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February 03, 2019

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February 03, 2019

Well the race is on the move again, after a long break, some truck time and *and this is important* the addition of new dogs, teams are headed back out. What do fresh dogs mean to a team, well new enthusiasm and more energy. Mushers have had to factor this into their overall race plans. Smart...

February 03, 2019

Undaunted by the cold temperatures, Yukon Quest fans turned out in large numbers today to watch the start of the 36th annual 1,000-mile sled dog race.

The enthusiastic crowd cheered as one by one this year’s competitors well-wished their loved ones, pep-talked their dog teams, then shot...

February 02, 2019

Well teams are almost in Braeburn and as many of you already know this is where things get unusual. Dogs are going to be trucked to the next checkpoint of Carmacks. And let me say this now, I 100% support the decision to put the safety and welfare of the mushers and dogs first. I know some fans...

February 02, 2019

So my friends, by now hopefully everyone has “liked” the Yukon Quest on FB, and you have the Yukon Quest Tracker (link will be available on the homepage once the mushers get going) ready to go. If...

February 02, 2019

Hey y’all it is Yukon Quest time everyone ready? I am following along like many of you from home wishing I was there. And I will also be doing some posts about the race. Who am I and why should you care? Here are some things my...

February 01, 2019

Mushers competing in this year’s YQ300 drew their bib numbers at today’s race meeting. The field of 13 will start in the following order:

1. Fabian Schmitz (Bib # 51)

2. Heather Hamblin (Bib #52)

3. Nick Helfinger (Bib #53)

4. Madeline Rubida (Bib #54)

5....

January 31, 2019

The official Start & Draw Banquet for the 36th running of the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race was held this evening in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Mushers, dog handlers, race officials, dignitaries, volunteers and fans gathered at the Coast High Country Inn Convention Centre...

January 31, 2019

Several years ago, Canadian glassblower Luann Baker-Johnson found a seasoned treasure at an old, abandoned trapper’s cabin near the Yukon Quest trail in Canada.

“There was a dry stream that once flowed through that area. Nearby, I found hand-hewed timbers,” she said.

While someone...

January 30, 2019

What began as a way to rekindle an important tradition has now become a tradition itself for the Yukon Quest. 

Three years ago, the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre Sewing Group in Whitehorse, Yukon sewed beautiful and intricate dog blankets for the 1,000-mile international sled dog race. 

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