Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

Local Wiener Dog to Race at Ellis Park

rascal

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/16/14) — Come rain or shine, the Ellis Park Grand Champion Race for wiener dogs will be Saturday, July 19 on the main track.

Local dachshund Rascal Flatts is a 2-year-old, 13-pound wiener dog, and has been training since he was 10 weeks old.

“We always knew, when we got him, he would eventually be racing,” said owner Shawn Freels. “For the past five months, we have had him in a training program.”

Freels said they do not feed him human food, except carrots.

“We don’t give him people food,” said Freels. “He has a very strict balanced diet, but we do give him carrots as treats … he loves them.”

Last Saturday, Rascal came in second place in the Winner’s Circle and qualified for the Grand Champion finals.

“Rascal came in second place in the Winner’s Circle, this past Saturday,” said Freels. “I put him in a starting box and my wife was at the end of the track. His ‘go’ words were, ‘go to momma.’ From the very first time we started doing this, he would take right off.”

The dogs will be racing on a 50-yard track, where they have a chance to win a bone and a deluxe chew toy.

Freels said he and his wife are also foster parents to other dachshunds.

“We are always looking for foster parents,” said Freels. “By providing temporary homes, transports or helping with fundraising programs, the fostering program is a great way to help animals in need.”

For more information about fostering, visit www.kentuckydachshundrescue.com.

Amber Averitt
SurfKY Lead News Reporter
Photos by Amber Averitt

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

3/13 - 16

Stock Report

1 DOW 16,804.71
-238.19 (-1.40%)    
2 S&P 1,946.16
-26.13 (-1.32%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,422.08
-71.31 (-1.59%)    
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

In Other News...

Foreign Exchange Students Enjoy Time in Muhlenberg

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (9/30/14) — Megan Chaney of Greenville looks forward to every new school year in Muhlenberg… Read More

Providence Police Reports Released

PROVIDENCE, Ky. (9/30/14) ― The Providence Police Department released the following reports Monday, Sept. 29. Jacob… Read More
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

September 27, 2014 4013

Hopkins County Grand Jury Misdemeanor Indictments

in News by Karen McKnight
September 29, 2014 3614

Endless Road Strings Bring Orchestra Mix to…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
October 01, 2014 3223

Muhlenberg Community Hospital to Host Lighting of…

in Top Stories by Information provided by Erin Warren
September 27, 2014 3037

Sinister on Center Takes Haunted Manor to Whole…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
September 29, 2014 2575

One Injured in Single-Vehicle Collision on…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
September 29, 2014 2465

Man, Woman Charged with Violating EPO Against…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 28, 2014 2461

Community Shows Support to Muhlenberg Humane…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
September 28, 2014 2222

Marching Mustangs Take Third in Ohio Competition

in Top Stories by Information provided by Shawna Hendrix
September 29, 2014 2160

Man Charged with PI, Drugs, After Allegedly…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 27, 2014 1973

Hopkins/Webster Counties Native, Paducah Writer…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
September 29, 2014 1959

Traffic Accident on Brown Road

in News by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

September 29, 2014 2575

One Injured in Single-Vehicle Collision…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
September 29, 2014 2465

Man, Woman Charged with Violating EPO…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 29, 2014 2160

Man Charged with PI, Drugs, After…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 29, 2014 1617

Man Arrested for DUI, Marijuana Possession

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 28, 2014 1435

Angel Garden Dedicated at Baptist…

in Top Stories by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

September 29, 2014 3614

Endless Road Strings Bring Orchestra Mix…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
October 01, 2014 3223

Muhlenberg Community Hospital to Host…

in Top Stories by Information provided by Erin Warren
September 28, 2014 2461

Community Shows Support to Muhlenberg…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
September 28, 2014 2222

Marching Mustangs Take Third in Ohio…

in Top Stories by Information provided by Shawna Hendrix
September 29, 2014 1687

Fourteen Year Old Parker Hastings Wins…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06