Baby Bo, a 1 1/2-year-old dachshund from Costa Mesa, was crowned Fastest Wiener in the West at the 22nd annual Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals at the Los Alamitos Race Course Saturday night.
The dog, owned by Katherine and Eddie Kishner, qualified for the 50-yard final after finishing with a time believed to be the fastest in the history of the race.
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Baby Bo’s victory earned him a $1,000 cash prize, and a doghouse in the shape of a Wienerschnitzel restaurant.
Second place went to Slinky, a Valley Village dachshund owned by Daniel Carrillo, who earned a $500 cash prize.
The Wienerschnitzel Wiener Nationals is a fundraising event for the Seal Beach Animal Care Center, a non-kill shelter in Orange County. The Wiener Nationals and SBACC have raised over $250,000 over the years, according to race officials.
This year’s Wiener Nationals will raise an estimated $12,000 via ticket and t-shirt sales provided by Los Alamitos Race Course, plus a $5,000 donation also by Los Alamitos Race Course.