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1998 Yukon Quest
World's Largest Dog Team



1998 Yukon Quest World's Largest Dog Team     On October 24, 1998, the organizers of the Yukon Quest, "The Toughest Sled Dog Race in the World", set a world's record for the largest dog team ever to pull a load.

    With 210 huskies in harness, a Kenworth with a flatbed trailer and huge loader were pulled up Front Street in Whitehorse for a total of 5 blocks.

    For 1999, the attempt will be to break that record by hooking up 220 dogs to a similar load. For $35 US ($50 Canadian), you can sponsor one of the 220 dogs - you get a commemorative dog tag, and a chance to win a 7-day Caribbean cruise for 2. Those sponsoring more than 1 dog also get a photo of the event.


1998 Yukon Quest World's Largest Dog Team

Eagerly waiting.

1998 Yukon Quest World's Largest Dog Team

"Aw come on Dad, lemme out - I'll put my own harness on!"

1998 Yukon Quest World's Largest Dog Team

The Kenworth and loader waiting for the free tow. With the price of diesel going up, maybe we're onto something here.

1998 Yukon Quest World's Largest Dog Team

Yukon Quest veteran Frank Turner talking to TV reporters just before adding his team to the line-up.

1998 Yukon Quest World's Largest Dog Team

Organizing dogs and handlers was a mammoth task.

1998 Yukon Quest World's Largest Dog Team

The business end of the line is a heavy steel cable.

1998 Yukon Quest World's Largest Dog Team

The final preparations.

1998 Yukon Quest World's Largest Dog Team

Ready to go.

1998 Yukon Quest World's Largest Dog Team

The world's largest dog team, lined up on Whitehorse's Front Street, ready to show what they're made of.

1998 Yukon Quest World's Largest Dog Team

And they're off! A camera crew is in the raised bucket.


Photos are all © 1998-2009 by the Yukon Quest, and are used here with permission.