The Northern Victorian Sled Dog Club Classic is on again this weekend with dogs racing through the bush at Moira Park, Kialla West.
All the excitement of the Australian sledding season begins as more than 100 competitors and their dog teams head out in the largest dry land sled dog race in Australasia, attracting entries from Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland, NSW, Canberra, Victoria and Tasmania.
The event ran for 21 years as the Undera Sled Dog Dash until 2011 and was reborn and revitalised as the Northern Victorian Sled Dog Club Classic.
There are three days of racing — over one evening and two mornings — as more than 200 dogs and their mushers pound the Moira Park tracks.
Racing starts at 3pm on Saturday, providing environmental conditions are correct, and then 7am on Sunday and Monday morning.
These times are subject to change, because racing cannot occur unless the temperatures are below 15°C with low-to-mid humidity.