Racing with dogs

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Dashing through the snow behind a speeding dog sled is not everyone’s idea of a good time. But for Meg Mizzoni, animal control officer for Westford and Tyngsboro, it’s a sport she passionately loves. Read the rest of this entry »

Flathead Sled Dog Days held in Whitefish

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Whitefish always sees a lot of out-of-towners come through during the winter months, but this weekend there’s a new breed of tourist in town. Read the rest of this entry »

Jack Gawthorn memorial sled dog race revived

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After a brush with extinction in 2009, the Cariboo Challenge 2010 Jack Gawthorn Memorial Sled Dog Race made a strong comeback in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Sled dogs race in the Flathead this weekend

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Thirty-two sled dog teams are entered in the Flathead Sled Dog Days this weekend, including husband-wife teams, husband-wife-daughter teams and father-daughter teams. Read the rest of this entry »

Oregon Sled Dog Races Mark 50 Years

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2011 marks the 50th year of sled dog racing in Oregon. Read the rest of this entry »

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2011 Cariboo Challenge goes this weekend

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Sled dogs have been pulling sleds and moving people and their supplies for thousands of years, but on Jan. 8-9, about 40 teams will be racing for the sake of racing, and at top speeds along picturesque snowy trails through the 108 Mile Heritage Site. Read the rest of this entry »

Edmonds woman selected for sled dog expedition team

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Jan Steves will cover Alaska’s frozen rivers, tundra and sea ice in the 800-mile Serum Run Read the rest of this entry »

Plenty of winter fun!

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Just because the temperature outside will be hovering around zero for the next couple of months, that doesn’t mean there won’t be plenty of things to do outdoors in the lakes area. Read the rest of this entry »

Myopia Sled Dog Races

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Punderson Sled Dog Classic on hold but snow may still be coming

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Even with the prospects of lake-effect snow showers for later in the week, the organizers of the annual Punderson Sled Dog Classic race have scrubbed this weekend’s meet. Read the rest of this entry »

Sled dog derby folks expect fine conditions for event

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Despite the rapid disappearance of snow from last week’s blizzard, organizers of the Laconia World Championship Sled Dog Derby are optimistic that there’ll be plenty of the white stuff in time for the 81st running of the event next month. Read the rest of this entry »

2011 Mackinaw Mush Annual Sled Dog Race Canceled

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For the second year in a row, the Mackinaw Mush Annual Sled Dog Race is canceled. Read the rest of this entry »

Hollingsworth leads Lake Memorial sled dog race

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Daryl Hollingsworth drove his 14-dog team to the first-day lead in the open class of the Orville and Doris Lake Memorial sled dog race at Tozier Track. Read the rest of this entry »

Lance Mackey wins Sheep Mountain race for 3rd time

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Lance Mackey won his third victory in five runnings of the Sheep Mountain 150. Read the rest of this entry »

Hans Gatt headlines latest additions to 2011 Yukon Quest

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As four-time Yukon Quest champion Lance Mackey gave this year’s race rookies a handful of tips for the training season, another four-time champion was quietly setting up a sales stand. Read the rest of this entry »

Grand Odyssey Dog Sleigh Race (La Grande Odyss’e Savoie Mont Blanc )

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Between 9th – 18th January 2010 seven villages in the Haute Maurienne Vanoise region will host the sixth year of the Grand Odyssey Dog Sleigh Race, or La Grande Odyssée Savoie Mont Blanc as it’s known locally. It is the toughest international dog-sled race in the world and contested by 35 teams with approximately 350 dogs between them over 10 stages. The dogs are primarily Alaskan, Husky and Siberian Husky and must race approximately 500 miles, including 25000m of ascent and descent. Read the rest of this entry »

Sledding on the Creeper Trail

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Those sled dogs might seem like they’re putting on a show. But, on Jan. 16, racing down the Virginia Creeper Trail, for two dozen Siberian Huskies, is actually part of a benefit for a dog-lovers group in Bristol, Va. Read the rest of this entry »

Appetite and Attitude: A Conversation with Lance Mackey

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Appetite and Attitude: A Conversation with Lance Mackey is perhaps as revealing about the past that brought him to this point as what drives him today. Mackey’s repeated refrain that his father Dick Mackey, who won the closest finish of the Iditarod ever, taking a win over Rick Swenson by one second, was viewed as something of a laughing stock amongst those involved in the sport when he started made me wonder given Mackey’s claims of not getting the respect he deserves. Read the rest of this entry »

Sled dog racing in Redstone marks 25th anniversary

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Celebrating 25 years of racing in Redstone Sled Dog Races hit their silver anniversary. Read the rest of this entry »

La Grande Odyssee Savoie-Mont-Blanc

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Will take place this year from January 11th to 21st, 2009
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