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    Today I am on my way to the races and the Jamaican team will be represented!

    Here is the Jamaican team up in the Yukon

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    and here they are in Jamaica!

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    Watch for pics later!



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    Re: Jamaican Dog Sled Team

    here is some fine reading on the Jamaican sled dog team in their blog. Musher newton recently completed one of the toughest races in the world, Yukon Quest in 13th place. A stellar performance which was only outdone by Newton winning the coveted &quot;Spirit of the Yukon award for “exemplifying the spirit of the Yukon Quest”

    Read all about it here!

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    • #3
      Re: Jamaican Dog Sled Team

      <span style="font-size: 17pt">I love this, thanks so much for sharing!</span>

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      • #4
        Re: Jamaican Dog Sled Team

        TSmall you MUST go visit the team headquarters! I beg yuh. This is such a wonderful organization! The fact that they are doing so well and are so respected in the mushing community for the care they give their dogs is phenomenal. The dogs in Jamaica are adopted from the animal shelters and they do much good for the Jamaican SPCA.

        In fact, check this from their blog...

        <span style="font-style: italic">From the sun-kissed beaches and tropical paradise of Jamaica comes a story of second chances. Rescued from the mean streets and animal shelters of Kingston, 12 stray dogs are trained to be the stars of Jamaica’s first dog sled racing team. The crew, spearheaded by pop superstar Jimmy Buffett, brings the unlikely meeting of a traditionally snow-bound sport to the sand and surf.

        But it is not just the dogs that are given a second chance. The team’s dog mushers are given the opportunity of a lifetime as they cultivate their love of animals while receiving an education and traveling the world.

        Together this motley, mutt-ley crew is winning hearts AND winning races.

        MUSH MON!</span>


        Read about it here

        Read the blog...

        Here

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        • #5
          Re: Jamaican Dog Sled Team... PICS!

          Anyway today was awesome! I got to meet Robb before the races and have a little chat with him. I won't get into too much detail as I'm working on an article with SistahD of an interview I did with Robb this morning, so that will come later.

          I will be back tomorrow but here is Robb



          OK my website or my computer is giving me fits, I have to go reboot and come back with a couple more pics.

          soon come

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          • #6
            Re: Jamaican Dog Sled Team... PICS!

            Here are the other two pics I got today. I will be there tomorrow morning to get a few more, hopefully. I will also stick around and see how the Robb did in the standings for the awards celebration. last year he came in 7th.



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            • #7
              Re: Jamaican Dog Sled Team... PICS!

              Wicked...Jamaica is dominating winter sports...in a few year...just give us time...
              Out of Many One People Online
              http://www.jamaicans.com

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                Re: Jamaican Dog Sled Team... PICS!

                It is wicked! I just edited the first post in this thread. In my haste to get out the door this morning I didn't realize I posted the same youtube twice. The edited Yukon youtube is worth watching!

                I am looking forward to seeing the team again tomorrow morning and I will have my camera!

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                • #9
                  Re: Jamaican Dog Sled Team... PICS!

                  <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Xavier</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Wicked...Jamaica is dominating winter sports...in a few year...just give us time... </div></div>



                  Imagine what they could accomplish if Jamaica had snow!!

                  http://www.jamaicans.com/bm~pix/a4064~s200x200.gif
                  in Memory of Marcia “Ackeegirl” Davidson

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                  • #10
                    Re: Jamaican Dog Sled Team... PICS!

                    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Nanook</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
                    </div></div>



                    Looks like he is enjoying the warmer temps compared to the past few weeks!


                    <span style="font-style: italic">How they get the dogs into the cages at the top??</span>
                    http://www.jamaicans.com/bm~pix/a4064~s200x200.gif
                    in Memory of Marcia “Ackeegirl” Davidson

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                    • #11
                      Re: Jamaican Dog Sled Team... PICS!

                      Nanook - thanks for this. i have ordered the dvd and can't wait to view it.
                      Don't believe everything you think.

                      If ignorance is bliss, why are more people not happy?

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                      • #12
                        Re: Jamaican Dog Sled Team... PICS!

                        how do they deal with the whole quarantine thing. A mean why is it okay for these dogs to come here an race an then go back to Jamaica...lord that sounds confrontational but not my intent. I am just curious.

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                          Re: Jamaican Dog Sled Team... PICS!

                          because the quarantine issues are not the same as trying to bring a dog into jamaica
                          Don't believe everything you think.

                          If ignorance is bliss, why are more people not happy?

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                            Re: Jamaican Dog Sled Team... PICS!

                            <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Diabolical_Tanya</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> how do they deal with the whole quarantine thing. A mean why is it okay for these dogs to come here an race an then go back to Jamaica...lord that sounds confrontational but not my intent. I am just curious. </div></div>


                            Check their blog - Jamaica's quarantine regulations are such that their dogs could not come to North America - plus, the 'sun dogs' could not handle the extreme winter conditions. The team uses dogs from certain kennels here (the one Nanook is seeing is a team 'on loan' from a kennel in Minnesota)


                            Main site - Jamaica Dog Sled Team



                            JDT - Blog check here for great updates on each of this years races.
                            http://www.jamaicans.com/bm~pix/a4064~s200x200.gif
                            in Memory of Marcia “Ackeegirl” Davidson

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                              Re: Jamaican Dog Sled Team... PICS!

                              Very cool!

                              I was wondering about the &quot;sun dogs&quot; as well. They may not get all the glory, but at least they get off the streets and are treated humanely.
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