Dog Musher Suspended One Year

Musher Hugh Neff, a veteran of 13 Iditarod races, was suspended for one year after one of his dogs died during the 2017-18 Yukon Quest. Here’s KTUU TV with more:

Neff was banned from the 2018-19 Yukon Quest after his dog Boppy died on the trail during the 2017-18 race. The official cause of death was aspiration pneumonia, but Quest race officials say a necropsy of the dog raised health concerns.

The Two Rivers Dog Musher’s Association made a statement on Facebook that can be found here.