‘Bark at the Parx’ Basset Hound Racing


Can’t attend the race in person?? Check out the LIVE STREAM from PARX RACING!!

Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/@OfficialParxRacing/streams

(click on the LIVE tab)

The hounds will race in between the horse races starting around 2:00pm. Here is the tentative race schedule (subject to change if the horse race times are adjusted at all):

  • 2:03pm – Heat #1 (Purebred)
  • 2:08pm – Heat #2 (Purebred)
  • 2:13pm – Heat #3 (Mix)
  • 2:18pm – Heat #4 (Purebred)
  • 2:55pm – Heat #5 (Purebred)
  • 3:00pm – Heat #6 (Purebred)
  • 3:05pm – Heat #7 (Mix)
  • 3:10pm – Heat #8 (Purebred)
  • 4:14pm – Senior Hounds Race
  • 4:19pm – FINAL for Basset Hound Mixes
  • 4:24pm – FINAL for Purebred Basset Hounds

This event is RAIN or SHINE! That’s right folks…we are back at Parx Racing in Bensalem, PA for another BASSET HOUND RACING fundraiser where YOUR hounds get to race on the horse track! For a $25 donation, your purebred Basset Hound or Basset Hound Mix can participate. And NEW THIS YEAR we have a special race JUST FOR SENIOR HOUNDS!

Spots are limited, so get your tickets today (HERE is the ticket link). There are three race options this year:

  1. PUREBRED BASSET HOUND (72 racing spots available; MUST BE a Purebred Basset Hound to compete in these races)
  2. BASSET HOUND MIX (24 racing spots available; MUST BE a Basset Hound Mix to compete in these races)
  3. SENIOR HOUND (12 racing spot available; MUST BE a Purebred Basset Hound OR Basset Hound Mix, and MUST BE approximately 10 years old [or older] to compete in this race)



Buy your Shirts Today – LIMITED AMOUNT AVAILABLE! 


Our new ‘Bark at the Parx’ logo was designed by our good friend, Cassondra Bazelow and perfectly captures the fun, excitement and swiftness of the hounds sprinting on the race track!. We have a VERY LIMITED amount of tri-blend short sleeve t-shirts available for sale in our ONLINE SHOP

  • Adult sizes only ranging from M to XXL
  • Color options are athletic grey tee with green lettering or red tee with black lettering
  • Shirts cost $25 and include shipping
  • Any remaining shirts will be available for sale in person at the event

Event Details:

    • When: Saturday, June 10, 2023
    • Where: Parx Racing | 3001 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020
    • Timeline: 
      • 10:00 a.m. – Gates to the PICNIC GROVE open
      • 11:00 a.m. – Registration for competing dogs begins
      • 12:00 p.m. – Family-friendly activities* begin (food options, vendors, raffle baskets, etc.)
      • 12:05 p.m. – Horse Races begin
      • 1:00 p.m. – Competing dogs must check in at the registration table by this time
      • 2:00 p.m. – Dog races start (the dog races will be in between the horse races; exact heat times will be shared with competitors a few days advance of the event)
      • 3:30 p.m. – Derby Hat Contest**
      • 3:45 p.m. – Raffle Prize Drawing
      • 4:30 p.m. – Dog races end
      • 6:00 p.m. – Horse races end
    • Parking: Plenty of FREE parking lots; there is a designated lot for the PICNIC GROVE.
    • Entrance: Enter through the PICNIC GROVE area (map below).
    • Cost: Free to enter the park and watch the event. It is a $25 donation if you want your hound to compete (and you get a great ‘swag bag’ with lots of goodies!); HERE is the ticket link
    • What to Bring: Parx allows outside food and beverages (except for alcohol), so feel free to bring your own stuff! Also bring your own blankets and chairs (there are picnic tables, but we are expecting a large crowd). Note: Parx will search bags prior to allowing admission into the Picnic Grove.
    • *Family Fun Activities: TSBHR will have new merchandise for sale, a raffle table to win prizes, doggy kissing booth. There will also be food and vendors, including: BBQ food options from Parx, Saint Rocco’s Treats, The Dog Bone Guy, Philadelphia Animal Specialty & Emergency (PASE), Rough Coat Photography and Brixxy & Co.
    • **Derby Hat Contest: Super fun contest to unleash your hatitude! Bring an upcycled hat that you’ve decorated in whatever lovely lady or dapper gentleman theme you want. Let your hounds wear those floppy hats to show off your creations during the contest in the lower picnic grove before the final Basset Hound race heats. Prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners!
  • Tickets: If you want your Basset or Basset-Mix to compete, you must purchase a ticket in advance by June 4th at 5:00pm, ESTHERE is the Eventbrite link. Each ticket includes a great ‘swag bag’ with lots of goodies!
  • THANK YOU to the businesses that donated items for the swag bags, raffles and prizes for the winners! 
    • BarkBox – Monthly dog goodies for good doggies!
    • Brixxy & Co. – Dog bandanas for cool pups on the block! And some things for their humans.
    • Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom – Since 1884, Dorney Park has been the place families and friends have come to gather for a day of FUN. With more than 60 rides, shows, attractions, an area made just for kids, and a waterpark, Dorney Park has amazing fun for everyone.
    • Fromm Family Pet Food  – For 5 generations, Fromm Family Pet Food has been dedicated to providing exceptional foods to pet families everywhere. Purpose-driven ingredients from vetted suppliers are carefully crafted at their family owned-and-operated production facilities in their home state of Wisconsin.
    • Paisley Paws Designs – They are here to make dog’s look great! Their passion for designing & dogs allows us to bring you one-of-a-kind, handcrafted products for your fur baby.
    • Rough Coat Photography – Heartfelt photography of horses, dogs & the people who love them. Serving the Mid Atlantic since 2012.
    • Saint Rocco’s Treats – Human-grade dog treats, meal toppers and food. The perfect treats, meal toppers, and foods for dogs who are picky eaters & have a sensitive stomach.
    • Six Flags Great Adventure – Six Flags Great Adventure is home to 14 world-class coasters, thrilling family rides and a 350-acre drive-thru safari right next door.
    • Subaru of America – Since 2008, Subaru and our retailers have donated over $42 million to national and local organizations and impacted the lives of nearly 350,000 pets.
    • The Lazy Dog Cookie Co. – Lazy Dog Cookie Co. Inc. bakes all-natural dog treats, dog birthday Pup-PIE’s®, dog ice cream and holiday treats. Simple, Limited-Ingredient Treats.
  • Note: Only competing dogs are permitted at Parx. If you have any questions about this, please contact juliaellis2010@gmail.com

THIS EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE! ​All proceeds from this event support the hounds in need! Questions? Email us at Social@tristatebassets.org



Jun 10 2023


11:00 am - 6:00 pm


Parx Racing
3001 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020

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