Yukon Quest

Whitehorse Daily Star: Reigning three-time Quest champion is signed up for 2019 race

Photo by Chuck Tobin<p>WINNING LOOK – Muriel Sevcik and Maggie-Mae, a seven-month-old Corgie-cross rescued from Mae Bachur Animal Shelter, took top …

Yukon Territory

Yukon Quest registration opens

On elders advice, the First Nation is taking the step in the hopes of improving moose numbers.<p>Police say a quantity of crack cocaine, and cash was …

Yukon Territory

Whitehorse Daily Star: 2019 Yukon Quest will have minimum purse of $115,000

The Yukon and Alaskan boards of directors for the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race are guaranteeing a minimum purse of $115,000 US …

Fundraising

Five reasons why Yukon should be on your bucket list

Never heard of Yukon, Canada? You definitely should’ve.It’s got Northern Lights, stunning scenery, a ton of wildlife and a massive range of different …

Yukon Territory

Whitehorse Daily Star: Suspension of Quest musher upheld following hearing by review board

Photo by Whitehorse Star<p>Hugh Neff<p>The suspension of Yukon Quest dog musher Hugh Neff has been upheld following a two-day hearing in Fairbanks earlier …

Yukon Territory

Yukon Quest upholds decision to ban musher Hugh Neff

Musher Hugh Neff is definitely out of the 2019 Yukon Quest after he failed to convince a review board that he should be allowed to compete.<p>The …

Northern Canada

Review board upholds Yukon Quest ban of two-time champ from 2019 race

A three-person review board has upheld Yukon Quest organizers' decision to ban longtime musher Hugh Neff from their 2019 races due to concerns about …

Alaska

Dog care is back in the news, and mushers must confront the issue

Dogs and dog care are once again front-page news in Alaska. In a place where the state sport is dog mushing, that comes as no surprise.<p>Long-distance …

Pets

Banned from Yukon Quest over dog care concerns, Hugh Neff says he is being unfairly targeted

Longtime Alaska musher Hugh Neff released a lengthy video Thursday fighting back against the Yukon Quest's decision to ban him from next year's race …

Alaska

Alaska musher plans to appeal Yukon Quest ban

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A two-time champion of an international sled dog race says he will appeal the ban that will keep him from competing next …

Alaska

Sled dog could have been removed from race before dying: Yukon Quest vet

The head veterinarian with the Yukon Quest sled dog race admits a mistake may have been made this year in allowing a dangerously unhealthy dog to …

Northern Canada

Yukon Quest bars past champ Hugh Neff, cites 'lack of dog care'

Longtime Yukon Quest musher Hugh Neff won't be allowed to run in next year's race — after it was discovered that his dead dog was infested with …

Northern Canada

2-time champ ineligible for 2019 Yukon Quest after dog death

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Two-time Yukon Quest champion Hugh Neff will be ineligible to run the 2019 race because of dog care issues revealed by a …

Alaska

You Could Drink This Man's Frostbitten, Amputated Toes in a Cocktail

After losing three toes to frostbite, a recent participant in one of the coldest long-distance races on Earth reached a toe-tally bizarre decision …

Weird

Opinion: Treatment of sled dogs is morally indefensible

The welfare of sled dogs came to public attention in 2010 when Robert Fawcett, an employee of Howling Dogs Tours in Whistler, B.C. filed a claim for …

Pets

Iditarod veterans prepare for the 2018 race

Kelly Maixner and his team from the 2016 Iditarod. Photo by Katie Writer – KTNA.by: Katie Writer – KTNAAfter running six Iditarods, Kelly Maixner got …

Dog Food

Canadian Challenge Sled Dog Race begins in Elk Ridge

Mushers in the Canadian Challenge Sled Dog Race have departed from Elk Ridge, the starting point in the race that will end in La Ronge.<p>Racers will …

Aboriginal Canadians

Whitehorse Daily Star: Race manager stepping away from Quest family

Photo by Dustin Cook<p>END OF AN ERA – An emotional Yukon Quest race manager Alex Olesen (left) is hugged by assistant race manager Briana Mackay …

Yukon Territory

Yukon Quest comes to a close

Monday, February 19th, 2018 8:50am<p>Top dogs. Commando and Dutch from Yukon Quest winner Allen Moore's team enjoy freshly prepared steaks as Golden …

Yukon Territory

Yukon Quest champ Allen Moore wins Vets' Choice Award

It was no surprise Yukon Quest champion Allen Moore won the Vets' Choice Award at Saturday's Finish and Awards Banquet.<p>He finished the race with all …

Northern Canada

Whitehorse Daily Star: Thirty-fifth Quest comes to a close

Photo by Vince Fedoroff<p>A FAMILIAR SCENE – Spinner, left, and Happy led the Dalton Gang across the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race at 6:05 …

Yukon Territory

13 mushers finish Yukon Quest in Whitehorse

Friday, February 16th, 2018 8:56am<p>All 13 teams remaining in the Yukon Quest have crossed the finish line. Photo: Whitney McLaren/Yukon Quest<p>The 35th …

Yukon Territory

Whitehorse Daily Star: Yukoners push through overflow toward finish

Photo by Dustin Cook<p>LEAVING DAWSON – On her birthday, Whitehorse rookie Claudia Wickert scratched from the Yukon Quest in Braeburn this morning. …

Yukon Territory

'I'm just happy to be here': Rookie musher OK with last place finish in Yukon Quest

Heavy snowfall completely obscured the trail as Nathaniel Hamlyn approached the end of the Yukon Quest Thursday night.<p>"It was really unnerving …

Northern Canada

Whitehorse Daily Star: Quest means family to second-placer Hall

Photo by Dustin Cook<p>A TOP FINISHER – Musher Matt Hall waves to the crowd as he arrives in Whitehorse on Tuesday afternoon to finish the Yukon Quest …

Yukon Territory

Alaska musher wins the 35th Yukon Quest

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 10:41am<p>Allen Moore poses with his lead dogs Commando, and Dutch for media after winning the Yukon Quest Tuesday morning. …

Yukon Territory

Alaskan musher Allen Moore wins 2018 Yukon Quest

Veteran Alaskan musher Allen Moore is now a three-time champion of the Yukon Quest.<p>Moore was the first to cross the finish line at Shipyards Park in …

Northern Canada

Necropsy indicates Yukon Quest sled dog died of aspiration

The preliminary results from a necropsy done on a dog that died last week during the Yukon Quest sled dog race indicate the cause of death was …

Northern Canada

Musher Allen Moore begins final leg of Yukon Quest with big lead

Alaskan musher Allen Moore has a five hour lead as he heads out towards Whitehorse on the final leg of the Yukon Quest sled dog race.<p>He can leave …

Northern Canada

Mistaken SOS accidentally withdraws musher from Yukon Quest

Yukon Quest organizers received a distress call from musher Severin Cathry last Thursday — or at least they thought they did.<p>It turns out Cathry had …

Northern Canada