It had been over a year since Whitehorse’s Adam Robinson nabbed a win at a Dog Powered Sports Association Yukon event. Then he got two — almost three — in one day.
Robinson won two out of three Hot Hounds races at the Yukon Skijor and Bikejor Kennels in the Annie Lake area on Sunday.
“I was having a pretty good day. There were some other people who didn’t come out, which helped my chances,” said Robinson.
“It was a super fun trail. There are a lot of roots, a couple tight turns. It’s fun to have trails that are challenging for the bikers as well as the dogs. It adds to it. It’s not just for the people riding the bikes, it’s the dogs knowing the commands to know where you need to be. That all plays a part.”
Robinson and his two-and-a-half year old dog Taboo took first in both one-mile events.
They won the one-mile bikejor with a time of four minutes and 28 seconds, just four seconds ahead of race host Katherine Scheck.
Robinson and Taboo also won the one-mile canicross with a time of 6:28.
Robinson, and two other dogs, placed second in the two-mile bikejor, coming in 13 seconds behind DPSAY president Cynthia Corriveau.
Sunday’s Hot Hounds event was the second of the season. Robinson took in second, third and fourth place finishes at the first one last month.
The next Hot Hounds event will take place at the Takhini Hot Pools on Aug. 28.
“We’re always happy to see more people come out with sled dogs, pet dogs or spectators,” said Robinson. “It’s fun for anybody who wants to come out — anybody who wants to come out and have fun with likeminded people.”
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1st Adam Robinson – 4:28
2nd Katherine Scheck – 4:32
3rd Cynthia Corriveau – 5:13
1st Cynthia Corriveau – 9:14
2nd Adam Robinson – 9:27
3rd Katherine Scheck – 9:41
4th Sophie Firmenich – 9:52
1st Adam Robinson – 6:28
2nd Cecilia n/a – 6:44
3rd Nico Luettschwager – 7:08
4th Jaclyn Killins – 7:30
5th Elaine S.Bellemare – 7:43
6th Cynthia Corriveau – 9:11