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Canada3 horses euthanized after injuries during Stampede chuckwagon race

10:45  15 july  2019
10:45  15 july  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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CALGARY — A horse has died from an injury that occurred during a chuckwagon race at this year’s Calgary Stampede . Officials determined the horse suffered a fracture in its left front leg and a decision was made to euthanize the animal because there was no treatment option.

CALGARY — A horse has died from an injury that occurred during a chuckwagon race at this year's Calgary Stampede . Stampede authorities confirm something happened to the animal about halfway around the track during Wednesday evening's second heat of the Rangeland Derby.

3 horses euthanized after injuries during Stampede chuckwagon race © THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh Crowds flock to the midway at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Sunday, July 7, 2019. Three horses have been euthanized after going down at the chuckwagon races Sunday night at the Calgary Stampede.

Just after 9 p.m., a horse from Evan Salmond's wagon went down during a turn in Heat 8 of the Rangeland Derby. A tarp was brought out to cover the area where the incident occurred shortly afterward.

According to a release from the Stampede, the right lead horse of Salmond's wagon fractured its left hind cannon bone while running. Two other horses on the team then also sustained injuries.

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The Vancouver Humane Society wants the chuckwagon races at the Stampede halted after a crash that killed three horses and injured another. Neither man was hurt but two of the horses had to be euthanized on the track due to their injuries . A fourth horse will require surgery but is expected to

CALGARY — A horse has died from an injury that occurred during a chuckwagon race at this year’s Calgary Stampede . Stampede authorities confirm something happened to the animal about halfway around the track during Wednesday evening’s second heat of the Rangeland Derby.

All the horses received veterinary care on the track, but the medical team determined they could not be treated, the organizers said.

The three horses were euthanized, said the Stampede. In a statement the organization called the situation "challenging" and upsetting to both the Calgary Stampede and to the community.

The Stampede also said it is "committed to initiating a thorough review process" around chuckwagon safety, though the organization said it did not yet know what that review would look like.

Three horses had already died in chuckwagon races this year, with Sunday's incident bringing the total to six.

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