Thursday, March 01, 2012

Worst Southern Ontario Season ever!!!!

Well, the racing season this year everywhere in Ontario was iffy at best but in Southern Ontario there was only two weekends where there was snow on the ground. One of the weekends I was in Florida and the other weekend the snow was gone by the evening. My kids managed to build a snowman this year but it only consisted of a head and some sticks for arms. It was a good move, moving my pups(6 years old actually)to Mark's in Owen sound. They trained weekly and managed to race in 3 events.
It might be best if they stay with Mark as they have a beautiful home there and will have a better chance of doing what they love best. Mark is hoping to breed them and I have told my daughter that some day when we are ready we will get a couple of pups from him. It sounds like my racing career has come to an end for now but it is in my heart and I will continue to try and put the Kortright race on (if the weather co-operates).

Two day left until the Iditarod starts!!! 66 people have entered 50 men and 16 woman. DeeDee is there of course, Karen our Canadian female siberian husky racer, a model,twins, rookies and some veterans.
Too many men to mention but John the 2011 champion, Lance of course, Martin and Rohn, Jeff, Hank our Canadian Siberian Racer,Hugh and some rookies and a lot of veterans. Be safe everyone and have fun!!!!
I'll drop in here and there and let ya know about the race.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

October/November-neglected blog month

Many people have commented on my neglected blog lately. I have no excuse.
As the weather turns colder I will get motivated to make some posts.
I have moved two of my dogs to Owen Sound so that they can run this year.
They are enjoying there time up North with Mark. I am enjoying their training sessions on Facebook.
My Sasha who turned 10 this year has a new kennel mate and they are such good friends. Lily has come to us from Bob and Kathy and we love her. I was luck enough to race Lily acouple of seasons at Kortright so I was happy to get her.She is so funny and makes us laugh everyday. They are not training to race this year as they are retired and they are learning to walk without dragging are arms out (work in progress-may never ever happen). I hope to get the two of them to take Natalie to and from school this year by sled when the snow finally arrives. This will please them both and Natalie of course.We tried it last year with the pups but they just wanted to run on the road and there just too many cars in Burlington to pull this off. Sasha and Lily have been walking to the school so they should know the route(return it should be two miles so a little fun for them).

The Kortright race is planned for February 4/5 2012. It is the same weekend as Marmora but most of the Siberian Sprint racers don't usually go to Marmora anyways. I am disappointed I had to have it on the same date but the it was sceduled as the same date as Cannington this year. Many of the siberian racers go to Cannington so them the breaks! I will give more Kortright information into December and January.

Friday, June 10, 2011

SASHA 10 years old.

WOW, time flies when your having fun!!!
My Sasha turned ten today. Great times we've had.
Racing Haliburton, Wasaga Beach, Shadow Lake and of course The Kortright Centre.
She has run with many different dogs over the years. Even running on her own when she got loose and ended up in Bolton. Training and Racing with Kelly one winter.
The old days running lead with Tyler at Heart Lake Rd. in Brampton on the Trans Canada Trail. This year running with Renata's Ronan in Waterdown and at the Kortright Centre. Oh yeah running loose again with Geronimo on the first loop at Kortright. I managed to catch Cochise but the other two took off and ran around the first loop. Good thing there was a very clear trail and they ran right back at me. Between Matthew, Natalie and I we were able to grab them and put then back into the van. Matthew and Natalie in tears were sure they were gone but I was postitive they would come back to us (my inner voice was saying "there gone").
Happy Birthday Sasha ya old girl.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

SHCC Newsletter for March 2011 -incorrect!!

The SHCC's Newsletter posted the times for the SHCC Southern/Central Ontario 3-4 dog Championships in-correctly. The Correct times have been submitted to and two posts below this post.
These times on my blog are correct as per the timer Daryl Schuler.
If you have any questions regarding the times posted on the Newsletter please contact me at

Looks like the racing season in Southern-Central Ontario has come to an end with all this rain we have been getting.I have been watching the Iditarod and following the updates on
Looks like a tough race just got tougher for my friend Lance Mackey as he only has 10dogs left with half the race left. Martin Buser has the lead and is looking strong and he is hard to beat with the lead and the course record.

