Wiener Nationals set Saturday at Los Alamitos Race Track

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The 22nd running of the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals will be on Saturday, July 22, 2017, with proceeds to benefit the Seal Beach Animal Care Center. The Care Center is a non-profit group dedicated to finding home for stray animals in the Orange County area.

Admission is $3 for adults; Children 17 and under are free. General parking is free. Los Alamitos Race Course is located at 4961 Katella Avenue in Los Alamitos. For more info call, 714-820-2690.

The first Wienerschnitzel Wiener National race is set for 6:30 p.m. with the live horse-racing program to be held in conjunction with the dachshund races. The Wiener Nationals Championship race will be held at approximately 9:15 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event on a first come first seat basis. We suggest fans arrive early on the day of the event.

For safety reasons, only dachshunds participating in the Wiener Nationals are allowed to come in to the racetrack. NO OTHER DOGS WILL BE ALLOWED.

The purpose of this fun event is to raise funds for the Seal Beach Animal Care Center, a non-profit group dedicated to finding homes for stray animals in the Orange County area.

Since 1996, the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals has helped raise $240,000 for the Care Center. Last year’s event raised $10,000 through the sale of tickets and t-shirts. For more information on the Care Center please call (562) 430-4993.

The Wiener Nationals features all the excitement of a Quarter Horse race, with a total of 90 dachshunds showing their stuff in front of a packed house at Los Alamitos. A total of 10 trial heats will be contested at 50 yards with the winning wieners advancing to the championship race. The participants were selected based on the creativity of their entries.

Fans will be able to pick up FREE Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals program by all main track entrances. This special program will highlight all the participants and will feature the schedule of events and additional information on the Seal Beach Animal Care Center.

This special program will highlight all 90 participants, features the schedule of events, and additional information on the Seal Beach Animal Care Center.

You can meet the stars of the night – the mighty wiener dogs – and their trainers/owners on the grandstand area. But remember ask the wiener’s owner before petting.

All concession stands will be open, featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, Mexican food, popcorn, sodas, and beer etc.

Tentative Schedule of Events

Horse Racing programs are available at all program stands.

Time Event
6:30 p.m. (Wiener Nationals Qualifying Race)
6:37 p.m. (Wiener Nationals Trial #1)
6:44 p.m. (Wiener Nationals Trial #2)
7:00 p.m. First Live Los Alamitos Horse Race
7:06 p.m. (Wiener Nationals Trial #3)
7:12 p.m. (Wiener Nationals Trial #4)
7:25 p.m. Second Live Los Alamitos Horse Race
7:31 p.m. (Wiener Nationals Trial #5)
7:37 p.m. (Wiener Nationals Trial #6)
7:50 p.m. Third Live Los Alamitos Horse Race
7:56 p.m. (Wiener Nationals Trial #7)
8:02 p.m. (Wiener Nationals Trial #8)
8:15 p.m. Fourth Live Los Alamitos Horse Race
8:21 p.m. (Wiener Nationals Trial #9)
8:27 p.m. (Wiener Nationals Trial #10)
8:40 p.m. Fifth Live Los Alamitos Horse Race
8:56 p.m. (BIG vs. LittleWiener Nationals Match Race)
9:05 p.m. Sixth Live Los Alamitos Horse Race
9:11 p.m. Wiener Nationals Championship
9:30 p.m. Seventh Live Los Alamitos Horse Race
9:55 p.m. Eighth Live Los Alamitos Horse Race
10:20 p.m. Ninth Live Los Alamitos Horse Race
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