Chuckwagon horse dies following injury

CBC NEWS reports: A horse died after being injured in the Rangeland Derby chuckwagon races at the Calgary Stampede on Thursday night. During the fourth heat of the races, a horse on Cody Ridsdale's team was injured and medical care was immediately dispatched, the Stampede said in a release. "Following veterinary assessment, the owner made… Continue reading Chuckwagon horse dies following injury

Chuckwagon Race Report

Image from chuckwagon racing in Clinton, Arkansas, 2019.

The Calgary Stampede is not the only venue conducting chuckwagon races but it is the one that garners the most attention and publicity because of the number of horses it kills and has killed over the years. Chuckwagon races are also run south of the Canadian border in the USA such as in Clinton, Arkansas… Continue reading Chuckwagon Race Report

Calgary Stampede still facing cancellation

The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition, and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The ten-day event, which bills itself as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth", attracts over one million visitors per year and features one of the world's largest rodeos, a parade, midway, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing,… Continue reading Calgary Stampede still facing cancellation

No Stampede this year could force some cowboys to leave rodeo sports

Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Races consistently result in injury and death of the horses used for this barbaric and archaic event.

Retired chuckwagon driver concerned sport won't survive if rodeos cancelled Natalie Valleau, reporting for CBC News, writes on Mar 25, 2020: The rodeo world is worried about the future of the Calgary Stampede this summer and many are wondering how the pandemic will impact their sport. Last week, the Calgary Stampede temporarily laid off 80 per… Continue reading No Stampede this year could force some cowboys to leave rodeo sports

Eight horses killed at Saskatoon’s Marquis Downs (CAN)

CANWEST reports: Eight horses had to be euthanized as a result of injuries they sustained during chuckwagon races at Saskatoon's Marquis Downs race course during the weekend. "The dirt is too old -- hard and soft, hard and soft," said Ray Mitsuing, who was on the verge of winning a $25,000 horse trailer, the grand… Continue reading Eight horses killed at Saskatoon’s Marquis Downs (CAN)