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Horse dies at the Calgary Stampede

Chuckwagon Racing
Chuckwagon Racing
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According to the Canadian Press on Tuesday, a horse died during a chuckwagon racing training session at the Calgary Stampede. The horse named Denny, was 12 years old, and was part of Reg Johnstone's team. Denny last raced at the Ponoka Stampede a week ago.

Johnstone, from Bashaw, Alberta, was in 17th place during night four of chuckwagon racing competition on Monday evening. According to the World Professional Chuckwagon Association website, Johnstone is planning to retire at the end of the 2014 chuckwagon season.

On Tuesday evening in the Calgary Stampede chuckwagon racing's Rangeland Derby, Wayne Knight of St. Walburg, Saskatchewan posted the fastest time on day five with a time of 1:10.42. He was 0.23 seconds faster than Rick Fraser of Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Kurt Bensmiller of Dewberry, Alberta is the overall aggregate leader with a time of 6:01.90.

In rodeo, Pool B action was getting under way after Pool A competitors finished on Monday. Americans are the leaders in the six main events.

In the saddle bronc, Wade Sundell of Boxholm, Iowa posted the highest score of 84.5 points. In the bareback, Kaycee Feild of Spanish Fork, Utah posted the highest score of 88 points. In the bullriding, J.B. Mauney of Mooresville, North Carolina posted the highest score of 88.5 points on Chicken Dance.

In the tie-down roping, Shane Hanchey of Sulpher, Louisiana posted the fastest time of seven seconds. In the steer wrestling, Matt Reeves of Cross Plains, Texas posted the fastest time of 3.5 seconds. In barrel racing, Nancy Hunter of Neloa, Utah posted the fastest time of 17.44 seconds.

Four Canadian cowboys finished in the top four on Tuesday. Luke Butterfield of Ponoka, Alberta was tied for third in the saddle bronc, Dusty LaValley of Bezanson, Alberta on Turkish Whiskey finished tied for second in the bareback, Zane Lambert of Pomoka, Alberta finished in third place in the bull riding and Clayton Moore of Pouce Coupe, British Columbia finished tied for fourth in steer wrestling.