Monday, February 11, 2013

SP Kennel Wins 1,000 Mile Yukon Quest!

My good friends at SP Kennel have added another big victory to their impressive string of sled dog racing successes. Under the care and guidance of Allen Moore the dogs complete the 1,000 mile Yukon Quest in a record time of 8 days, 18 hours, over an hour ahead of the second place team.

Posing at the finish line with Allen, superstar Quito was a little camera shy but her co-leader Olivia's look is testimony to their grit and determination. These dogs are truly amazing!

This victory is profound in its own right, but especially so in context of the season. Last month, Allen skippered the team to victory in the Copper Basin 300, a shorter race that's considered the toughest of the season. Next month, Aliy Zirkle will mush the SP Kennel team in the Iditarod, the most famous 1,000 mile race which she and her team finished in second place last year.

In other words, SP Kennel is on a roll! Happy joins me in congratulating all our friends -- two- and four-legged -- on their Yukon Quest victory, and we wish them good luck next month in the Iditarod!

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