Tito’s Vodka Wiener Dog Derby

Sunday, February 12
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 is no longer available. Registration is available the day of the event. 

Spectator admission to Horseshoe Casino Stadium is free.

The 1st Phorm VIP treatment is SOLD OUT. 

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 in Lumiere Place Stadium  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. 



Maximize your view of these miniature competitors in the 1st Phorm Wiener Dog Derby VIP section! Get your tickets for an up-close view of all the action!

- Freshly Prepared Chicken Strips and a variety of dipping sauces
- Gus’ Pretzels
- Open Bar of Tito’s cocktails, Bud Light, and Coca Cola products
- Access to the VIP Grand Stand (and reserved section!) to get an up close view of the Wiener Dog Derby
- Heated tent
- Dedicated portable facilities reserved for 1st Phorm Wiener Dog Derby VIP’s only



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1st Phorm
Southern Comfort
Tito’s Handmade Vodka
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First Bank
MO Lottery
Hilton - Ballpark
Hilton - Union Station
The Cheshire
American Carnival Mart
Finest Call
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