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It's that time of year again. The 21st annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals will return to Los Alamitos Race Course on July 16, 2016. The 50-yard dash for Dachshunds has been the most popular event at Los Alamitos each of the last 20 years with over 212,000 people enjoying the event over the years. The 2015 event drew a crowd of more than 7,000 for another great Wiener Nationals event. The event concluded with a great final with Finn of Lawndale flying in the second half of the race to win the title.

If you have a dachshund, or know someone that does, and would like to enter the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals at Los Alamitos Race Course here is what you need to do.

Write us a story and tell us why your Wiener Dog should be in the Wiener Nationals. Please make the letter as creative as possible because creativity, rather than speed, counts here. You can send us a drawing; poem; essay; funny photo; or send us a link to Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, etc. Or send us a video link or DVD, if you make it and we will judge it. We'll return your entries at your request. Please send your entry by June 1, 2016 for consideration.

IMPORTANT: Please include a phone number and a photograph of your prized dachshund.

Dogs will be selected to compete in trial races with winner, or wiener, of each trial advancing to the Wienerschnitzel Wiener National at Los Alamitos Race Course. We expect to receive hundreds of entries, so get your entry in early. There's no fee to enter - in fact your doggie will win $100 if he/she comes in first place in one of the trials and an additional $900 if he/she wins the championship race.

All of the trials, and the final, will take place on July 16, 2016 at Los Alamitos. The trials will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. and the final will be held at about 9:15 p.m.


Wienerschnitzel has been our sponsor for the past 20 years and we expect the 2016 running to be another great event. Of course, the entire purpose of this event is to raise funds for the Seal Beach Animal Care Center. We raised around $8,000 for the Care Center in 2015.

Entries can be sent to:

Orlando Gutierrez, PuP-blicity Department, Los Alamitos Race Course, 4961 Katella Ave. Los Alamitos, CA. 90720.

For more information, please call 714-820-2690. Thanks and we'll see you at the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals at Los Alamitos Race Course. You can e-mail your entry to

Thank you and have fun making your entry,

Orlando Gutierrez,

Director Of PuP-blicity


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