SP Kennel is a premier sled dog racing kennel in Two Rivers, Alaska, dedicated to the individual dog through excellent health, nutrition, training and specialized care.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Two Rivers Start Pics and Video

Chatanika Lodge car park was alive with dogs and people this morning from about 9am as mushers arrived for pre-race vet checks, mushers meeting and their pre-race routines.


Chatanika Lodge

We got all three teams off on time and looking great. Aliy was keen to get going and excited to see some new trails as well as the familiar trails closer to home.


Aliy chats to Race Manager Sebastian Schnuelle


Red team their way

Chris was very clam and well organised and set off with no fuss.


Chris getting ready


R&B200 Team are on the trail!

Wes was asked if he was nervous and he paraphrased comedian Tracey Morgan when he said "Nervous is when you can't wait for it to end, excited is when you can't wait for it to start. I am more at the excited end than the nervous end"


Wes has his mandatory gear checked by a race official


And they're off!

Here is the start video of all three teams.

8 comments:

A-town's Becky said...

Fantastic pics and video!
The dogs all look so happy.
:-)

Anonymous said...

Love the videos and pictures!! All three teams look awesome! Thanks for sharing😊

Cindy Eckhoff said...

Wow great looking teams!
And look at that Five! In two positions at the same time!! Hehehe (just kidding)

Nessmuk said...

My goodness Olivia was excited to go! They all looked fantastic! So nice to see the ole veterans again in action along with the young Five Litter in their 1st race! Great looking Teams.....Go SPK!!

J elliott said...

All great! Love Wes's high five - perfect!

Meraai Malan said...

I want Biscuit! What a beautiful video,thank you so much. Living my Alaska dream in South Africa through your blogs.

Anonymous said...

Look at ole Dutch photobombing Aliy and Sebastian!!!

Go RED team!

Dutch's #1 Fan

Leanna said...

Wonderful to see the "Mamas" back racing... and leading pups that are now "official" sled dogs!