One person hurt, horse collapses and dies in chuckwagon training runs

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CALGARY - One person has been hurt and a horse has died during separate chuckwagon training exercises at the Calgary Stampede.

The Stampede says driver Tim Haroldson was a passenger on a wagon driven by fellow driver Jerry Bremner.

The wagon rolled while coming around one of the barrels during this morning's training, and Haroldson was thrown.

He was taken to hospital for evaluation and treatment.

Bremner was not injured.

In a separate incident, a 12-year-old horse belonging to the team of Reg Johnstone collapsed after completing a run.

No other horses were injured.

"We are hoping for the best for Tim," Paul Rosenberg, vice-president programming at the Calgary Stampede, said in a news release.

The Stampede is reviewing the circumstances of the crash to determine what happened. Initial indications are that there was nothing out of the ordinary with the wagon, the horses or the tack.

The Stampede says the horse that died, which was named Denny, had last raced about a week ago at the Ponoka Stampede.

Organizations: Calgary Stampede

Geographic location: CALGARY

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