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.