Check out the latest news and events for this dynamic prairie city. In , Rod Glass was an outrider at the Calgary Stampede and killed during a wagon crash. Views Read Edit View history. The family has lost much, too. Click here to subscribe. An award in his name is presented to the chuckwagon driver with the best aggregate time over the Stampede’s duration. Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed.

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Treat others as you wish to be treated Criticize ideas, not people Stay on topic Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language Flag bad behaviour Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed. The deaths of 2 competitors, a spectator and numerous horses since the s have often prompted calls to ban the races. Commenters who repeatedly violate community guidelines may be suspended, causing them to temporarily lose their ability to engage with comments.

This should only take a few moments. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter. Retrieved 13 July Published July 7, Updated May 11, Chuckwagon races have become modified horse races; sinceraces have concluded, not by firing up the stove, but by crossing the finish line in front of the grandstand, and, instead of draft horse teams, entrants use thoroughbreds.


In the history of the Rangeland Derby, known as the sport’s Half-Mile of Hell, no one has swallowed more dust, chewed on more mud, or won and lost more than the Glass clan, Alberta’s first family of chuckwagon racing. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Retrieved 20 September The sport is controversial as horses and drivers are occasionally injured or killed, prompting animal welfare groups to call for the sport to be banned.

The sport can be very dangerous for wagon drivers and outriders. It belongs to four-time world champion Jason Glass, the son of four-time Stampede champion Tom Glass, the grandson of four-time Stampede champion Ron Glass and great-grandson of three-time Stampede champion Tom Lauder, who competed in the very first chuckwagon races here in In The Canadian Encyclopedia.

The first professional racing circuit was sanctioned in by the Cowboys Protective Association today the World Professional Chuckwagon Association. Commons category link is on Wikidata.

The next two, I bought head of cows. Read our community guidelines here. It was when both father and son competed in their checkerboard wagons with a shot at the last day’s big money.

If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters globeandmail. The actual origin of the sport is cosgeave, with many different stories offered to explain how it originated. World Professional Chuckwagon Association.


The checkerboard trademark, their coat of arms, was born of a horse kicking in part of hcuckwagon wagon Ron Glass was using. Why horses die on the ‘half-mile of hell ‘ “. So was his dad.

Three occurred between andone of which was a spectator struck by an outrider’s horse, and two occurred in the s; an outrider in and a driver in Tom Glass, who drove the checkerboard wagon for close to four decades, found his home five kilometres east of Black Diamond suddenly an island in the Sheep River. Chuckwabon these measures, tragedy struck again in and when crashes claimed the lives of 2 more competitors.

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Chuckwagon Races

Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association. The first time chuckwagon races were held as a spectator sport was at the Calgary Stampede.

The family has lost much, too. Driver Richard Cosgrave, who married into the Glass family, was killed at a Kamloops rodeo in Chuckwagon racing is an equestrian rodeo sport in which drivers in a chuckwagon led by a team of Thoroughbred horses race around a track.