This evening at 7:02pm veteran musher Brent Sass (bib #14) from Eureka, Alaska scratched from the race in Central, Alaska.
Sass requested assistance via his Spot Tracker approximately 16 miles outside of Central, Alaska due to concern over the safety of two dogs, Caputo and Healy, on his team. The Yukon Quest responded to this call, sending a Trailbreaker, Race Veterinarian and Official out to the location. As per Trail Procedure Rule #13 he would have been allowed to continue the race but made the decision to scratch once the two dogs were brought to Central for a vet check.
The two dogs, Caputo and Healy, were checked and are both in stable condition.