2019 Pedigree® Stage Stop Race Entry is now open for 20 Teams.
There’s a limited entry of 20 total teams for the upcoming 2019 event, so register today.
Online application at https://www.wyomingstagestop.org/musher-application-2.

Pedigree® Stage Stop Race Director, Dan Carter, today announced the 2019 Pedigree® Stage Stop Race schedule, $163,000 total available prize money, as well as a few important changes including a 14-dog pool /10-dog maximum team size and daily mileage for each stage not to exceed 35 miles per stage:

2019 Pedigree® Stage Stop Race | $163,000 Total Available Prize Money
January 25 — Opening Ceremonies — Jackson, Wyoming.
January 26 — Stage One — Alpine, Wyoming (30 miles).
January 27 — Stage Two — Kemmerer, Wyoming (34 miles).
January 28 — Stage Three — Big Piney / Marbleton, Wyoming (35 miles).
January 29 — Stage Four — Pinedale, Wyoming (34 miles).
January 30 — Stage Five — Lander, Wyoming (35 miles).
January 31 — Travel day
February 1 — Stage Six— Driggs, Idaho (32 miles).
February 2 — Stage Seven — Teton County, Wyoming (30 miles).

EukanubaTM 8-Dog Classic Race online applications opens October 15 at 12 Noon, MST.




Race Contacts: Email Dan Carter, Pedigree® Stage Stop Race Director, racedirector@wyomingstagestop.org or Dianna Lehn Pedigree® Stage Stop Assistant Race Director, secretary@wyomingstagestop.org.

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2018 Commentary & Updates

Pinedale Stage 5 ( Take 2 ). Anny Malo regains Yellow Bib Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 02-02-2023 at 7:24 pm

Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans, today in Pinedale saw racing at its best. Clear Skys, perfect temperatures at race start. And even once it did start warming up, there was a nice south breeze to cool down the dogs. The trail had already been groomed for Mondays originally planned stage. So with it getting… Read more »

Pinedale Stage 5 Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 6:21 am

Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans, yesterdays Kemmerer Stage saw the longest Stage with 36.5 Miles. Once teams reached the turn around they had also reached the half way point of the whole race. Different strategies were deployed yesterday. Anny Malo and Cathy Rivest ran booties on all of their dogs.   Alix Crittenden and… Read more »

Alix Crittenden won Kemmerer Stage 4 Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 02-01-2023 at 2:32 pm

Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans. tomorrow morning in Pinedale with Yellow Bib will change hands for the first time during the 2023 Race. Bondurants very own Alix Crittenden edged out Anny Malo Malo during todays 35 Mile Stage in Kemmerer. The average speed was a little shy of 14 mph with 13.6 mph average… Read more »

Some pictures from the Kemmerer Staging area Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 8:41 am

Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race fans. 20 minutes until the race start. Perfect conditions. Calm. right around 0F. Here some pictures from the staging area! Thank you Kemmerer folks for the warm welcome!  

Morning of Kemmerer Stage Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 6:06 am

Good morning Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans, Last nights banquet at the South Lincoln Training and Events Center was a lot of fun. Great speeches by the Mushers. There are 16 Teams still in the race with Thad McCracken and Randy DeKuiper withdrawing. Anny Malo has a pretty solid 17 Minute 24 second lead. Yet… Read more »

Results from Big Piney – Marbleton Stage. Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 01-31-2023 at 2:57 pm

Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans, todays stage in Big Piney – Marbleton started an hour later than usual. It was a pretty frigid morning in town with 30 below. When driving to the staging area temperatures thankfully rose to 8 below F. By the time the race start rolled around it had reached 0F…. Read more »

Morning from Big Piney- Marbleton Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 6:46 am

Good morning Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans. Big Piney-Marbleton is known to be the cold spot of Wyoming. This morning seems to live up to that with the thermometer showing 30 below F ( -35 C). The race start has been moved to 10 a.m. Time will tell if that is late enough, for it… Read more »

Big Piney-Marbleton Dutch oven dinner Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 01-30-2023 at 8:48 pm

Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans, we are going to go well fed into tomorrow’s stage. Once again the town of Big Piney – Marbleton rallied and really made us feel welcome with a wonderful dinner at the Southwest Sublette County Pioneers Senior Centre. We are looking at another cold night. It already is 30… Read more »

Today’s Pinedale stage canceled, postponed until Thursday Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 11:48 am

Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans, after much deliberation Race Marshal Warren Palfrey made the tough decision to cancel todays stage. The goal is to run it on Thursday instead. Temperatures combined with windchill were right at the edge of cutoff.

Pinedale Stage 3 delayed to 10 a.m. start Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 7:49 am

Good morning Race Fans, It’s a sunny, yet cold and windy morning here in Pinedale. With it supposed to warm up later and the wind also supposedly calming down a bit, Race Marshal Warren Palfrey made the decision to move the starting time to 10 a.m.

