Dog Racing

Dog racing includes Greyhound racing, Sled-dog racing, Extreme-dog racing, and more. The category includes general information on tracks, courses, winners, and champions.

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Domestic Dogs
Animal Racing
Dog Racing

What do swing dogs do in sled dog racing?

Swing dogs are set directly behind the lead dog(s), and primarily help turn the sleigh. They also help set the pace for the rest of the team.

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Domestic Dogs
Animal Racing
Dog Racing
Dogsled Racing

What does a wheel dog do in Iditarod sled dog race?

In dog mushing the term "wheel dog" refers to the dog or pair of dogs harnessed closest to the sled. The wheel dog(s) take the greatest load in shifting the direction of a sled from one course to another. Typically, dogs used in this position are generally stronger than their team mates and are called upon to do the "heavy lifting" in difficult conditions. In a standard tandem style dog team, the dog at the front is the leader. The two dogs directly behind the leader are the swing dogs. The wheel dogs are the last dogs in the team. Any dogs harnessed between the wheel dogs and swing dogs are referred to as team dogs.

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Animal Racing
Dog Racing
Dogsled Racing
Iditarod

Who was in the iditarod?

there are usually around 60 people in each iditarod. some of the most famous are Jeff king and lance mackey. lance mackey won the iditarod this year around march 15. (2009)

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Animal Racing
Dog Racing
Dogsled Racing

What years do they run the southern route for the iditarod for the dogsled race?

They run odd years for southern and even years for northern.

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Domestic Dogs
Biology
Dog Racing
Genetics

What is the most common gene of the Negro race?

Answer A more politically correct term to use would be African (African-American only refers to a person of African descent who was born and raised in the United States). And, the most common gene is the one that causes cycle cell anemia.



The most "common gene"? There would be numerous answers. Humans have 20-30,000 genes. Most are basically the same for all people. Plus, they wouldn't be African-Americans if they lived in Germany, France, etc...

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Business Law
Dog Racing
Dogsled Racing
Business and Industry

Why people enter into a business?

1. profit motive 2. for livelihood 3. for prestige 4. for power 5. for social approval 6. for security and safety 7. for service to the community 8. for personal satisfaction

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Dog Racing
Dogsled Racing
Iditarod

WHO was the winner of last year Iditarod?

lance macky

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Domestic Dogs
Animal Racing
Dog Racing

How or Why did the sled dog racing start or end?

Well if we say Alaska it would be hard to have a big car because you would have to clear the snow before you could drive, so most people wanted a easy way so they attachted dogs to sleds and no snow had to be cleared so it saved time ... and probally money

Hope that helps :)

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Animal Racing
Dog Racing
Dogsled Racing
Iditarod

Who is expected to win the Iditarod this year?

Lance Mackey won the 2009 race.

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Animal Racing
Dog Racing
Greyhound Racing

In greyhound racing which trap does a dog with a red jacket come from?

Hi,

In Greyhound Racing, the 'red jacket' is the colour of Trap 1. It is one of the few colours allocated to a trap that is consistent throughout greyhound racing in the UK, Ireland, Australia and the United States.

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Animal Racing
Dog Racing
Greyhound Racing

What percentage of favorites win british greyhound races?

Since all dogs are favuored by someone and there are 8 dogs per race, then the percentage of favourites that win races is 12.5%.

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Animal Racing
Dog Racing
Greyhound Racing

How long is a Greyhound Race?

The most common distance for a race in the United States is 5/16th of a mile. The race starts in a chute behind the top of the home stretch (U.S. greyhound tracks are uniformly 1/4 mile in length), and the dogs go around the track once.

The next most common distance is 3/8 mile. Other distances include 3/16th, 7/16th, and (rarely) 9/16th.

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Animal Racing
Dog Racing
Dogsled Racing
Iditarod

What is the Iditarod?

The Iditarod is an annual dog sled race that takes place on the Iditarod Trail between Anchorage, Alaska and Nome, Alaska. The Iditarod isn't just any race; it's a race that pairs humans, or mushers, with their sled dogs as they make their way across well over 1100 miles (1769 kilometers) of some of the roughest, coldest wilderness in North America. The Iditarod has been called "The Last Great Race on Earth" and it got its start in 1973 with a total winning purse of $25,000 US Dollars (USD). An extraordinary race that mushers from all over the world and all walks of life participate in, the Iditarod was the brainchild of Dorothy G. Page. Conceived by her intrigue and interest with Alaskan history, Page approached a sled dog enthusiast, Joe Redington, Sr. with her idea of running a sled dog race over the Iditarod Trail, which was first used as a mail and supply route during Alaska's earliest development. The race is designed to pay tribute to Alaska's history and heroic mushers and dogs that played an instrumental part in the development of Alaska. The Iditarod Trail is a National Historic Trail today. As a tribute to Alaskan history, the Iditarod is the biggest event in Alaska each year. Business and travel in Alaska increase dramatically in the days leading up to and during the Iditarod. Yet the race itself is organized and operated almost entirely of volunteers. The route between Anchorage and the finish line in Nome alternates every other year between a northern route and southern route, each with 26 and 27 checkpoints, respectively. At each checkpoint the sled dogs are examined by veterinary staff, while medical staff and volunteers are on hand to aid the mushers if necessary. The first race had 22 finishers. Since then, entries into the Iditarod have climbed steadily. The prize money raised each year is split between all finishers, with first place claiming $72,066.67 US Dollars (USD) in the 2005 Iditarod. As of 2006, the record for the fastest time was held by Martin Buser who finished the race in 2002 in 8 days, 22 hours, 46 minutes, and two seconds. Rick Swenson holds the current record for the most wins at 5 total and holds the second fastest time.