I hope to get to the ckc dog show this weekend at the International Centre.
The best day looks like Saturday for siberian's with the booster on but it looks like Sunday for me with kids events already planned. I haven't been in a while and it makes me think of my Tyler and the travelling around I did to get his Champion (CH) show title. It was a little more fun for me personally to get his Sled dog championship (SD). Ch Senoki's Pale Rider(Tyler)SD. Anyways I'll be there Sunday and the sibes go into the ring around 1:30 with 11 dogs

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Yukon Quest finishes and Iditarod ready to start 2011.

Congrads to Mike Ellis as the top siberian team at the Yukon Quest.
Congrads to Hank DeBruin from Winterdance,Haliburton,Ontario for finishing in Thirteen place and winning the red lantern.
I guess I should mention this years Champion and rookie racer Dallas Seavey. Wow!!!!
25 teams enter and 13 teams finish what a tough trail.

The Iditarod to start March 5th. A big race for our friend Lance as he has a chance for 5 wins in a row. Everyone will be gunning for him but it's hard to vote against him with his great conditioned dog team and four back to back to back to back wins.
I wish everyone a save race and I look forward to following it on

Go Lance Go!!!I know I posted this picture of Lance and I before but...I do it because I can...

They say there is a Race in Cannington this weekend but I find it hard to believe.
If they build it they will come goes the saying. I am watching the website and Facebook for any updates. Looks like 4 miles of snow is still available to race on at this time. A few more days to go....

Friday, February 04, 2011

2011 Kortright/SHCC S/C Ontario 3-4 Dog championship

Well, great weather and a great race at The Kortright Centre.
The trail managed to hang in there and everyone had a ball.
There was over 1300 spectators that enjoyed the race over the two days.
Rides provided by windrift kennels all weekend(more on them on my link).
The Kortright Centre provided an excellent lunch both days for mushers and handlers in the Deer room. A nice time to talk with each other and spend some time with old friends.
Nutro Products provided another excellent startline that was loud and clear on the Sunday night news on CTV if you had a chance to see it. They profiled many of our racers and a real nice interview with Walter Grohman explaining actually how much siberian racers love their's true Mary!!
Everyone has emailed me,called me and facebooked me with great reviews. I spoke with Lynn via email Saturday evening and I was happy to report that Barry had just bruised his ribs and will have to take it easy for a little while.
I was so disappointed that I was so ill for my event but I had to go home as soon as I could. Thanks to Peter F. for Marshalling-a great job once again. Daryl S. for timing. Terry Baird and everyone else helped racers get to the line.
It was also great to see Jim Cunningham at the race who has been to many races across the country and emailed me what a great race I have here!!!
Thanks to Linda and her crew for totally taking over and handing out prizes Sunday.
A personal thank you to Bob and Kathy Kilbreath for keeping me racing through all my work. Especially Kathy on Sunday for making us look so good!!!!!8th to 3rd "thank god for a sick drivers"...
Congrads to Laurel Turanski-3 and 4 dog S/C Ontario Champion
4 dog results------------------------3 dog results

1)Laurel Turanski 26:48 ---------------1)Laurel Turanski- 25:51
2)Michelle Redstone 28:21--------------2)Colleen Heibein-29:26
3)Marlyn Graf 28:29 -------------------3)Kathy Kilbreath-Joel Jamieson- 33:59
4)Walter Grohman 33:07 ----------------4)Dave Barron-35:06
5)Janet Cooper 43:07 -----------------5)Janet Cooper-35:20
6)Ralph Schade 45:02 ------------------6)Mark Clements-36:15
Scratch-Renata Sauder(one day only)----7)Renata Sauder-37:36
Scratch-Steve Shilleto(one day only)---8)Ralph Schade -42:49
scratch-Cindy(one day only)------------9)Pat Pitcher-43:28
--------------------------------------10)Mark Barbeau-47:35
--------------------------------------11)Abby Fallis-48:17
--------------------------------------12)Vickey Hailey-65:54
-----------------------------------------scratch Barry Cull-(one day)
-----------------------------------------scratch Igor Dragoslavic-(one day)
-----------------------------------------scratch Steve Shilleto-(one day)
-----------------------------------------scratch Cindy-(one day)
(Sorry I tried very hard to make it straight but it just didn't happen)

**Colleen I will get your prize money two you!!! Your t-shirt,SHCC crest, Kortright Pin, Kortright keeper trophy/maple syrup and second prize photo of signed Jamaican dogsled team photo.
Hope to see you all next year or at the next race this year!!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

8:30 am drivers can arrive

There is a drivers enterance 1 kilometer north of the main gates on the same side.
Drivers can enter this driveway and driver straight to the startline.
Spectators use the main gate at 10am.