Wayne Baker

Track Marshall

I’m 55 years old, been married to Diane for 33 years and have a daughter Jess 32. I have been involved in breeding, showing and training Samoyeds since I was ten years old, I got my first Siberian in 1980 from Diane’s mother. We have continued that breeding and training together for at least 30 years but have now moved over to Alaskan Huskies. We have 10 Alaskan huskies and two cats.

I am very committed to the support and growth of this sport in Australia. I have been involved in ASSA in the early years in sorting out rules. I have also been involved with other people and Diane in setting up clubs in Qld and was one of the people who got Baw Baw snow race up and running. I’ve sled dog raced since 1994 and have competed in every class from one to eight dog class and have been very fortunate to consistently place well over the years.

These days I enjoy and prefer mentor up and coming mushers, doing boot camps for both dirt racing and snow racing. I have competed in a number of sprint races and long distance races including being one of the five mushers that did the original B50 race and am proud to say I’m the only one still racing today.

Over the years I have had some of the best times of my life starring up the butts of some of my best furmates either doing sprint races or distance races many moons ago, These days I still train and race my dogs and more often these days I train and race some very nice dogs from a couple of good friends. I’ve had many ups and downs with this sport but it is one true sport where the team is you and your dogs and if you train and train a bit more you will see the results.

I love sled dog racing is a fantastic sport.

Wayne Baker