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Posted: Friday, August 3, 2012 7:56 pm | Updated: 6:07 am, Wed Jan 30, 2013.

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race is offering a minimum $100,000 purse for the 2013 race.

The race's board of directors made the announcement Friday, one day before race signup day.

Becky Alexander, president of the Alaska board, says the board had hoped to announce a larger minimum purse. But she says sponsorship and fundraising goals were not met for the 1,000-mile race. Alexander says the purse for next year's race will be increased if corporate sponsorship and fundraising allows.

Musher Hugh Neff won the race this year. He beat Allen Moore by just 26 seconds on Tuesday in one of the closest finishes ever. For coming in first, he was awarded $28,395.

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2014 Yukon Quest start order

2014 Yukon Quest starting order

1. Normand Casavant - Veteran - Whitehorse, Yukon

2. Brent Sass - Veteran - Eureka, AK

3. Matt Hall - Rookie - Two Rivers, AK

4. Jerry Joinson - Veteran - Fort St. James, BC

5. Dave Dalton - Veteran - Healy, AK

6. Ken Anderson - Veteran - Fairbanks, AK

7. Mike Ellis - Veteran - Fairbanks, AK

8. Allen Moore - Veteran - Two Rivers, AK

9. Brian Wilmshurst - Veteran, Dawson City, Yukon

10. Cody Strathe - Veteran, Ester, AK

11. Mandy Nauman - Rookie - Fairbanks, AK

12. Tony Angelo - Rookie - Fairbanks, AK

13. Torsten Kohnert - Rookie - Sweden

14. Hugh Neff - Veteran - Tok, AK

15. Jean-Denis Britten - Veteran - Dawson City, Yukon

16. Curt Perano - Rookie - Willow, AK

17. John Schandelmeier - Veteran - Maclaren River, AK

18. Hank DeBruin - Veteran - Halliburton, Ontario 

2014 Yukon Quest 300 mushers  

1. Jesse Brattrud

2. Heidi Sutter

3. Shaynee Seipke

4. Laura Allaway

5. Deke Naaktgeboren

6. Aliy Zirkle

7. Ryne Olson

8. Peter Klesper

9. Andrew Pace

10. Jim Bruton

11. Lisa Joinson

12. Jimmy Lebling

13. Sebastian Schnuelle

14. Simon McLoughlin

15. Chase Tingle

16. Amanda Gecas

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