Robinson, Taboo win twice at Hot Hounds

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.

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.”

Contact Tom Patrick at


One-mile bikejor

1st Adam Robinson – 4:28

2nd Katherine Scheck – 4:32

3rd Cynthia Corriveau – 5:13

Two-mile bikejor

1st Cynthia Corriveau – 9:14

2nd Adam Robinson – 9:27

3rd Katherine Scheck – 9:41

4th Sophie Firmenich – 9:52

One-mile canicross

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

Just Posted


Wyatt’s World

Whitehorse meeting on proposed Wildlife Act regulation changes draws large crowd

A public meeting about proposed regulation changes to the Yukon’s Wildlife Act… Continue reading

Bear conflicts in the Yukon down significantly in 2019, Environment Yukon says

There were 163 human-bear conflicts reported in 2019, with 33 bears in total killed

Faro mine remediation company, mayor charged for allegedly intimidating workers

Parsons Inc. and Len Faber are facing five charges each under the Occupation Health and Safety Act

Promising Chinook salmon run failed to materialize in the Yukon, river panel hears

Tens of thousands of fish disappeared between Yukon River mouth and Canadian border

IBU World Cup season starts for Nadia Moser and Team Canada

“It is good to have the first races finished”

Gold Nugget Championship puts spotlight on Yukon figure skaters

The event also served as trials for the upcoming Arctic Winter Games

Glacier Bears compete at Christmas Cracker swim meet in Victoria

The Whitehorse club had nearly two dozen top-10 finishes

New program aims to return kids in care to their communities

All 14 Yukon First Nations signed on to the guiding principles document for Honouring Connections

Whitehorse council approves the purchase of a transit app

Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition raises other issues with bus service

City news, briefly

Some of the decisions made at the Whitehorse city council meeting Dec. 9

Destruction Bay man dies after snowmobile falls through ice on Kluane Lake

Yukon RCMP located the body of Walter Egg, 68, about 250 metres from the shoreline Dec. 10

Commentary: Yukon firearm owners need a voice in Ottawa

Are Yukoners being effectively represented in Ottawa?

Most Read