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February 06, 2013

This morning at 8:40 am Race Officials accepted a scratch from bib #6, Lance Mackey. Mackey stated a small team and the well-being of the dogs as the reason.

February 05, 2013

Yukon Quest Race Marshall Doug Grilliot announced that the mandatory layover at Dawson would be extended by four hours, from 36 hours to 40 hours.

Key race personnel, including veterinarians and officials, are required to be in place at all checkpoints in advance of mushers. The next...

February 04, 2013

This evening at 6:00 pm Race Officials accepted a scratch form from #22 Ed Abrahamson.

He made the decision at the Carmacks checkpoint.

February 03, 2013

As far back as the late 1970’s, the founders of the Yukon Quest fostered a vision for a long-distance sled dog race that would accomplish several important goals, not the least of which included the creation of an international spectacle that would relive the historic trails of the Klondike gold...

January 31, 2013

It was a capacity crowd at the Yukon Convention Centre for the Yukon Quest Start & Draw Banquet Thursday.

Mushers, handlers, officials, and fans enjoyed local entertainment, dinner and a silent auction before the main event – the bib draw.

January 30, 2013

The starting positions for the YQ300 were chosen Wednesday night in Whitehorse, at the annual Meet the Mushers event.

Fans packed Mount McIntyre for the event. Yukon Quest mushers were on hand to sign autographs, pose for photos, and chat with the public.

Rookie 300 musher Tamra...

January 29, 2013

There were a total of 146 entries!

The Grand Prize Winner is Casey Lambries, Age 9 from North Pole with "Sunset on the Ice". The prize includes a sweatshirt, t-shirt, patch, pin, bracelet, sticker, and 2013 race poster autographed by the 2013 Champion.

January 27, 2013

12 Teams came to the Whitehorse Vet check. 10 from the Yukon and 2 Alaskan Mushers. Misha Pedersen and no other than Yukon Quest Campion Hugh Neff. Off course his prize lead dog Walter was there, wearing his trademark Laughing Eyes Kennels Bandana.

January 23, 2013

With less than a month before start time, the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race is excited to welcome another sponsor to the team.

The Fort Knox Gold Mine is back for a second year as Official Supplier of the Yukon Quest, with a $10,000 cash donation. An open pit gold...

January 14, 2013

Former Yukon Quest champion Sebastian Schnuelle will be the Race Marshal of the 2013 YQ300.

Schnuelle was chosen by Yukon Quest Race Marshal Doug Grilliot. He brings seven years of experience as a Yukon Quest musher, as well as five years as a competitor in the Iditarod. His best year was...