Gordon again wins Downs wiener dog races

Aug 26, 2012

 

Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2012 7:44 pm | Updated: 10:

BATAVIA — For the second year in a row, Lindsay Ryan’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gordon (above) 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 in the history of the annual wiener dog races, 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 video tape review it was determined that “Gordon” had narrowly crossed the finish line first.

Tom Grimm’s “Isabella” was a very close second while Christopher Cummings “Max” finished third.

Gordon’s accomplishments earned her owner $200 in Casino free play. Second and third place was worth $100 and $50 to their respective owners.