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Another horse dies after chuckwagon race at Calgary Stampede

Last Updated Jul 11, 2019 at 7:08 am MDT

Chuckwagon driver Jordie Fike races during the GMC Rangeland Derby on Tuesday, July 9th, 2019. (PHOTO: Tom Ross - 660 NEWS)
Summary

Another horse died on Monday from what officials call a medical condition

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — A horse that was injured at the Calgary Stampede Wednesday night has died.

The horse broke its leg while running in the second heat of the races and started slowing down on the backstretch and required medical attention, according to Stampede spokesperson Kristina Barnes.

A veterinarian looked at the animal right away and determined there was no treatment, so the horse was euthanized.

Stampede officials said this kind of injury is known to happen to racing horses.

This is the second incident involving horses at the chuckwagon races in three days.

On Monday, a 14-year-old horse died after what stampede officials called an “internal medical condition.”

Animal rights organization PETA sent a letter to Premier Jason Kenney on Wednesday demanding a ban on chuckwagon races.