Horse dies at 2019 GMC Rangeland Derby chuckwagon races

A horse that fell during the 2019 GMC Rangeland Derby on Monday has died.

The horse, belonging to Troy Dorchester, fell to the track during the second heat of the chuckwagon races.

The Calgary Stampede said in a Tuesday news release that the horse required veterinary care “due to a serious internal medical condition” and died “as a result of that condition.”

“At this time there is no indication that this medical condition is specific to chuckwagon racing.”

The 14-year-old gelding passed a veterinary examination prior to the races, according to the Calgary Stampede.

A necropsy is being completed to learn more about the death.

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