Minty x Carbon
For the past 3 seasons KP has led every training run and every race. For 2 of those race seasons he had the full responsibility of leading every mile of every race. That’s almost 2000 race miles! Not to mention our average of 3500 training miles per season. KP loves the role of lead dog. He is so strong he works harder than he needs to, but his drive is intense and he gives more than his all.
Kingpin is an interesting dynamic of big goofball, lover boy, intense race dog, cautious of strangers and super leader. Kingpin reminds me of his great-grandpa Commander, one of my dad’s winning Yukon Quest leaders, and one of the most special dogs I’ve ever worked with, because he had a tremendous personality and he was a tremendous athlete. He was born with an intense drive and focus that shined as a yearling. KP is one of the fastest trotters in the kennel and watching him on “cruise control” is a beautiful thing. KP is fiercely loyal, loves to please, and is highly intelligent. Kingpin led in every race and led every mile in the 2018 and 2019 seasons. He loves to give big hugs and make strong eye contact, a real lover boy!
1st ADMA Jr. Sprints x 3
1st Two Rivers 200
2nd Knik 200
3rd Willow 300. Main leader.
1st Nenana Ice Classic Tripod Race 40/40
2nd & Rookie of the Year Award Knik 200. Main and finishing leader with Pan.
1st Two Rivers 200 2018. Main and finishing leader with Pan.
2nd Willow 300 2018. Main and finishing leader with Pan.
1st Valley Funale 20. Main and finishing leader with Pan.
1st Solstice 50. Main and finishing leader with Monarch.
10th Kuskokwim 300. Main and finishing leader with Pan.
1st Nenana Ice Classic Tripod 40/40. Main and finishing leader alternate days with Lusa and Monarch.
1st Two Rivers 200/Vet’s Choice Award. Main and finishing leader Spark.
7th Kobuk 440. Main and finishing leader. Led every mile of this race. Finishing leader with Lusa.
10th Kuskokwim 300
2nd Willow 300
1st Solstice 50- with Matt Shawcroft