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Ginger, a Basset Hound owned by Teri Bartulis (Credit: Barry Sloan)

Ginger, a Basset Hound owned by Teri Bartulis of Floral Park, wears a hat during the Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue's Long Island Basset Hound Olympics in Wantagh Park Saturday. Contests included the 10-meter sprint, 16-inch hurdle, high jump, and obstacle course. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Bassett Hound Olympics

Dogs turned out for the Long Island Basset Hound Olympics in Wantagh Park. Contests included the 10-meter sprint, 16-inch hurdle, high jump and obstacle course.

Basset Hounds greet one another during the Tri-State
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Basset Hounds greet one another during the Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue's Long Island Basset Hound Olympics in Wantagh Park. Contests included the 10-meter sprint, 16-inch hurdle, high jump, and obstacle course. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Mary Ann Flynn of Mahwah, N.J., stands by
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Mary Ann Flynn of Mahwah, N.J., stands by her Basset Hound Bentley, dressed as a prisoner, during the Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue's Long Island Basset Hound Olympics in Wantagh Park. Contests included the 10-meter sprint, 16-inch hurdle, high jump, and obstacle course. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Basset Hounds and other dogs were rounded up
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Basset Hounds and other dogs were rounded up for the blessing of the animals, administered by Rev. Brian Blayer of the Grace Episcopal Church in Whitestone, N.Y., during the Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue's Long Island Basset Hound Olympics in Wantagh Park Saturday. Contests included the 10-meter sprint, 16-inch hurdle, high jump and obstacle course. (Oct. 5, 2013)

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Lucie, a Basset Hound owned by Jillian Fischer
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Lucie, a Basset Hound owned by Jillian Fischer of Brooklyn, participates in the hurdles during the Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue's Long Island Basset Hound Olympics in Wantagh Park. Contests included the 10-meter sprint, 16-inch hurdle, high jump and obstacle course. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Bonnie, a Basset Hound owned by Jeanna Dalvano
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Bonnie, a Basset Hound owned by Jeanna Dalvano of Queens, participates in the high jump during the Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue's Long Island Basset Hound Olympics in Wantagh Park. Contests included the 10-meter sprint, 16-inch hurdle, high jump and obstacle course. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Zoey, a Basset Hound owned by Bernadette Gilmore
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Zoey, a Basset Hound owned by Bernadette Gilmore of Lindenhurst, participates in the high jump during the Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue's Long Island Basset Hound Olympics in Wantagh Park Saturday. Zoey placed first in the event. Contests included the 10-meter sprint, 16-inch hurdle, high jump, and obstacle course. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Ginger, a Basset Hound owned by Teri Bartulis
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Ginger, a Basset Hound owned by Teri Bartulis of Floral Park, wears a hat during the Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue's Long Island Basset Hound Olympics in Wantagh Park Saturday. Contests included the 10-meter sprint, 16-inch hurdle, high jump, and obstacle course. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Liam Faulkner, 4, of North Bellmore, pets his
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Liam Faulkner, 4, of North Bellmore, pets his Basset Hound Cooper during the Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue's Long Island Basset Hound Olympics in Wantagh Park Saturday. Contests included the 10-meter sprint, 16-inch hurdle, high jump and obstacle course. (Oct. 5, 2013)

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Ginger, a Basset Hound owned by Teri Bartulis
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Ginger, a Basset Hound owned by Teri Bartulis of Floral Park, participates in the hurdles during the Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue's Long Island Basset Hound Olympics in Wantagh Park Saturday. Contests included the 10-meter sprint, 16-inch hurdle, high jump and obstacle course. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Mary Ann Flynn of Mahwah, N.J., participates in
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Mary Ann Flynn of Mahwah, N.J., participates in the 10-meter sprint with her Basset Hound Bentley during the Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue's Long Island Basset Hound Olympics in Wantagh Park Saturday. Contests included the 10-meter sprint, 16-inch hurdle, high jump and obstacle course. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Gordon, a Basset Hound owned by Lauren Murphy
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Gordon, a Basset Hound owned by Lauren Murphy of South Setauket, is dressed as a pumpkin during the Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue's Long Island Basset Hound Olympics in Wantagh Park Saturday. Contests included the 10-meter sprint, 16-inch hurdle, high jump and obstacle course. (Oct. 5, 2013)

Maggie May, a Basset Hound owned by Mary
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Maggie May, a Basset Hound owned by Mary Ellen Thorgramson of Bayville, is dressed as a chef during the Tri-State Basset Hound Rescue's Long Island Basset Hound Olympics in Wantagh Park Saturday. Contests included the 10-meter sprint, 16-inch hurdle, high jump and obstacle course. (Oct. 5, 2013)

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