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Los Alamitos goes to the Dogs!


July 3, 2006     E-mail this page to a friend!

(photo by Los Alamitos Race Course)
Los Alamitos Race Course, Cypress, CA - The 11th running of the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals will be on Saturday, July 8, 2006 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.

The first Wienerschnitzel Wiener National race is set for 6:15 p.m. with the live horse-racing program set to begin at 7:00 p.m. The Wiener Nationals Championship race will be held at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event on a first come first seat basis. Tickets are $3. Children 17 and under are admitted free. Los Alamitos features free general parking. We suggest fans arrive early on the day of the event.

Fans will be able to pick up FREE Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals program by all main track entrances. This special program will highlight all 80 participants, features the schedule of events, and additional information on the Seal Beach Animal Care Center.

The Seal Beach Animal Care Center will have a booth set up near the winner's circle of the track selling souvenier T-Shirts. You can't miss it once you make your way inside Los Alamitos Race Course.

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 over $110,000 for the Care Center. Last year's event raised a record $19,000 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 80 dachshunds strutting their stuff in front of a packed house at Los Alamitos. A total of 10 trial heats were contested at 50 yards with the winning wieners advancing to the championship race.

* Fans can sign up their dachshunds for the 2007 Wiener Nationals on the night of the event at the Seal Beach Center booth.
* For safety reasons, Los Alamitos does not allow fans to bring dogs that are not participating in the Wiener Nationals.

The participants are selected based on the creativity of their entries.