July 21st, 2019

Horse dies from medical condition after Calgary Stampede chuckwagon race

By The Canadian Press on July 9, 2019.

A chuckwagon race is seen during Calgary Stampede in Calgary, on July 13, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

CALGARY – The Calgary Stampede says a horse has died after last night’s chuckwagon races.

It says the animal suffered a serious internal medical condition during the race and needed veterinary care.

The 14-year-old gelding owned by Troy Dorchester died from that condition and a post-mortem exam is underway.

The Stampede did not specify what the condition is, but says there’s no indication it’s specific to chuckwagon racing.

It says the horse underwent a thorough veterinary examination beforehand.

The Stampede, a 10-day celebration of western culture, runs until Sunday.

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