Tuesday, March 02, 2010

KORTRIGHT RACE Feb.27/28 2010 WAS A GO!!!

Well with one of the crappiest winters in my dogsleddn history we managed to put on a dog race this weekend. After postponing the January date because of lack of snow, it looked like we were going to have to cancel the February date. The Wednesday before the race we received enough snow to put down a base trail on a 2.3 mile track.
Then we waited. On Thursday night some more snow fell and Dave and I packed what we had but it wasn't much. By Saturday Morning 8 inches of packing snow fell and I packed that snow down before the racers showed up and we had a race on our hands.
Our well estiblished sponsors in Nutro Products, The Kortright Centre and Sue Moss from Ravens Watch, we had enough prize money, dog food products and prizes for two days of racing(separate times and race each day).
Saturday we had 4 two dog teams,9 three dog teams and 5 four dog teams. Everyone had a great time and left with some money- some prizes.
Sunday in the morning the trail was quite firm. We had 5 two dog teams,6 three dog teams and 5-4 dog teams. By the last race it was quite mushie everywhere. We managed to get through the day and even my 6 yr old daughter and 8 yr old son got to go around the first loop(thanks to Kathy and Bob and their dogs). They were thrilled but not as thrilled as I was proud.
There was a total of over 600 spectators watched the races over the two days. Global News was there but no one managed to see the shoot because of some hockey game.
Thanks to Dave, Linda and Tom for your help all weekend.
Thanks to Kelly,Dave,Pat and Daryl for timing on the weekend.
A big thanks to all the racers for coming and running this 2.3 miles trail(I hope we can get the whole 4 miles in next year)*Yes I will try again next year!!

A big thanks to The Kortright Centre and Staff and purse for this year.
A another big thanks to Justin Howard and Nutro Foods for all the stuff
(great startline/food/shirts/$$$)
Thanks to Sue Moss for the bootiest and collars(www.working-dogequipment.com)
See you next year and keep em between trees.

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