Sask. chuckwagon racer sues Husky Oil over death, injury of horses

Wayne Knight says seven horses from his chuckwagon team had to be killed due to their injuries. (Wayne Knight Chuckwagon Team/Facebook)

By John Cotter, The Canadian Press, June 13, 2017 

Man says company left dangerous objects on his property

A veteran champion Canadian chuckwagon racer is suing a subsidiary of Husky Energy for almost $3.7 million over the death and injury of 16 horses from his racing team.

Wayne Knight, 60, alleges Husky Oil Operations Ltd., failed to properly clean up his property near St. Walburg, Sask., where the company was doing seismic work in 2015.

His statement of claim says the company left hazards including sharp stakes, stumps and rock piles on the ground that caused injuries leading to seven of the horses being destroyed and others being hurt.

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