Horses & Hounds Day | Basset Hound Racing

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Parx Racing®

3001 Street Road

Bensalem, PA 19020

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That's right folks...we have this amazing opportunity with Parx Racing to have YOUR hounds race on the horse track! For a $25 donation your purebred Basset Hound or Basset-Mix can participate in the races on the track!

FREE Parking and Admission, Family Friendly with FREE Family Fun for the Kids and Live Music for EVERYONE!

Events Timeline:

  • 11:00 a.m - Gates Open at Parx

  • 12:55 p.m - Horse Racing starts

  • 1:00 p.m - FREE Family Fun & Live Music starts (food trucks, pony rides, moon bounces, face painters, spray tattoo artist)

  • 3:00 p.m - Tri-State Basset Hound activities start (NEW TSBHR merchandise for sale, WIN raffle prizes, spin the prize wheel, kissing booth, photo booth, Basset Hound Olympics to get the racers "warmed up")

  • 5:00 p.m. - Basset Hound Racing starts - Trophies for the winners!

Events Information/Requirements

  • The entry fee to to participate in the races is $25 per dog (plus service charge from Eventbrite; total is $28.16). With this you and your dog get exclusive access to the track for at least one race* as well as a "swag bag" filled with goodies! This is a tax-deductible donation to Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue, Inc.

  • Limited spots are available.

  • Competing dogs MUST BE a PUREBRED BASSET HOUND or a BASSET HOUND MIX (all other dogs are subject to disqualification).

  • No additional dogs may be present at the event outside of the dogs competing.

  • *The distance for the races is 100 feet. The first and second place winners from each race will move onto a final heat to determine the champion. Note: Subject to change based on the total number of competitors.

  • Owners MUST register their dog via Eventbrite by the deadline of August 15, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. (unless all spots are filled, then online sign-ups will conclude earlier).

  • Owners MUST submit a picture of their dog as proof of breed. Email pictures to Social@tristatebassets.org.

  • Immunization information is REQUIRED. We recommend bringing your dog's current vaccine records with you to the event.

  • Two (2) people MUST attend and supervise the dog during the races (the "Owner" and the "Assistant").

  • We ask all owners, assistants and competing dogs arrive by 3:00 p.m. to "check-in," receive racing instructions and participate in the Basset Hound Olympics course as a pre-race "warm-up."

  • Dogs MUST BE on a 6 foot leash (NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES) while in the venue (except during designated race times).

  • Owners and Assistants MUST sign a release form prior to competing in their designated race.

  • Questions? Email Social@tristatebassets.org


What are my parking options for the event?

There is ample, FREE parking at Parx.

What can I bring into the event?

Parx DOES ALLOW outside food, beverages, chairs, blankets, etc. in their Picnic Grove area. You are also welcome to bring charcoal and supplies and use one of the many grills in the Picnic Grove. See more information at https://www.parxracing.com/information.php

Who do I contact with my questions?

Email Social@tristatebassets.org

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. We will have copies of your registration info.

Can I compete without signing the release form?

No. You must check-in with us when you arrive and the dog's owner and their assistant must sign the release form in order to compete.

Is there betting on the competing dogs?

No. The Basset Hound Racing event is for entertainment only.

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Bensalem, PA 19020

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