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    Truka is offline Junior Member
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    QuestionRacing or Sled racing

    I hope someone can help. A friend of mine is of the opinion that labradors won a sled race around 1958-1961 ish and a book was written about it too, as he has two working labradors and is such a gentleman I thought I would ask this forum. I have tried emailing the Anchorage Daily News, to no avail. Firstly, I have searched the internet, so, being a special item I am asking here. The name of the book would be great as I would like to purchase it for him, any information appreciated Thank you

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    Don't be discouraged if you don't get an answer right away; the board traffic can be pretty slow on the weekends. We'll try to keep your post near the top for people to see. Just wanted you to know your post has been seen.

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    I know that a team of labs ran the Iditarod at one point (I want to say it was earlier than that), but they didn't win it ... just ran in it.

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    I did a search based on the info you supplied & found these links:

    sled race 1958 labrador - All the Internet - Recommended Internet Search Engine

    That search engine combines Google, Yahoo & most of the other search engines. It's good for finding hard to find things like this.

    This one might answer some of your questions:

    Iditarod 25: Tales of the Last Great Race
    Then the Gold Rush lured just about any dog large enough to pull a sled, resulting ... a team of big malamutes won Alaska's first major sled dog race, the 1908 All Alaska ... of Huslia, George Attla won his first Anchorageworld championship in 1958. ... Dick Mackey said he bred blackLabrador-Siberian crosses into his dogs....
    www.adn.com/adn/iditarod/25/husky.html
    Problem is I can't find that info in the link unless I'm blind. Maybe those links will give you a clue as to what else to look for. Let us know what you find.
    Last edited by Garth; 04-14-2012 at 11:25 AM.

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    Thank you for reply

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    Thank you, regards Truka

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    LOL I think there was a movie about a team of Golden Retriever puppies running on a sled...

    Labs can do just about everything so I guess its quite possible

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