Good morning from Pinedale Stage 3 Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 5:59 am

Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans,its chilly this fine morning here in Pinedale. After pretty much living in a snow globe over the last days, ever since the Vet Check on Friday, today we are greeted by 25 below F ( minus 32 C )….. We have a 45 minute drive to the upper Green… Read more »

Day 2 Lander Stage Wrap up Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 01-29-2023 at 6:57 pm

Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race fans. What a day! What a stage. I had never personally been on the Sinks Canyon Trail. Dang…. that really IS a climb up. Very beautiful seeing the teams snaking up all the different switchbacks. It was a cold start with 8 below F and did not really warm up… Read more »

Good morning from the Lander Trail head Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 8:17 am

Good morning Race fans, The Musher meeting at the Lander Trail head just finished. Jerry Bath who is the Lander Chair Person, and has been involved in this race since its beginning 28 years ago gave a trail report. While we sit at 5 below down here in Sinks Canyon it is likely going to… Read more »

Morning of Stage 2 in Lander Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 6:02 am

Good morning Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans. We are gearing up for Stage 2 at Sinks Canyon this morning. This race route has not been run in several years, due to low snow. There is no shortage of snow this year in Lander, actually quite the opposite. And the whole region is still under a… Read more »

Pictures from Stage 1 in Blackrock Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 01-28-2023 at 1:02 pm

Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans, while we wait for the official finishing times, here some pictures from the beautiful trail here in Blackrock Teton County. A lot of snow had fallen, so the trail was definitely not fast. Also several groups of snowmobile tourists shared the trails, which makes for for slow trail conditions…. Read more »

Good morning from Blackrock Teton County, Stage 1 Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 7:30 am

Hallo Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans, Today is game time. At 9 a.m. 18 Teams will be led down the trail by Bib no 1, Randy deKuiper. Teams will start in 3 minute intervals. The last team out is Rachel Courtney from Manitoba at 9.51 a.m. The maximum number of dogs a team can run… Read more »

Ceremonial Start in downtown Jackson Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 01-27-2023 at 8:44 pm

Hallo Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans, The Ceremonial Start went off without a hitch. Or better said just minor little ones. Randy DeKuiper wanted to get on the trail asap.. Shannon Miller Adkins tried sliding into the starting chute on her side…., but heck that is Mushing for ya! The weather let off just in… Read more »

Vet Check in downtown Jackson Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 11:09 am

Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans, this morning a group of Veterinarians led by Dr Veronica Devall, the head vet, has been busy examining each dog on each team. Mushers can check a pool of 14 dogs to then run 10 dogs each day in the race. Dogs are microchipped for identification. Each Musher carries… Read more »

School Visits and Vet Check next Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 7:24 am

Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race, Yesterday saw many Mushers give school presentations throughout the States of Wyoming and Idaho. Those visits give great joy to the different classes. From listening to dogs hearts through a stethoscope, to pulling a sled, petting dogs and lots and lots of questions. Here a selection of pictures. Next up… Read more »

Pre Race Interview with Randy deKuiper Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 01-26-2023 at 7:32 pm

Randy deKuiper was the last Musher I had not caught up with for an interview:  

Interview with Michael Tetzner from Germany after Stage 1 of the West Yellowstone Wildfire Defense Race Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 01-21-2023 at 1:20 pm

Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans. The West Yellowstone Wildfire Defense Race is being used by several Pedigree Stage Stop Mushers as a training race before the big event next week. I caught up with Michael Tetzner who finished in 2nd place, 4 seconds behind 1st place team of Kelvin Hall. Here is what Michael… Read more »

Catching up with Chris Adkins Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted at 10:21 am

Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans, Chris Adkins has been busy training dogs. Things do not always go as planned. Best listen for yourself. Chris grew up running dogs, and attempted his first distance race, the Race To The Sky 500, at 21. He entered the stage race in 2010 as a training run for… Read more »

Interview with Lead Teacher on the Trail, Katie Williams Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 01-19-2023 at 12:42 pm

Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race fans, Todays Interview is with Katie Williams, the Lead Teacher on the Trail. She does a lot of work throughout the year, to bring the Pedigree Stage Stop to different schools throughout the State of Wyoming: KATIE WILLIAMS — LEAD TEACHER Katie is a fourth-grade teacher at Pinedale Elementary School… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Doug Aichele, Race Judge Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 01-18-2023 at 9:48 am

Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans. Volunteers are the backbone of this ( and other ) race. It takes a lot of dedicated people to ensure that the event is running smooth. One of those people is DOUG AICHELE — RACE JUDGE. Below is what Doug has to say, of why he likes to be part of… Read more »

Part 2 of the pre Race Interview with Thad McCracken Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 01-17-2023 at 12:23 pm

Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans, this is the second ( audio only ) part of the Interview with Thad McCracken and the Mosier Misfits:

Pre Race Interview with Thad McCracken Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 01-16-2023 at 12:03 pm

Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans. During the 15 years that Thad has raced sled dogs he has steadily worked his way from 6-dog and 8-dog races to “open class”. He’s competed all over the lower 48 states, Alaska, and Canada. He’s run the Wyoming Stage Stop, Fur Rony, and “The Pas” World Championship. Thad lives… Read more »

Pre Race Interview part 2 with Mike Bestgen Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 01-15-2023 at 11:40 am

Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans, here is the second part of the Interview with Mike Bestgen, enjoy:

Pre Race Interview with Anny Malo and Marco Rivest Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 01-14-2023 at 12:27 pm

Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans, Anny Malo and Marco Rivest are a strong team. Not only has Anny competed in the Stage Stop the last four years (2019 – 2022), she’s won every single time. She’s a biologist, Executive Director, and owner of Bio-Forest Management Rivest with her husband, Marco. “I began mushing in… Read more »

Pre Race Interview with Mike Bestgen Part 1 Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 01-13-2023 at 9:44 am

Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans. Today I caught up with Mike Bestgen. After running long and mid distance races the last 23 years, Mike decided to take on the Stage Stop this year. “It has always been a goal to race this amazing race,” he wrote in his online application. Mike has worked for… Read more »

Pre Race Interview with Donny Poulin from The Pas Manitoba Sebastian Schnuelle

Posted 01-12-2023 at 12:51 pm

Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans: This interview with Donny Poulin is audio only, sorry about that. Will definitely try to get Donny live and in color once we meet down in Jackson in 2 weeks. This is Donny’s first time at the Stage Stop. It’s not surprising that Donny began mushing when he was… Read more »