Horse Dies After Injury in Calgary Stampede Event

A Thoroughbred sustained a left hind cannon bone fracture during a chuckwagon race and was euthanized.

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A horse was euthanized this week after sustaining a severe leg injury during a chuckwagon race at the annual Calgary Stampede, in Alberta, Canada.

The Calgary Stampede features rodeo-style competitions and livestock exhibitions, including the GMC Rangeland Derby chuckwagon race. The event pits teams, including wagon and outrider horses, against each other in a series of elimination races over several days.

On July 9, a Thoroughbred sustained a left hind cannon bone fracture during the fifth heat of the day’s chuckwagon race. An on-site veterinarian examined and euthanized the horse due to the severity of the injury.

No one from the Calgary Stampede was available for comment

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Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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