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    ADVANCE Sled Dog Challenge


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    ADVANCE Sled Dog Challenge

    Post by Snofall on Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:22 pm

    Race details can be found here -
    Entry forms downloaded from here -

    The 2010 Advance Pet Foods Sled Dog Challenge, Australia's only sled dog race on snow, is being held over the weekend of 14th & 15th August at Dinner Plain, 8km east of Mt Hotham.

    This annual event attracts Australia's finest mushers (drivers) & sled dog teams as well as international competitors from Canada, New Zealand and the United States. Around 350 dogs will race for victory, dodging and weaving their way through Dinner Plain's stunning terrain & snow gum lined ski trails in pursuit of the fastest time.

    Pitting their athleticism and courage against each other and elements of difficult terrain, possible blizzards, snow, ice and fog, teams set out from the Village at 9am each day. Race organiser & experienced musher, Rob Stevens comments "More than any other race it tests the depth of the relationship between the Musher and their dogs. In this particular environment one is totally dependent on their dogs, particularly their lead dogs, they need to be both fast and responsive to voice commands, whilst also guiding the team out of potential difficulty."

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