Richie Beattie

46 year old Yukon Quest veteran

My Sponsors:
Denali's Cannabis Cache; Advanced Chiropractic; East Shore Cabin LLC; Neos; Paws Effect

Nationality: American
Current Residence: Two Rivers, AK
Occupation(s): Dog Musher/Wilderness Guide
Kennel Name: Wild Thingz Dog Mushing
Name Origination: Wicked is the Matriarch of our team. When she was young she would occasionally disappear for a long time, eventually returning with blood on her and too often with porcupine quills. She was wild so her offspring became WILD THINGZ!
Kennel Bloodlines: King, Mackey, Little
Breeds: Alaskan Husky
# of Dogs in Kennel: 32

Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?

Tell us about your dogs?
Our team is our own breeding, they were raised and trained by us. They are our co-workers as well as our family!

How did you get started running dogs?
Chasing a dream...

What do you love most about running sled dogs?
The bond. The focus. The connection to the dogs, the land and the history. Just being out there...covering country.

Are you a member of any other organizations involved in sled dog sports?
Two Rivers Dog Mushers

Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
2020 specifically for the Fairbanks start. Living with the Quest trail right in my backyard in Two Rivers. Passing by home on Day 1 makes a lot more sense than at the end. To get my team to Whitehorse as quick as we can while still keeping it a fun and positive experience for me and the dogs.

What music do you listen to on the trail?
Dubstep mostly at night. Reggae in the day.

How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
Themes mostly. Jazz. Hip Hop. Monsters. Warriors.

List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2019 Iditarod, 21st - Rookie of the Year; 2018 Yukon Quest 300, 3rd; 2018 Two Rivers 200, 2nd; 2007 Yukon Quest, 16th; 2006 Yukon Quest, 9th - Rookie of the Year.

Past Yukon Quest Race Results

Year Position Time
2007 16 13d 0hr 43min
2006 9 12d 2hr 6min