There is nothing quite like seeing a corgi butt race across a field. And that’s why the corgi races in Houston, Texas are a must for dog lovers.
If you are in Houston, Texas for the weekend of April 26 through the 28th, then you may be looking for something fun and inexpensive to do. And if you happen to be a dog lover with a passion for corgis, then you may have to head out to the Sam Houston Race Park for the annual corgi races.
On April 27, the Corgi races return to Houston for their second round of races. The joy of the corgi races is the fact that it is a celebration of the much-loved breed of dogs at the Sam Houston Race Park. The park hosts this event annually, which allows the pups to race for their own shot at glory during horse racing events.
For this year’s corgi races, the event is taking place in time for the 2019 American Quarter Horse meet. So while some of the fastest horses in the world are racing, corgis will be getting their own race on, although we won’t be seeing the corgis taking on the horses, sadly.
The corgi races are an inexpensive entertainment option for those of us who love dogs, as tickets for adults cost just $8 with children and seniors paying just $5. There are also package options that include a meal, with one being a buffet option and the other a pizza option courtesy of Papa John’s Pizza. So you can have a day at the race park and enjoy the excitement of the races.
With the corgi races taking place in between horse races, we can expect to see the first of the corgi races happening at around 8 p.m., as the first horse race takes place at 7 p.m. local time. And while the races might be a bit later than you might expect, you can head to the park earlier, as gates open at 5:30 p.m.
As fans of this highly intelligent and friendly breed of cattle herders, we love the fact that there is an event dedicated to these pups. Unsurprisingly, this is one of the more popular events at the Sam Houston Race Park, and we totally understand why. These cute dogs with their fluffy butts and short legs are a favorite of many a dog lover, and seeing them race has to be one of the cuter experiences to witness.
In fact, we love this idea enough that we can’t wait to learn more about the many corgi races held around the world.
What do you think of this event? Have you ever watched a race like this? Tell us what you think in the comments.