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.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

WHAT A 2012 QUEST!

We are so proud of Allen and the Black Team. He left everything he had on the trail! No one can ask for more than that.

Congratulations to Hugh Neff. It means the world to him to win this race.

Safe journey to the teams still on the trail and to those heading home after this amazing race.

21 comments:

Melissa K. said...

Congratualations on a fantastic race, Allen! It was so exciting!

Pia Eaves said...

A big shout of CONCRATS to Allen, the wonderful dogs and the whole Sp Kennel! You will always be a winner in my eyes.

katkreek said...

Congratulations Allen and doggies.
What a fabulous race team! Also, your SP "updates" and photos really made it fun for us. Special Thanks to the SP support team. This was an amazing effort by all of you.

(Happy Valentine's Day Olivia)

Tonia, Herb, Sascha, and Mia

Lynne D said...

Way to go SP Team. From the dogs to the handlers and especially Allen, you have been a class act and deserve all the glory that comes with this. I am so proud to be even a small part of this group.

Mom in pa said...

It was the most exciting race we could have hoped for...the dogs were incredible and their leader gave it his all. Thanks for a wonderful ride, magnificent coverage, kudos to all! Can the Iditarod be half as exciting? Right now weallneedrecovery time... Who isn't exhausted from checking the live postings?

Anonymous said...

Wow - What a race!
Allen and doggies - you gave it your all and that is all anyone can ask.
SPK is still a winner in my heart.
Congratulations!

JQ said...

What a fantastic team. I do not know who my bigest hero is, Allen,
You are the dogs. I hope you all recover well from the greatest race I have ever followed. Thanks for the show.

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS to you Allen and the Black Team, wonderful dogs, wonderful race. Thanks to all the support team and posting fantastic pictures and updates.
Maureen W

Anonymous said...

I am wearing my SP Kennel shirt today. Congratulations on an excellent race, Allen.

Hoss (ret.), Cindy and Tom said...

Great Race...a testament to SPKennel people and dogs.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Allen, What a race!
I hope to see Alliy and Ryne in so good position in Iditarod as well.
I wish you the best

MJ Ann said...

Congratulations to Allen and the very special Black Team dogs. You were awesome! Accolades to everyone at Sp Kennel who helped to make this such a fabulous race.
We're all so very proud of you.

Lynn said...

Awesome Awesome race!! I don't think my ticker can take too many more like that one!! Whew!! Congratulations to Allen & dogs for burning up the trail! We are proud to be SPKennel fans.
And a big thank you to everyone behinds the scenes for great coverage!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to everyone on the team!!! This was a tremendous race and a tremendous effort by all involved. And I agree with the sentiment previously shared that we ALL need time to recover from the Yukon Quest! Thank you for letting us all share these experiences with SP Kennels.

ScrapSis said...

Fantastic race!! Your dogs look like they gave it their best - they look tired but in good shape. We are proud you out here - the whole team. What a race! Go SP!
Tina

Libby the Lab said...

Congrats to everyone at SP!! WOW what a morning. Enjoyed following Allen and the Black Team, looking forward to following Aliy and Ryne in few weeks!

cha-cha's fan said...

allen & doggies:
this was a great race what you all did! all the photos & videos showed so well that the dogs were in great shape & well taken care off. this ... is one of the most important things that should happen during the race.

this one minute .... wished YQ would have declared two winners. because this is ... what really happened.

all the best for you all & the sp kennel!

Linda F said...

I haven't done an all-nighter in years! The race late last night and early this morning on the last leg into White Horse was a nail-biting, heart-stopping affair! Congratulations to Allen, the dogs and to all those at SP Kennel for a race well run!

Anonymous said...

26 seconds! seems very much like a tie race to me!! and your team is seond to none. congratulations on a magnificent race

Liz Parrish said...

Awesome, awesome job SP Black Team, and I do mean the ENTIRE team. Amazing competition, incredible sportsmanship, fantastic dog care. Kudos to one and all and thanks for showing how this sport works at its absolute best!

Anonymous said...

I love that this last video in the finsh chute shows all the dogs wagging their tails!! Winners all the way around. I am proud to follow Allen and SPKennels. They do it right.