Running of the Bulldogs 2024

Running of the Bulldogs 2024

AUBURN, WA – On a glorious day at Emerald Downs, many bulldogs made their way to go racing. After eight qualifying heats, two championship heats were contested at about 50 yards on the racetrack.

Melo won the French Championship for owners Jackie Nguyen & Keon Almassi of Seattle. Melo also was the winner of the 2023 Bulldog Races. Melo is simply too fast for her competitors.

Kimberly Houghton’s Sir Nigel Pedington of Oak Harbor claimed the English Championship after overcoming a very poor start. He sped past many of his rivals in the last 20 yards.

Heat 1 (French) – Khloe (Khaley Audette, Maple Valley), Kaiju (Motoko & Joshua Swanson, Seattle)

Heat 2 (French) – Frankie (Josh Jones, Seattle), Rose (Jennifer Strong, Tacoma)

Heat 3 (French) – Mika (Rebecca Anthony & Dan Olson, Seattle), Momo Miraculous

Heat 4 (English) – Sir Nigel Pedington (Kimberly Houghton, Oak Harbor), Oscar the Truffle Hunter (Julian Power, Seattle), Molly (Valeria Petrafeso, Normandy Park)

Heat 5 (French) – Melo (Jackie Nguyen & Keon Almassi, Seattle), Franklin (Melissa Koester, Lake Tapps)

Heat 6 (French) – Archer (Anton Cauthorn, Seattle), Lil Mochi (Rachel Reel, Bremerton)

Heat 7 (French) – Reba (Lisa McNally, Graham), Mr. Hanky Panky (Josh Jones, Seattle)

Heat 8 (English) – Lady Fiona Fern (Sara & Shawn Lentz, Arlington), Rocky (Sparrow & India Tang, Greenview, CA),  Willa-Mania (Dehne Elliott, Seattle)


English – 1, #5 Sir Nigel Pedington. 2, #3 Rocky. 3, #4 Oscar the Truffle Hunter.

French – 1, #7 Melo (Second consecutive win). 2 (three-way tie at this point), #10 Frankie, #9 Franklin, #3 Kaiju.