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Dollar Dogs and More Dogs This Weekend at Golden Gate Fields

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Oh, man.

Events centered on canines always strike me as ludicrous, though, I’m not particularly fond of man’s 'œbest' friend I grant you. Unless, it was Goliath, of course, who seemed like an all right pup.  Then again, he could talk and give you advice.

Anyway, if you like observing owners frothing at the bit over their hapless charges, make sure you pencil in a trip to Golden Gate Fields this Saturday so you can take in the sure-to-be-riveting, Wiener Nationals.

Instead of horseflesh you’ll see hot dogs, racing their miniscule legs off for a prize of $1,000, which is probably a lifetime’s worth of pig ears.  Not surprisingly, the race is sponsored by Der Wienerschnitzel.

Speaking of all this pork, although their will be no free hot dogs (really, Wienerschnitzel??) on Saturday, don’t forget that every Sunday is dollar day at the track, which means $1 for admission, hot dogs and beer!  It’s a hell of a lot better than the home loan you’ll take out for game day at AT&T Park, if not slightly less glamorous. It is the track after all.

The Wiener Nationals
Saturday, April 10  10:00 a.m.

Dollar Days
Every Sunday.  First Race at 12:45 p.m.

Golden Gate Fields
1100 Eastshore Highway
Berkeley

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Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco)

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco)

Stephen's early years were spent in a boxcar overlooking downtown Los Angeles. From there he moved around the state with his family before settling under the warm blanket of smog that covers suburban Southern California. Moving around led to his inability to stay in one place for very long, but San Francisco has been reeling him back in with its siren song since 1999.
By trade he pours booze, but likes to think he can write and does so occasionally for the SF Bay Guardian, Bold Italic and 7x7. He also likes to enjoy time spent in old eateries, bars and businesses that, by most standards, would have been condemned a long time ago.