A horse has been killed after it was injured in a chuckwagon race at the Calgary Stampede.
Organizers say in a statement that the horse on Cody Ridsdale's team was hurt during the fourth heat of Thursday night's competition.
Following a veterinary assessment, the owner decided it would be humane to euthanize the animal.
Chuckwagon races returned to the Stampede after missing the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Six horses died in 2019, which led animal rights groups to raise concerns about horses that suffer fractured legs, broken backs and heart attacks.
The Stampede has said that this year it brought in new safety measures for horses, which include reducing the number of wagons to three from four on the track for each heat.
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