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#1113555 Mon Jul 13 2015 11:53 PM
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It seems to happen every year during these inane chuck wagon races. The world, now-infamous Calgary Stampede is supposed to depict the history of the cowboy, the round ups, the breaking of the broncos but in what part of that history did chuck wagons race? My belief was that the chuck wagon was used to carry food, supplies and even the cook stove to serve the cowboys during a round up. I can never image a wagon laden with so much being raced across a prairie. To many people this event should be cancelled as not only is it fatal for so many horses it does not portray history as the Stamped claims.


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What a shame. We have them every year at the Houston rodeo and I can't remember a horse ever getting killed, must have been a bad wreck.


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'Bolter
I believe they happened in four different races.


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I was at the Saturday evening chuck wagon races. It was a hoot, no mishaps at all. But it's all about the money, the winner took home $100,000.

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Originally Posted by Sedgewick
I believe they happened in four different races.


Unfortunately it happens here too as well at the Grand National,a consequence of a ridiculously long race,massive jumps and exhausted horses....
Again,it's all about the money i'm afraid...


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Originally Posted by Sedgewick
It seems to happen every year during these inane chuck wagon races. The world, now-infamous Calgary Stampede is supposed to depict the history of the cowboy, the round ups, the breaking of the broncos but in what part of that history did chuck wagons race? My belief was that the chuck wagon was used to carry food, supplies and even the cook stove to serve the cowboys during a round up. I can never image a wagon laden with so much being raced across a prairie. To many people this event should be cancelled as not only is it fatal for so many horses it does not portray history as the Stamped claims.


From what I remember going to Cheyenne Frontier Days years ago, it's based on the old cattle drives where the wagon would load up after breakfast and "race" to the next night's campsite and be set up and ready to serve dinner by the time the cowboys got there with the herd.

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Probably so but I am sure they didn't race like they do at Calgary, around barrels and competing with other teams.


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we have the insane Omak Suicide Race.


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At least NASCAR only kills drivers and pit crew members, and maims the occasional spectator. I don't mind putting a deer, rabbit, or squirrel in the cook pot, but running a horse to death for money, no matter what the amount, is a little beyond contempt!
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Originally Posted by Hotrod Lincoln
At least NASCAR only kills drivers and pit crew members, and maims the occasional spectator.


I wholeheartedly agree Jerry,people make the decision to watch Nascar knowing full well the dangers.
It's THEIR choice.

Nobody wants to see anyone or anything getting hurt in the name of entertainment (I hope!) but it's an accepted risk we humans take,the poor horses DO NOT get that option....


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