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The Omak Suicide Race is one of the most dangerous horse races in the world and is held every year during the second week of August, in Omak, Washington as a part of the Omak Stampede (http://www.omakstampede.org/), a rodeo.
Held for more than 70 years, the race is known for the portion of the race where horses and riders run down Suicide Hill, a 62-degree slope that runs for 225 feet (69 m) to the Okanogan River.
Animal-rights groups have been pushing for an end to the race for about 25 years, during which at least 21 horses, including Chavez, have died.* Three horses died in the 2004 race.
Please sign the petition to help put an end to this race.