Top Four Quest Finishers Plan Long Mushing Careers

Three of this year’s top four Yukon Quest teams will go on to race in this year’s Iditarod – Alaska’s “other” long distance sled dog race. All top four teams are planning long-term Yukon Quest careers for their kennels as well.It took Allen Moore three years to claim a Yukon Quest win, but he says it’s likely he’ll be back for another race next year. “Well, you never know, it’s been three in a row, so it’s probably a pretty good chance,” he smiles. Moore crossed the finish line with eleven of his fourteen starting dogs. He’ll now set his sights on the Iditarod, which starts March second. “So, we tried to run all the dogs that were in our kennel,” he explains. “From that group of dogs, 36 or 38, we’ll choose for Iditarod. The top ones will go with Aliy and the young ones will go with me.” Aliy is Moore’s wife and 2000 Quest Champion, Aliy Zirkle.Read more here:


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