LARC NEWS Posted: 7/1/2015 8:17:57 PM

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     The largest gathering of dachshunds ever at Los Alamitos Race Course will take place on Saturday, July 18 when more than 100 wiener dogs compete in the 20th annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals. Proceeds from the popular wiener dog races will 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 Wienerschnitzel Wiener National festivities will get underway at approximately 6:30 p.m. The evening will include live Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racing featuring many of Los Alamitos’ top equine stars. A total of 10 trial heats will be contested at 50 yards with the winning wieners advancing to the championship race to be held at approximately 9:15 p.m.

From the bugler’s call to the post, to an official starting gate and colorful owners and trainers racing their doxies in numbered silks, the Wiener Nationals features heart pounding excitement from beginning to end. The participants were selected from hundreds of entries received over the past six months. Contestants include participants from Cypress, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, Long Beach and other surrounding cities.  You can meet the stars of the night - the mighty wiener dogs - and their trainers/owners on the grandstand area throughout this fun family event.

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 raised nearly $250,000 for the Care Center. The Seal Beach Animal Care Center is selling tickets to the event with all proceeds from these sales going directly to the Seal Beach Animal Care Center. Last year's event raised approximately $10,000 through ticket sales and t-shirt sales on the day of the event. For more information on the Care Center please call (562) 430-4993.

VIP reserved seating is available by calling 714-820-2681. General admission to the track can be purchased on the day of the event at Los Alamitos on a first come first seat basis. Admission at the track 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 about the Wienerschnitzel Wiener National races call 714-820-2690.

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