Make plans to join the fun at the American Dog Derby in Ashton, Idaho, February 18 & 19 2012

This family oriented winter festival begins on Friday with the preliminary races and continues on Saturday, Feb 19, 2012 with the final races and events for spectators.

Come early and experience Musher’s Row, watch as the mushers ready their teams for the race. Experience the team’s excitement as they “sing” their way to the starting line.

Find that perfect spot along starting line row for the perfect view/pictures of the starting gate. Individual teams start every two minutes once a race begins! Cheer the dogs on as they pass you on their way out on to the course.

There are many races, starting at 8:30AM, and running through 10:30AM, so even if you’re a little late you’ll still see plenty of action. Racers start crossing the finish line about noon. Cheer the teams as they finish, check on their times. Watch as the mushers and their crew take care of the dogs after the race. Talk with the mushers’ crew and family about their dogs.

Think you’d like to be a Musher? We have the perfect opportunity for you and your dog(s). At Noon enter the Mutt Race. Sign up on line or on Race Day by 11:00AM at the Race Registration Table. Race starts at Noon.

There’s also a Weight Pull. Cory Murdock and his family attended last year. Cory said, “It was a great experience for the family. We decided to enter our dog “Roxie”, a toy Australian shepherd in the weight pull. Roxie had never done anything like that before. We were amazed when she won the race! Both she and the kids had fun.”

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