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.
This evening at 10:05pm PST veteran musher Hugh Neff (bib #9) from Tok, Alaska officially scratched from the race in Dawson City, Yukon.
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...
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.
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...
Day 6 of the 35th Yukon Quest began its takeover of the Dawson checkpoint at 4:21am with the arrival of current second place musher Paige Drobny.
Early this afternoon, rookie musher Jennifer Campeau (bib #16) from Rocky Mountain House, Alberta scratched from the race in Eagle, Alaska. Her decision was made due to personal reasons.
Yesterday afternoon at 1:28pm PST veteran musher Jason Campeau (bib #6) from Rocky Mountain House, Alberta pressed the help button on his race-tracking device approximately 45 miles outside of Eagle, heading towards Dawson City.
Dawson City acquitted itself well as the first Canadian checkpoint on this year’s Yukon Quest, gracefully setting its local temperature to 40 below— where Fahrenheit and Celsius meet— to remove the pesky need for conversion for our international fans.
Veterinarian Mercedes Pinto said some of her fellow veterinarians think it’s crazy that she takes time off work every year to sleep in cars, work outside in 10 to 50 below, and sometimes give physical exams to 200 dogs without having time for a pee break.
But Pinto, who works for an...