Gearing Up for the 2015 Gold Standard Futurity and Black Gold Derby

Selman & Terrell's bull #279 Bottoms Up earns $50,000 in 5 seconds at the 2014 UBBI Gold Standard Futurity. Photo by Gautrear

For the 5th straight year, the UBBI will once again host it’s two largest paying Futurity & Derby events. This year the Gold Standard Futurity and Black Gold Derby will be held together and in it’s new home in Ada, Oklahoma on May 15th and 16th! Originally the Gold Standard has been held the final week in April and the Black Gold Derby has been the second week in August.

“We feel that combining these two marquis events and having them in May will benefit the breeders,” explained Randy Schmutz, general manager of the UBBI. “We know that we will have a stronger group of bull riders that time of year and the Derby and Futurity should be a really tough competition!”

This year’s event will include a “Double Down” competition, allowing members to team a Futurity bull and Derby bull together with a $300 side pot. If 100 teams are created, the “Double Down” would pay back100% and a total of $30,000 to the top finishing teams.

For those that currently have Gold Standard and Black Gold Lifetime or Lottery Positions, a 50% deposit is due to the UBBI office by Monday, March 2nd. Entries for both events will open on Monday, May 4th and close on Friday, May

Clever Kevin winning the 2014 Black Gold Derby. Photo by Gautreau

8th.

It was proposed that eligible futurity and derby bulls for these events would be those that had participated in at least one regular season UBBI event prior to the Gold Standard and Black Gold competitions. After input from a number of UBBI members and much consideration, it has been decided to wave that requirement and ALL two and three year old bulls who meet age requirements, would be eligible to compete regardless of participating at a previous regular season UBBI event.

If you are a member and do not have a Gold Standard or Black Gold Derby position and would like to participate at this year’s event, please contact Kenzie at the UBBI office.

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