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, March 1, 2013

Iditarod Bib Draw and Start Banquet

Thursday night the SPK Crew went to the Iditarod Start Banquet and Bib Draw. It was a festive atmosphere with great entertainment and really, really good food. The crew enjoyed mingling with folks from some of the kennel's major sponsors: Horizon Lines and Clarion Suites as well as many fans and supporters.

Later in the evening Aliy drew bib number 27 and Allen number 48 - which means they should be starting about 42 minutes apart (this is good news for the handler crew as we can get Aliy off down the trail and have plenty of time to get back to the truck to get Allen on his way!)

Here are some snippets from the Bib Draw.


Dawn E said...

Good luck to both of you...this is so exciting!

Anonymous said...

thank you to Both Allen and Aliy and the Crew! these videos and photos allow me to be with you all virtually everywhere! Go doggies and SP kennel teams. You are number "1" in our hearts.Hike! Howllee, woof, woof. Padee in Santa Rosa CA.

Wendie said...

Counting the hours now... good luck to both of you! Have a safe and fast trip to Nome! Can't believe how many years I've been following you!

Anonymous said...

Best wishes for a safe journey to both of you!! I will be glued to my computer and your trackers :)

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

To all of the SP Kennel crew...fantastic job.
To Aliy and Allen - May the wind always be at your back (it worked for Allen in the Quest!).
Have a great race!

Margaret said...

So exciting!

The dogs are ready (based on the video elsewhere on the site)!!!

Aliy looked and sounded fantstic picking #27 and Allen so smooth!!!

Woof, woof!!!

Go SP Kennel Red and Black Teams!!!