10 a.m. with Wiener Dog racing joining in on the fun at approximately 1 p.m. The Wiener Dog racing will be held between races with the top dogs heading back to the track for the $500 final. The top five dogs will share the prize money in the final.


The afternoon will also include a free Escape Room experience, plus several food trucks, winner’s circle promotions, Quarter Four contest courtesy of the QHRAI, and a drawing for an exclusive seating package during the AQHA Challenge Championships Saturday, October 22 will be held.


For more information on the new date for Hot Diggity Dog, visit the website at www.caesars.com/horseshoe-indianapolis.