Late yesterday evening, Misha Wiljes came in to Central checkpoint with Joker, a five-year-old male on her team who died approximately three miles outside of the checkpoint.
Head Veterinarian Dr. Cristina Hansen stated that late yesterday evening, Joker, a five-year-old male dog on Misha Wiljes’ team died approximately three miles outside of Central. Wiljes carried Joker into the Central checkpoint in her sled.
The Yukon Quest will conduct a preliminary...
The 2019 Yukon Quest title belongs to veteran Eureka, AK musher Brent Sass. Crossing the Fairbanks finish line with 14 dogs at 12:40 AKST, the win marks Sass’ second Quest championship, and the second year in a row the winning musher has finished with all 14 dogs.
2-10-2019 11:09 PM
It was a two-summit, three-checkpoint day for the leaders, who stopped at the Central, Mile 101 and Two Rivers checkpoints, tackling Eagle and Rosebud summits along the way. While the top four sit out their mandatory eight-hour Two Rivers layover before bolting for the Fairbanks finish line,...
They’re simply known as “Earl and Sandy” and their hospitality is legendary among mushers in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.
Every year, the couple welcomes mushers to stop at their rustic, hand-crafted cabin in Canada along the banks of the Fortymile River.
2-10-2019 9:57 AM
Well for the leaders it is the beginning of the end of the race, but there is still lots of race left to play out, so don’t stop watching yet!
Yesterday afternoon rookie musher Hendrik Stachnau (bib #20) from Germany was issued a time penalty of eight hours for failing to haul a dog in a secured and protected manner into Eagle, Alaska, as per Yukon Quest rule #41.
This time penalty will be served in Two Rivers.
With the miles ticking off one by one and a brief respite between summits, the lead pack continues to keep a close eye on one another’s run/rest schedules, searching for any weakness or opportunity to exploit for precious seconds.
2-9-2019 3:46 PM