Let the Wiener Races Begin!

  • July 10, 2017

Race Day: Saturday, July 15

Sacramento, Calif. (July 10, 2017) – Every dog has its day. And in this case, that day is Saturday, July 15 and the highly anticipated Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals at the California State Fair at the Sacramento Cal Expo.

Dog lovers of all types can watch up to eight 50-yard trial heats to see who moves on to compete in the final race during which one super dachshund will be named the 2017 Wienerschnitzel Wiener National Sacramento Regional Champion. In between races, visitors can enjoy live thoroughbred horse races, meet the racing wieners and their owners in the grandstand area, and steal a photo with The Delicious One (TDO), Wienerschnitzel’s official 6-foot hot dog mascot.

“The tiny-legged racing doxies are so fun to watch and these events are some of my favorite celebrations of the year,” said JR Galardi, executive vice president for Wienerschnitzel.

The first race starts at 1:00 p.m. and races continue in between the horse races for two hours, with the 2017 Wienerschnitzel Wiener National Sacramento Regional Champion race expected at approximately at 3:00 p.m.

The winning pooch will take home $500 in prize money and bragging rights as the Sacramento Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals Champion. For more information on how to enter the race, please visit wwnraces.com or castatefair.org. For spectators, admission to the races is included in the fair ticket price of $12 for adults and can be purchased on race day. Dog lovers ages 5-12 is $8 and ages 4 and younger are free, and there is $15 charge for parking. Fans should arrive early. For more information, please visit wwnraces.com or castatefair.org.

In addition to the regional Sacramento Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals at the California State Fair at the Miller Lite Racetrack Grandstand, there is another regional race on August 6 at The Santa Clara County Fair and one on August 13 in El Paso, Texas. The original Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals takes place on Saturday, July 22 at the Los Alamitos Race Track for its 22nd year – which benefits a local animal shelter.