Wednesday, August 24, 2011


On Saturday, August 20, 2011 Preliminary Races were run at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium. Local Ocean Beach resident Mila Miesner, out of a field of 400+ Dachshunds, qualified along with 16 other dachshunds to compete at The Del Mar Race Track to see who the fastest wiener is in San Diego.

Races ran much of the morning starting at 9am and going on until all doxies had at least 2 attempts at a top time. It was fun to see the doxies race.  some shot out straight as an arrow while others took this time to ham it up for the crowd.

When not racing, or if you were a spectator just needing a break from the cuteness on the race field, you could check out some local rescue groups, shops and radio stations. With none other than the Wienerschnitizal truck selling hot dogs. There was also a large grass area where many of the doxies just got together and socialized.

Participants received fun dachshund t-shirts and tickets to see the top 16 run at Del Mar with the horses.

So if you want to come out to the Del Mar Race track and have some fun with the doxies join us on On Labor Day September 5, where the fastest 16 dachshunds (Who qualified August 20), will compete in the San Diego Finals of the Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals.

Three races will take place on the track in front of the Winners Circle. Two semifinal races will occur after horse races 3 & 5 with the finals occurring after horse race 7.

The Del Mar winner advances to the National final which determines the fastest wiener in the nation.

Don't miss these adorable, free-spirited, low-to-the-ground athletes on their quest for stardom!

You can follow Mila's training update, links to more pictures of the Wiener Nationals,  and just general dachshund doggie musings by following her on facebook at Mila Miesner

And now for your viewing pleasure, Here is a Video of 8 of the top 16 racing together in an exhibition race. You can see this will be an exciting event.

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It's time to crown San Diego's fastest wiener dog!

The 15th annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals  

Kicks off in San Diego Saturday, August 20th at Qualcomm this is a production of the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl. 

Festivities include racing dachshunds, rescue row, food, drinks, and more. And it's free to spectors! 

From these qualifying round at Qualcomm, Some where out of the ranks of the 400 or more Expected dachshunds. The top sixteen dogs will be chosen for their racing times and will advance to the San Diego final on Labor Day at the Del Mar Race Track. This year's finalists at the Del Mar Race track will receive the opportunity to march with the Wienerschnitzel float in the nationally televised parade. 

The top dog from San Diego will advance to the championship race at the Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade presented by the San Diego County Credit Union.

Any dachshund may participate!

Admission to the event is free to humans and non-racing dogs.

When: Saturday, August 20, 2011
      8:00am - Registration/Check-in
      9:00am - First Races

Where: Qualcomm Stadium Rugby Fields (Near Section J-5 in the Stadium Parking Lot) 


My Husband and I put together a little video to help promote the Wiener Nationals in San Diego. This is not official or anything just having some fun with a concept. Check it out and tell me what you think.
You can see video and photos of last years events here: 

Photos:  Mila Miesner Facebook