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Baseball Memorabilia
Animal Racing
Dog Racing
Greyhound Racing

Whats the is the value of a greyhound racing program signed by Pete Rose in February 1989?

== == A Pete Rose signed Greyhound program would be compatible in price with an 8 x 10 photo at about $30.-$40. Prices will vary based on condition, and the type of authenticity that accompanies the signature. Signatures that are not properly authenticated could sell at half the market value or less.

The bulk of the value will rely on the signature, and how well the Greyhound program displays the signature. The condition of the program is as important as well. Because of Pete Rose's connection to gambling, the signed program could have added value.

Pete Rose signs autographs for a living, and is often found in Las Vegas doing so. There are plenty of Pete Rose signatures on the market to go around, keeping the value down.

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Domestic Dogs
Animal Racing
Dog Racing
Dogsled Racing

What was the purpose for creating the Iditarod Sled Dog Race?

Its purpose was to ship medicine to Nome because there was about 2600 people who were going to die within a week.

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Animal Racing
Dog Racing
Dogsled Racing

When was the very first Iditarod sled dog race?

the first iditarod sled dog race was in 1973, butnit was more like a camp because the mushers stayed together and weren't racing. :)

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Dog Racing
Greyhound Racing
Greyhound Dogs

What age do you stop racing your greyhound?

around 5 years but if they still enjoy it carry on!!!

In Australia the majority of "champion" greyhounds will finish their racing careers well before the age of 4 years. Champion female greyhounds will probably go on to have puppies and champion males may go to stud. "Average" greyhounds (as long as they are injury free and as it says above, if they're still enjoying it) can carry on racing for as long as they want - there are a couple of greyhounds currently still racing at nearly 6 years of age!

You shouldn't really race them at all as its a cruel sport and they do not enjoy it themselves. I could say the same with horse racing.

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Domestic Dogs
Dog Racing
Dogsled Racing

How were dogs connected to dog sleds?

well Inuits attached their dogs to sleds using ropes made from seal guts

NO! This is not at all correct! "Seal guts" were considered food. Historically and even today many arctic mushers still use very long (up to 18 feet) thin strips of bearded seal to create the "tuglines" that attach from the back of each dog's harness to the "bridle" that attaches to the front of the "qamutiq" (sled). This long material was actually ONE piece of seal hide. Although the bearded seal is only about 9 feet long, the strips were cut in a circular pattern going around and around the seal's body from head to tail allowing for one long continuous piece of leather. Each tugline was made with a loop at one end for a bone or antler toggle at the end of the sealskin harness to go through. The other end had a piece of bone or antler with a hole in it through which the leather of the sealskin bridle went through to attach all the tuglines to the qamutiq.

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Domestic Dogs
Animal Racing
Dog Racing
Dogsled Racing

What is the length of the 2010 Iditarod Sled Dog Race?

1,789.5905 km/1,112 mls - actual

1,049 mls/1,688.2019 km - official (The reason why is because Alaska is the 49th state in the United States of America.

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Animal Racing
Dog Racing
Dogsled Racing
Iditarod

How old do you have to be to participate in the Iditarod?

18

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Domestic Dogs
Animal Racing
Dog Racing
Dogsled Racing

Where does Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race end?

Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race ends at Nome.

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Animal Racing
Dog Racing
Greyhound Racing

When did greyhound racing start?

Bell Vue stadium Manchester U.K

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Care of Horses
Horse Racing
Dog Racing

Do dogs or do horses run longest?

Horses do because dogs get tired faster.

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Dog Racing
Dog Breeding and Mating

How many times a year can a dog get pregnant?

Depending on the dog, it's usually twice or thrice a year.
You should ONLY breed a female 1-2 times a year, and a male can stud up to three times a week for best results.

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Animal Racing
Dog Racing
Greyhound Racing

Which has top speed greyhound or race horse?

Racehorse. Greyhounds reach speeds of 45 miles an hour. Horses reach speeds of up to 60 miles an hour.

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