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Dachshund Derby Returns To Tuolumne City

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Tuolumne, CA — The Tuolumne Dachshund Derby returns to Tuolumne City this Sunday.

Sandi Romena, event organizer, was Wednesday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

“Last year was our inaugural year for the Dachshund Derby,” said Romena. “We had a total of 54 Dachshunds participating in the races. It was so much fun”

Two of last year’s Dachshunds belonged to local Tuolumne County resident, Lindsay Brewer. One of her two dogs won the entire event.

“My dogs have been training throughout the year to win once again”, said Brewer. “The most interesting part of last year was observing that that when a large number of Dachshunds are put together, they don’t bark at each other. They seem to recognize that they were all the same type of dog.”

The registration will take place from 10 to 11:30 AM this Sunday at West Side Memorial Park in downtown Tuolumne City.  The cost is $5 for each Dachshund.

All of the proceeds will benefit the F.O.A.C. (Friends of the Animal Community).

The Tuolumne Dachshund Derby will begin at noon. The public is invited to watch the Derby for free.

Each heat consists of six Dachshunds racing against each other on a course set up at the Park. The winning Dachsunds will move on to the next round.

For the humans, there will be raffle prizes, hot dogs, chips and drinks available. There will also be a Derby Hat contest.

For questions and information, call Romena at 209-694-3178.

The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard every weekday morning at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45 on AM 1450 and FM 102.7 KVML.

  • Derby participant Lindsey Brewer, Cooper the Dachshund and Derby Organizer Sandi Romena

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