Tito’s Vodka Wiener Dog Derby

Sunday, February 4 

Registration: Opens at 10:00 am
Opening Ceremonies: 1:45 pm
First Heat: 2:00 pm

Horseshoe Casino Stadium in Soulard Market Park

Entry Fee: $10 donation

Online Registration closes at Noon on February 10th. 

Registration is available the day of the event. 

Spectator admission to Horseshoe Casino Stadium is free.

Your wiener has been working hard all offseason for this, and now the time has arrived for the nation’s longest-running wiener dog derby! Participants square off  at Soulard Market to determine the dashingest dachshund in all of the land. 

As usual, in a series of six-dog elimination heats, competitors race down a 30-foot track with the winning wiener moving on to the next round until a champion is crowned. However, there will be a Tito's Wiener Dog Derby hat contest (for hoomans only) so make sure you come dressed for the derby! 

There are four age-based classes for participating pups.

  • Cocktail Wieners: Up to 4 years old
  • Hot Dogs: 4-8 years old
  • Ball Park Franks: 8 years and older
  • Wiener Wannabe: Dogs small enough to fit in the starting box

Registration is available the day of the event, but in order to avoid a distracted dachshund, register online and hit the ground running on race day. 


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Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Horseshoe St. Louis
Sunset Hills Subaru Logo
Bud Light
Southern Comfort
Fireball Whiskey
Red Bull
Heartland Coca-Cola
First Bank
Hilton - Ballpark
Hilton - Union Station
The Cheshire
American Carnival Mart
Raising Canes
Finest Call
Margaritaville imported