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SportsHorse dies of 'medical condition' following Monday's chuckwagon races

01:00  10 july  2019
01:00  10 july  2019 Source:   calgaryherald.com

Second horse dies during chuckwagon race

Second horse dies during chuckwagon race A horse was euthanized following an injury sustained during the second heat of Wednesday’s chuckwagon races at the Calgary Stampede. The horse, belonging to driver Obrey Motowylo, began slowing down on the backstretch of the race and stopped before the final turn. It was later covered by a tarp and loaded onto a tractor to be transported off the track. The Stampede said the horse was immediately assessed by a veterinarian, who determined it suffered a fractured left front radius. “It was determined there was no option for treatment and the horse was euthanized,” the Stampede said in a statement. “This type of injury is known in racing horses.

A horse has been euthanized after breaking its leg during the chuckwagon races on the first night of the Calgary Stampede. Two died of heart attacks, two were destroyed after suffering injuries and another broke its back from bucking too hard. The sixth died after experiencing health difficulties 40

Two other horses were euthanized following separate chuckwagon racing incidents earlier in the week. A horse belonging to chuckwagon driver Layne Bremner suffered a broken leg during the sixth heat of the Rangeland Derby on July 4, while a crash last Monday left one of driver B.J. Carey' s

Horse dies of 'medical condition' following Monday's chuckwagon races© Al Charest Troy Dorchester driving for CARSTAR Canada, races his wagon in heat two of the GMC Rangeland Derby at the Calgary Stampede in this 2017 file photo.

A chuckwagon horse died of “a serious internal medical condition” after falling to the track during Monday’s races, according to the Calgary Stampede.

The horse, belonging to driver Troy Dorchester, appeared injured during the second heat of Monday’s chuckwagon races. The horse fell to the track after going around the second turn on the southeast end of the course.

Several people tended to the scene to ensure Dorchester’s three other horses got back to the barns safely. The fallen horse was loaded onto a trailer that was pulled off the track by a farm tractor.

Third horse dies at Stampede chuckwagon races; driver fined, suspended

Third horse dies at Stampede chuckwagon races; driver fined, suspended CALGARY — A driver has been suspended and fined after a collision during a Calgary Stampede chuckwagon race that resulted in the death of a third horse during this week's Rangeland Derby. Stampede officials say in a statement that the accident happened Thursday evening in seventh heat. They say driver Chad Harden impeded another driver's chuckwagon and caused a third rig to collide with the track's inner rail, resulting in severe injuries to a horse. The three other horses on the third wagon had minor injuries.

A second horse has died during the chuckwagon races at the Calgary Stampede. Stampede spokesman Doug Fraser said Friday that a horse belonging to Jim Knight suffered Two died of heart attacks, two were destroyed after suffering injuries and another broke its back from bucking too hard.

A horse was put down Sunday night at the Calgary Stampede after it suffered a broken hind leg during the fifth heat of the chuckwagon races , officials confirmed Monday . The horse was taken away in an ambulance and examined by a veterinarian, who determined it had a severely fractured cannon bone

The Stampede said Tuesday that the 14-year-old horse “required veterinary care due to a serious internal medical condition.”

It died as a result of that condition, according to the Stampede.

A postmortem exam is underway.

The gelding passed a thorough veterinary examination prior to the races. The Stampede said that there’s no indication at this time that the horse’s medical condition was specific to chuckwagon racing.

—With files from Laurence Heinen

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