The 8th Annual Spring Spectacular continued it’s tradition this year by attracting a record number of entries and now the dust has settled and it’s time to congratulate the winners. Ninety Derby, Fifty-five Classic and One-Hundred Thirty-Eight Futurity bulls arrived at the Austin Indoor Arena and everyone was checked in by 1:30 pm on Friday afternoon. At 2 o’clock, the UBBI provided over 200 breeders a complimentary barbeque rib dinner with all the trimmings along with an outstanding Calcutta, presenting 283 bulls in teams of three.
The Derby consisted of 90 bulls bucked in two sessions on Friday night, beginning at 5:30 and 8:00 pm. With 90 bulls, the event paid 18 places. Dennis & Jan Owens bull #1467 Square Head finished in the #1 spot at the conclusion of the event with an 89 point score and $4398 in prize money and a Tres Rios Silver Championship buckle. Splitting second, third and fourth place, with scores of 87.75 points was Lights Out from Frontier/Ray/Folds/Strickland, #72W Paradise from D&H/Glover and #9-39 Egore from J&K Bucking Stock, all earning checks for $2178. Winning fifth, sixth and seventh place money were Hargis/KA Bulls #-83, Tom & Tish Peterson’s #920 Petey and Castle Farms #X195 Peruvian Necktie. Each bull earned $1423. The top 12 each received a Spring Spectacular award jacket.
In the Classic event on Saturday night, there were 55 bulls and it was #861 Flash from Wilburn & Leschynshyn with a score of 89 points coming out on top and winning $3320 and a Tres Rios Silver Championship buckle. In second, with Reserve Champion honors, was #846 Black Betty with a score of 88.25 points, picking up a check for $2688. Splitting 3rd and 4th place were #-127 Shine Time from Norris Dalton and #77 Scout from Reed Corder. Both scored 88 points and earned $1660. In fifth place, was Flathead, a new acquisition for Folds/Strickland/K-C Bucking Bulls/Sparklin Acres with a score of 87.5 points and a check for $1423. The Classic event paid 12 places and each received a Spring Spectacular award jacket.
The Spring Spectacular Futurity was the first stop for the Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers UBBI Futurity Super Series. The event started promptly at 9 am and with 138 bulls, the competition was sure to be tough. At the end of the event it was Stoney Hariman’s #03 Weston Nights on top with a score of 87.25 points. Weston Nights earned $6348 plus $3720 for being the top Super Series eligible bull for a total of $10,068 and a Tres Rios Silver Championship buckle. Splitting second through fifth place with scores of 86.75 points were #022 Recovery Time from Barker Bulls, #05 Modern Warfare from Tom & Tish Peterson, #X18 U Freakin’ Kiddin Me and #X9 Platinum Maxx, both from Paul Daniel/Lorie Barbare. All four bulls earned $2752 and Modern Warfare, U Freakin Kiddin Me and Platinum Maxx earned an additional $1860 each in Super Series cash. Total winnings for each bull was $4612. The top 12 each received a Spring Spectacular award jacket.
Hariman’s #03 Weston Nights is the one to watch now in the Super Series and leads the race for the 4 Star Trailer. The next stop on the Wayne Hodges 4 Star Trailers UBBI Futurity Super Series will be the Red River Chute Out in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
The UBBI, it’s owners and staff would like to thank all the breeders who participated at this year’s Spring Spectacular and good luck to all in the 2012 season.
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