• Blizzard
  • Classic Shot of Huge Crowds and Musher
  • Centennial Race
  • NF Husky wins Slyde the Playground Hound in celebrity race
  • Philip McEwen and his howling dogs
  • Lila Wheatley almost losing her team in the 25miler finish
  • Many different kinds of spectators cheered on the dogs and mushers
  • Excited dogs at the start line
  • Centennial Race
  • Centennial Race

The Oldest All-American Dog Sled Race

February 16, 2017 to February 18, 2017

From 1917 when Tud Kent won the first American Dog Derby during a blinding blizzard to this year’s races, the running of the dogs in Ashton is an exciting event rich in history. There are 5 different races offered and a start/finish line full of activities including a celebrity race, a snowshoe race, and a weight pull in which spectators and their dogs can compete. Read more about the historical American Dog Derby's past

There are 5 different races offered and a start/finish line full of activities including a celebrity race, a snowshoe race, and a weight pull in which spectators and their dogs can compete.

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News

Unusually Warm Weather Causes Change for 2017's Derby

Due to weather and track conditions, we will not be running the Ray Gordon or Tud Kent races. It has been suggested that we run an Open Class for 8 dogs & up on the same track as the Cordinglyrace. Let us know what you think. We will make the final determination on Thursday evening at the musher meeting.