If you listen really close you might be able to hear Tarzan roar. . . . .or maybe that’s Bobby Pillow and Brett Barrett. Pillow & Barrett are certainly smiling from ear to ear and they’re gonna be able to buy some extra bananas with $50,000 for the win at the 2nd Annual UBBI Gold Standard Futurity presented by Chisholm Trail Casino. Their bull branded #54 and called Jungle Fear distanced himself from the competition by posting a score of 90 points, one and a half points ahead of the reserve champion #X9 Platinum Max from Paul Daniel/Lorie Barbare. Platinum Max posted a score of 88.5 points and earned $15,000 in Gold Standard cash. In third place was Gene Baker’s #75 Bubba with a score of 88 points and winning $10,000. Splitting 4th and 5th place were Page 173X from D&H Cattle/Buck and #013 Quick Shot from Leschynshyn/4G. Both bulls posted scores of 87.5 points and earned $6,500 each. The Top 30 finishers each earned a check.
Breeders from 19 different states participated at this year’s event and the competion was as tough as ever with at least 13 different bulls receiving marks of 22 points or better.
“That was as tough a set of two year old bulls as I’ve ever seen,” stated Larry McConnell. McConnell’s bull #-110 R2D2 picked up a check for splitting 15th and 16th place. R2D2 was the winner of the UBBI Futurity in Salina, Kansas earlier this season.
The event was kicked off by a Welcome Reception, hosted by Two Bulls Productions and Jim McLain and Mike Sellers. The reception started with a complimentary steak dinner and continued with the 2013 Lottery Position Draw. The evening concluded with a stellar calcutta. On Saturday morning, the 2012 Gold Standard Futurity kicked off at 9am and was complete by 2:15 that afternoon with a one hour break for lunck.
Immediatley following the event, the Top 30 winning bulls were age verified and a blood sample was taken from each for testing (as per the UBBI’s Banned Substance Rule). All the bulls were confirmed “age eligible” and Bobby Pillow and Brett Barrett and other members of the families posed for the Champion’s picture and received the Tres Rios Silver Championship buckle.
Jim McLain, Mike Sellers and the entire Two Bulls Production crew did an outstanding job and once again rolled out the red carpet. Everyone had a great time and plans are already being made to make the 3rd Annual UBBI Gold Standard Futurity even bigger and better in 2013!
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