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February 10, 2018

Our day began with a well-in-front Allen Moore having just reached Scroggie Creek by midnight, and second and third place Paige Drobny and Matt Hall stopped to camp 60 miles behind him.

Moore was moving again by 6am PST, while Drobny was into Scroggie at 9:30am PST, and Hall shortly after...

February 10, 2018

An original trailbreaker

Jack Hendricks didn’t mince words about what it’s like to fall through ice on the Yukon River while trying to “break trail” for the mushers and sled dogs competing in the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race.

“It makes your...

February 10, 2018

On Monday, February 5th, veteran musher Luc Tweddell (bib #26) received a one-hour penalty in Slaven’s Roadhouse Dog Drop for not leaving the required amount of food for dogs he dropped.  

According to Trail Procedure Rule #42 the required amount of food is two pounds per day per dog....

February 10, 2018

Early yesterday morning, Hugh Neff reported to the Yukon Quest Head Veterinarian a dog on his team had expired at Clinton Creek.

Head Veterinarian Cristina (Nina) Hansen, DVM, PhD reports that preliminary necropsy results for Hugh Neff’s deceased five-year-old male dog, Boppy, showed that...

February 10, 2018

This morning at 9am PST veteran musher Torsten Kohnert (bib #2) from Sweden scratched from the race in Dawson City, Yukon. He made the decision for the health and well-being of his team, stating he felt the dogs needed to recover due to the cold weather.  

February 09, 2018

Day 7 of the 2018 Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race began with a mini-mush hour, as a Clinton Creek convoy made their way into Dawson City.

February 09, 2018

This evening at 10:05pm PST veteran musher Hugh Neff (bib #9) from Tok, Alaska officially scratched from the race in Dawson City, Yukon.

February 09, 2018

Upon investigation, it was learned that there was an internal miscommunication regarding the details leading to the withdrawl of Severin Cathry.

In a post-incident review due to Cathry's current performance on the trail, Race Marshal Doug Harris contacted Trackleaders to confirm the call...

February 09, 2018

Last evening at 6:40pm PST, rookie Severin Cathry (bib #20) from Andermatt, Switzerland, activated the SOS button on his race-tracking device approximately 45 miles outside of Eagle, Alaska, heading towards Dawson City.

February 09, 2018

This morning Race Marshal Doug Harris stated that, Boppy, a dog on Hugh Neff’s team has expired. Head Veterinarian Dr. Cristina Hansen said a necropsy will be conducted.

The Yukon Quest will release more information as details are confirmed.

Previous to this incident, Neff had...

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