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Originally published in The Batavian August 26, 2012
For the second year in a row, Lindsay Ryan’s “Gordon” proved he’s still the fastest dachshund in Western New York, when he won Sunday’s Petco Wiener Dog Races at Batavia Downs.
In front of the largest crowd ever to witness the annual event, 75 dogs squared off in 10 elimination heats with each elimination heat winner returning for the championship final.
The fastest 10 dogs left their handlers and roared by the historic half-mile tracks home stretch and after videotape review it was determined that “Gordon” had indeed narrowly crossed the finish line first.
Tom Grimm’s “Isabella” was a very close second while Christopher Cummings “Max” finished right there in third.
“Gordon’s” accomplishments earned her owner $200 in casino free play. Second and third place was worth $100 and $50 in casino play for their respective owners.
The wiener dog races are the final event of Family Fun Day at the races held each year on the last Sunday afternoon in August.
Something fun to do local and you can win big! Just not me. Lol
Ann Sheelar on Jan, 13, 2017
Great place to celebrate a Birthday. Had my Mom's birthday dinner at the clubhouse. She had the best time ever.. Thanks to all the staff for being so helpful and great service!!!!!
Nancy Eckert on Jan, 8, 2017
A good place to spend a evening.
Steven Pagano on Dec, 29, 2016
Batavia Downs is a great place for fun and food they have live entertainment and the games are fun to. They give away free plays daily and many chances to win. This year I took my little boy to see Santa and the weaner dog races so they are fun for the family as well. Great place to visit
Pamela Morris on Dec, 28, 2016
Good place to go when you want to get away and have a little fun and maybe win some cash. I really like the made in America store!
Gary DuBoise on Dec, 21, 2016
They've done an impressive job of remodeling! Can't wait to check out the hotel!
Dawn Puleo on Dec, 12, 2016