11 Aug '12, 6am

23rd Horse Dies in ‘Suicide Race’

23rd Horse Dies in ‘Suicide Race’

Yet another horse has lost its life to the Omak Stampede Suicide Race in Washington, which is taking place this year from August 9-12, marking the twenty-third death in the past three decades. The race includes a run down a 225-foot slope at a 62-degree angle, otherwise known as ‘Suicide Hill,’ which is followed by a swim across the Okanogan River, which is about the length of a football field. The horse, Little Big Man, fractured a foreleg going down the hill during his third and final qualifying race. When he hit the water, he couldn’t swim and drowned before rescue boats reached him. “The horse had difficulty keeping his feet in the river current making it difficult for the boat crew to retrieve the horse,” said Pete Palmer, president of the Owner’s and Jockey’s Association, which sanctions the race.. “Ultimately, the horse went under water and surfaced downstream near ...

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23rd Horse Dies in ‘Suicide Race’

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