Calgary – During the second heat of the chuckwagon races on Wednesday, July 10, a horse on the wagon of Obrey Motowylo sustained a running injury.

The horse was immediately assessed by a veterinarian on the track and it was found to have a fractured left front radius. It was determined there was no option for treatment and the horse was euthanized. This type of injury is known in racing horses.

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The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west.  The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values.  All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.

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Kristina Barnes

Communications Manager, Western Events and Agriculture

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