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1999 Yukon Quest
World's Largest Dog Team



1999 Yukon Quest World's Largest Dog Team     On October 24, 1999, the organizers of the Yukon Quest, "The Toughest Sled Dog Race in the World", broke the world's record (which they set last year) for the largest dog team ever to pull a load.

    A total of 230 huskies were harnessed, and they successfully pulled a Kenworth with a flatbed trailer and huge loader (total weight 110,000 pounds) up Front Street in Whitehorse.

    This year, sponsors of dogs in the team got a chance to win a Caribbean holiday donated by Holland-America Westours. The lucky winners were Pauline and Gregor Gabb of Whitehorse.


All photos are © by Barbara Ballantyne, of Whitehorse.

1999 Yukon Quest World's Largest Dog Team

From lithe sprint dogs to heavy freight haulers, every type of husky imaginable was represented in the record-breaking team.

1999 Yukon Quest World's Largest Dog Team

1999 Yukon Quest World's Largest Dog Team

The Kenworth and loader, ready for the motive power to be added to the front.

1999 Yukon Quest World's Largest Dog Team

Final adjustments.

1999 Yukon Quest World's Largest Dog Team

The final preparations.

1999 Yukon Quest World's Largest Dog Team

The starter gets everyone ready for the flag drop.

1999 Yukon Quest World's Largest Dog Team

And they're off! A sled has been tied onto the line in front of the tractor-trailer

1999 Yukon Quest World's Largest Dog Team

Another environment-friendly tractor-trailer heads up Front Street.


Photos are all © 1999-2009 by Barbara Ballantyne, and are used here with permission.