Calgary – During the chuckwagon races on Monday, July 8, a chuckwagon horse required veterinary care due to a serious internal medical condition. The horse, belonging to Troy Dorchester, died as a result of that condition.                                                                                        

A post mortem exam is underway in an effort to learn as much as possible. The 14 year old gelding passed a thorough veterinary examination prior to the races. At this time there is no indication that this medical condition is specific to chuckwagon racing.

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