'Gordon' earns title of fastest wiener dog in Batavia
Submitted by Howard Owens on August 26, 2012 - 11:20pm
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.