Iditarod trophy Pat Garley

Palmer bronze artist Pat Garley poses Tuesday, March 1, 2016 with the new Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race winner’s trophy he recently finished for this year’s race. The trophy is based on a photo of race co-founder Joe Redington Sr. and his lead dog Feets.

PALMER — Before Pat Garley put his signature on a piece of Iditarod history, he knew one thing had to be just right.

“This is Alaska — you have to get the dog right because people will tell you about it,” said Garley, a Palmer bronze artist who was commissioned by the Iditarod Trail Committee to create a new winner’s trophy — cast for the first time in Alaska.

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