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 »

Fort Yukon musher Josh Cadzow a Yukon Quest rising star

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Josh Cadzow is continually under a spotlight as one of the Yukon Quest’s rising stars. And he’s trying not to mind it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rookie will have veteran approach to Iditarod

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Dan Kaduce has finished the Yukon Quest a couple of times — and also scratched. His eighth-place finish in last year’s race drew little notice in the press, but much of the mushing community followed his progress closely. Read the rest of this entry »

Jeff King wins the 2010 Copper Basin 300!!

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Congratulations to Jeff King, winner of this year’s Copper Basin 300!! He finishing time was 50 hours and 34 minutes. Whew!! That was fast. Read the rest of this entry »

Arden Grange & Siberian Husky Club of GB Aviemore Sled Dog Rally, Glenmore Forest Park, 23rd & 24th January 2010

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The trail is a designated cross-country ski course and is clearly defined. The Start lies just over the wooden bridge from the car park and runs parallel to the ski road for a short distance before entering the forest. Read the rest of this entry »

AVIEMORE Sled Dog Rally 2010

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This year the AVIEMORE Sled Dog Rally 2010 will be on 23rd/24th January 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

Dog sleds tours in Russia

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The traditional sightseeing tourism cannot satisfy everybody, more and more people prefer outdoor activities, especially in winter. One of the most exotic and exciting types of the outdoor activity in Russia is dog sleds safari. The dog sled is a traditional mean of transport of the Thule peoples and Siberia. Now the dog sleds tours are provided by many tour operators in different regions of Russia, from Kamchatka to the Moscow Region. Moreover, some of the international the sled dog races take place in Russia. Read the rest of this entry »

From the ‘Bethel chute to Napaimute’

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The Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race’s legendary and built-in “from Bethel to Aniak and back” theme always had a nice rhythmic ring to it. Read the rest of this entry »

Yukon Quest announces 2010 purse

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The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race will have a minimum purse of $150,000 in 2010, the Alaska and Yukon boards of directors announced Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

Mushers from around the world plan for 2010 Iditarod

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Dog drivers from Jamaica, Scotland, Italy, Canada and the United States – most especially Alaska – will compete the 2010 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, a northern route that will take mushers and nearly 1,000 sled dogs over 1,112 miles of Alaska wilderness. 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 »

Mackey, King, Buser among 60 mushers signed up for 2010 Iditarod

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Three-time defending champion Lance Mackey and past winners Jeff King and Martin Buser have signed up in person for the 2010 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Read the rest of this entry »

Yukon Quest plans earlier start date in 2010

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Organizers of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race have moved their 2010 start time up a week, a change that could tempt more mushers to try both the Quest and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Read the rest of this entry »

Stimulus funds pay for cabins on Iditarod Trail

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One public-use cabin is already under construction along the Iditarod Trail, another is planned for this summer, and $400,000 in federal stimulus funding is on the way to pay for at least four more, the trail’s chief manager said Monday. Read the rest of this entry »

Coins commemorate Lance Mackey’s Iditarod wins

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Lance Mackey says he can’t make heads nor tails out of all the attention he’s receiving after winning his third straight Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Read the rest of this entry »

Michigan musher wins red lantern as final 2009 Iditarod finisher

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The 2009 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race officially ended at 4:06 this morning when Marquette, Mich., rookie Timothy Hunt crossed the finish line under the Burled Arch in Nome. The 43-year-old musher made the trek from Willow to Nome in 15 days, 14 hours, 6 minutes and 22 seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

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