Yukon Quest dog dies on the trail

Yukon Quest race officials said a dog from musher Sebastien Dos Santos Borges' team died during the race.

French musher Sebastien Dos Santos Borges scratches from race at Carmacks

French musher Sebastien Dos Santos Borges begins the 2016 Yukon Quest race in Fairbanks, Alaska, Feb. 6 with his sled dog team. One of Dos Santos Borges' dogs died Wednesday. (Julien Schroder/Yukon Quest)

A dog on musher Sébastien Dos Santos Borges' team has died, Yukon Quest officials said Wednesday.

The French musher scratched from the race at the Carmacks, Yukon, checkpoint. The dead dog will be transported to Whitehorse by a race veterinarian.

Yukon Quest head veterinarian Cristina Hansen said a necropsy will be done on the animal.

Dos Santos Borges was competing in his first Yukon Quest. His online profile said most of his dogs have come from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

Quest officials said Dos Santos Borges scratched from the race for personal reasons.



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