WHEELING, W.Va. (September 29, 2008) — The 1st annual running of the Wheeling Island Weiner Dog Nationals will be on Sunday, October 19, with the top 8 wiener dogs competing for $500 in cash prizes and the prestigious title of Wheeling Island Weiner Dog Nationals champion.
To find out how you can sign up your doxie to the 1st Annual Wheeling Island Wiener Dog Nationals visit www.wheelingisland.com or call 304-231-1812 for complete rules and registration information.
The day will offer fun activities for the whole family including a FREE Wheeling Island 1st Annual Weiner Dog Nationals commemorative t-shirt giveaway and FREE hot dogs for kids.
The first Wheeling Island Wiener Dog National race is set for approximately 3:00pm with the live greyhound racing matinee performance set to begin at 1:00pm. The Wheeling Island Wiener Dog Nationals Championship race will be held at approximately 7:00pm.
The Wiener Nationals features all the excitement of a greyhound race, with a maximum of 64 dachshunds strutting their stuff in front of a crowd of spectators at Wheeling Island. A maximum total of 8 qualifying heats will be contested at 30 yards with the top 8 winning wiener dogs advancing to the championship race.
The participating wiener dogs must complete an official registration form and meet all veterinarian health certificate requirements.
Fans will be able to pick up their FREE Wheeling Island 1st Annual Wiener Dog Nationals commemorative t-shirt from 3pm-7pm at the promotion area. Kids under 13 can enjoy a FREE hot dog from 3pm-7pm at the racing apron hot dog stand.
Spectators can meet the stars of the night - the mighty wiener dogs - and their trainers/owners at the racing apron area following the live race card. But remember, be courteous to the dogs and ask the owner before petting.
Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack offers 43 table games, 20-table poker room, over 2,000 slot machines, 151-room luxury hotel, the #1 Greyhound Track in the USA (based on purses paid), six restaurants, 550-seat showroom, meeting and banquet services, gift shop and fitness center.
Wheeling Island recently won 7 first place “Best of Gaming” Awards by Casino Player Magazine’s July 2008 readers poll including Best Reel Slots, Best Video Poker, Best Service, Best Cash Back and Best Promotions.
Wheeling Island welcomes more than 2.5 million visitors through its doors annually. Visitors enjoy the fast paced action 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
For information on Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, call 877-WIN-HERE (877-946-4373), for hotel reservations call 877-WHEELING (877-943-3546) or log on to www.wheelingisland.com.
Wheeling Island Gaming, Inc. owns and operates Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, a premier gaming and entertainment complex located in Wheeling, West Virginia. It is the largest operation of Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, Inc.
Delaware North Companies is one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International, TD Banknorth Garden, and American Park ‘n Swap. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States approaching $2 billion in annual revenue and 40,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.