Sports Listings: This Weekend: Husky racing - Rally Championship, Brandon

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This weekend Britain stages the first husky racing competition, organised by the British Sled Dog Racing Association. The opening round of the Labatt's Husky Rally Championship series of six races takes place at Brandon Park, on the Norfolk- Suffolk border, where more than 100 teams of dogs and drivers will compete on forest trails over courses between three and eight miles depending on number of huskies in a team. The terrain is flat and should the present cold conditions continue, the huskies will perform more efficiently, pulling wheeled rigs if the ground is dry, but reverting to sleds if more wintery conditions prevail.

How to get there: Brandon Park, Brandon, Suffolk, is on A1065 north of Mildenhall. Leave A11 at Barton Mills, north-east of Newmarket. Starting times (teams leave at three- minute intervals): B class (4-6 dogs): 9am tomorrow, 8.30am Sunday. C class (3 or 4 dogs): 10.15am and 9.45; D class (2 dogs): 12.45pm and 12.15. Racing finishes at 3.30 tomorrow and 3pm on Sunday.

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