Sled Dog Racing

Sled Dog Races

Will and Brenda are dedicated to their continued success in mid-distance racing across the state of Alaska. Brenda’s long term goal is to be the next Mackey to win the elusive Iditarod championship. This dream took hold at the age of 5 the year Rick Mackey won. Prior to the race he had asked her who she thought would win and she replied, Rick Swenson, who was on a winning streak. Mackey informed his daughter he would win. Her dad’s competitive drive, determination, and realization of his own dream sparked that of her own and showed her it can be done if you have a vision. Will plans to race in the Iditarod as well and Isabel will compete in her first Junior Iditarod in 2017. Maintaining a kennel of healthy, happy, well trained, top athletes with proven genetics is the key to success.

Brenda’s Race Record

  • 1996 Rochester to Goldking 100: 3rd & “Rookie of the Year”
  • 1996 Sheep Creek Classic 40/40: 11th
  • 1997 Rodchester to Goldking 100: 1st
  • 1997 Henry Hahn 200: 4th & “Rookie of the Year”
  • 1998 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race: 18th
  • 2001 Nushagak Classic 275: 1st & “Rookie of the Year”
  • 2013 Valley Funale: 3rd
  • 2014 Nenana Ice Classic Tripod 45/45: 1st
  • 2014 Old Mail Trail 200: 1st
  • 2015 Nenana Ice Classic Tripod 45/45: 2nd
  • 2015 Minto Dash 120: 1st
  • 2015 Old Mail Trail 200: 1st/Triple Crown Winning Team for all 3 Nenana Races in 2015
  • 2016 Kuskokwim 300
  • 2017 Willow 300: 3rd
  • 2017 Nenana Tripod 45/45: 1st
  • 2018 Knik 200: 2nd & “Rookie of the Year”
  • 2018 Solstice 50: 2nd with the puppy team
  • 2019 Nenana Ice Classic Tripod 40/40: 2nd with the puppy team

Will’s Race Record

  • 2013 Solstice 50: 4th
  • 2014 Tripod 45/45: 2nd
  • 2014 Chatanika 200: 2nd & Rookie of the Year
  • 2015 Solstice 100: 1st
  • 2015 Knik 200: 1st & Rookie of the Year
  • 2016 Two Rivers 200: 1st
  • 2017 Knik 200: 2nd
  • 2017 Copper Basin 300: 10th & Rookie of the Year
  • 2018 Two Rivers 200: 1st
  • 2018 Willow 300: 2nd & Rookie of the Year
  • 2018  Two Rivers Valley Funale: 1st
  • 2018 Solstice 50: 1st
  • 2019 Kuskokwim 300: 10th
  • 2019 Nenana Ice Classic Tripod 40/40: 1st
  • 2019 Two Rivers 200: 1st/Vet’s Choice Award
  • 2019 Kobuk 440: 7th

Will 15 miles from the finish of the 2016 Two Rivers 200 having gained a huge lead in the hills into a strong victory.