Bristol Dryland Dog Race

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It was a beautiful weather during the last weekend of October for the annual Canadian Championship Dog races held at Bristol DryLand. During the hard times of COVID, Bristol Dryland had missed one race in 2020 but are now back stronger than ever. “Covid slowed down everything, so we are lucky to have over 200 teams this year,” noted Denis Rozon, owner and operator of Bristol Dryland.

Participants came from all over Canada, United States and one participant from France. Every year since Bristol Dryland started the races more professional racers come every year. “The best racers come here because the competition is really strong,” Denis said. They had over 70 participating in one class of race, with six different classes of races to participate in. Dan Hanks from Idaho travelled over 36 hours to come to this event for the second time. Dan runs in two different races, the 2-dog scooter and the 4-dog rig; his dogs are a special breed just for this sport. “The course is great, there is nothing like this course in the world. The sponsors are mostly from the Pontiac; without them this wouldn’t be possible,” he said. (LS)