A big winner announced as wiener dog races wrap up

The 16th Annual Kent & Alan Wiener Dog Races at Emerald Downs on Saturday, July 21st were a huge hit! Hosted by Alan Budwill of the Kent & Alan Morning Show, wiener dog owners and fans were on hand to see which dachshund would be crowned Top Dog.

The final heat was a tight race as Ben Norman owned by Norman Howell of Lake Stevens edged out Max owned by Josh and Sheila Hardman of Graham. Both the 1st and 2nd Place winners went home with a year’s supply of Instinct Grain-free Pet Food from Nature’s Variety, a trophy from Trophies2go.com and a guaranteed spot in next year’s event.

Ben Norman and Norman Howell will also enjoy a weekend at the Alexis Hotel with dinner at Tulio and VIP treatments for pets courtesy of Kimpton Hotels.

Special thanks to all our sponsors who made the event a success:  Emerald Downs, Hotel Monaco and Sazerac, Alexis Hotel and Tulio, Hotel Vintage Park, Kimpton Hotels Seattle, SunBreak Café in Auburn, Trophies2go.com; Dream Turf, Dog Turf, Instinct Grain-free Pet Food and Universal Republic Records.