The Famous All-Alaskan Racing Pigs have been making headlines since their beginning in 1987. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner carried a front-page photo and story on the racers on opening day of the Tanana Valley State Fair in Fairbanks, Alaska in August of 1987. Since then they have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, The Oregonian, Seattle Times and Post Intelligencer, and many more leading newspapers. TV and radio have covered the athletes extensively, too, both locally and nationally.
Fairbanks will always be “home,” but the teams spend their time traveling the highways of the western United States. When it is break-up time in Alaska, it’s a good time to be in Santa Barbara!