The Bulldog Derby is the ultimate Bulldog Meet up of the year. English/British and French Bulldogs of all shapes and sizes, both young and old, are invited to celebrate the breed.
This event came together to support local charities and dog rescue organizations. Through the proceeds of this event the Bulldog Derby is helping local dog rescues with adoption of their dogs and retired race horses live the best live they can.
This event is meant to bring awareness to the bulldog breed and help break down stereotypes of the breed, through the fun and entertainment of everything that the Bulldog Derby has to offer.
The 1st Santa Anita Park Inaugural Bulldog Derby was held on Saturday, January 19th, 2019. The 2nd Annual Santa Anita Park Bulldog Derby will be held on Saturday, January 18th, 2020.
For the 2019 Bulldog Derby only English/British and French Bulldogs are allowed. For the upcoming 2020 Bulldog Derby, the event will allow - on a case-by-case basis other dog breeds into this event.
This event is family-friendly, safe, sane, and enjoyable for all bulldogs and their owners! It is a celebration of the bulldog breed! A chance to make lasting memories, lasting friends, and furiends.
Getting the chance to see bulldogs do the unthinkable, the unusual, the unimaginable, is both motivating and entertaining.
There will be a variety of vendors to visit, music, festivities bouncy houses for children, food trucks, a bar for guests 21+ years old, and Santa Anita Park race(s) betting.
Pic courtesy of Pasadena Star News.
Absolutely! At the 2019 Bulldog Derby event, a combination of 550 English and French Bulldogs attended (with the majority being Frenchies).
For the 2019 Bulldog Derby, it was "Kentucky Derby" themed, which meant everyone, including bulldogs, came in dresses, and big colorful hats, and suits.
For this upcoming Bulldog Derby event the theme is rose parade. Any dog able to attend is encouraged to dress elegantly with rose-inspired attire.
There will be a Bulldog Derby King and Queen crowning!
The Bulldog Derby have some limitations for bulldogs wanting to take part in the race:
There are other alternative festivities that other types of bulldogs/dogs can participate and enjoy, especially those dogs with special needs like:
The 2019 Bulldog Derby benefited the proceeds to SoCal Bulldog Rescue.
Early Bird special for general admission ($5.00) can be purchased by September 1st. After 09/01, general admission is $10. General admission includes 1 bulldog and 1 owner. Additional bulldog admission is $5.00.
Yes the event accepts volunteers. To apply, visit bulldogderby.com and fill out the contact us form at the bottom.
Frenchiestore is a proud sponsor and supporter of the Bulldog Derby event. We encourage Bulldog owners to attend this fun, meaningful & special event. Not only it is filled with fun it is also held for a great cause.
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