The United Bucking Bulls, Inc was honored to have produced the 2nd bucking bull event in the arena inside the Bordertown Casino. This new state of the art facility was specifically designed to buck Futurity, Derby and Classic bulls and offers both participants and patrons an entertainment experience like no other. Rick Smith, the general manager of the Bordertown Casino & Arena, did a great job creating a facility that will attract the attention of bucking bull owners from across the country.
“We were very excited to have been the second bucking bull event inside the Bordertown Arena,” stated Randy Schmutz, the general manager of the UBBI. “They have a great facility and everyone really enjoyed the casino and the Indigo Sky Hotel! We’re looking forward to being back there in August for our last regular season United Futurity League event!”
The Bordertown Shoot Out attracted a total of 144 bulls, including 40 Derby bulls, 37 Classic bulls, 14 entries in the Women’s Futurity and 53 Futurity bulls. After everyone was checked in on Friday afternoon, the Bordertown Casino hosted a Breeder Reception inside the Lost Creek Saloon and the action started that night at 7:30pm with the Derby.
The Derby bulls seemed to enjoy the smaller arena set up and things got off to a great start. Bull #27 Cartwright owned by Lighting C didn’t have far to travel to enter the spotlight. It was an easy drive of just over an hour from Claremore, Oklahoma to the Bordertown Arena and worth every mile. The black bald face bull from Jerry Copp and Cody May turned in an impressive 91.75 point score, a full 2.25 points higher than the #2 placing bull. Cartwright earned a check for $2829. The #1 bull in the UBBI Derby Standings, bull #7 First Instinct, from Rockin J Bucking Bulls, continued his winning ways splitting second and third place with a score of 89.5 points. Ronnie Chism Farm & Ranch/4G had bull #20X share that position. And placing 4th was JATT 2003 from Jerry & Aaron Halpain with a score of 88.75 points.
“I really believe this was one of the strongest set of 3 year olds that we’ve seen this season,” stated Randy Schmutz.
The excitement continued on Saturday morning with the Rhinestone Renegades Women’s Futurity with 14 entries. Chelsea Cobble with Little Acres Bucking Bulls brought bull #369 to town and left with the 1D first
place check and a Tres Rios buckle scoring 87.75 points. Finishing second in the 1D was bull #+32 from Haylee Nichols with 86.5 points. The women’s futurity is paid out in a 3D format with 3 points separating the 1D, 2D and 3D winners. First place in the 2D was an 84.75 point outing shared by two bulls. Bull #313 Harry Luck from Sasha Robinson/JARS Bucking Bulls and bull #11A Little Red Wagon from Katie Fletcher split the win. The 3D was won with an 81.75 point score from bull #1301 from Kylee Donaho and second place in the 3D went to Josey Miller with a score of 81 points for bull #342. Each of the 1D, 2D and 3D winners received prize money and a Tres Rios Buckle.
The UBBI Open Futurity followed the women and 53 bulls showed their stuff before crowning a winner. Rafter 3S/Donaho’s bull #1302 Cost of Living High was the 30th bull to perform on Saturday morning and posted a 91.75 point score that proved to be unbeatable. Cost of Living High collected a check for $2574. Finishing as the Reserve Champion Futurity bull was #387 Call the Law owned by Cord McCoy/K-C Bucking
Bulls with a 91.25 point performance. Splitting 3rd and 4th place was bull #300 Ohl Special from Cody Ohl/Brandon Stewart and bull #2H 153 Buzz Kill from 2H & K3J Bucking Bulls, both with scores of 90 points. Buzz Kill currently holds the #8 position in the UBBI Futurity Year-End Standings.
The 4 year old bulls in the Classic wrapped up the weekend on Saturday night. Mike Rawson of Rawson Bucking Bulls collected the first place check with bull #L139 Little David. The bull is a product of the Lufkin Ranch & Rodeo breeding program from Chuck Griffith and the late David Wisner. Little David scored 89.25 points and earned $2691. The second place Classic bull was bull #124 Spin Machine from Jerry & Aaron Halpain
posting a score of 88 points. Third place went to Cord McCoy/Tim Doughtery with their bull #107 Come On Baby with a score of 87.75 points. Come On Baby currently sets 5th in the UBBI Classic Year-End Standings. Splitting 4th and 5th place were bull #151 Straight 151 owned by B-B Bucking Bulls and bull #161 Fire House from Scott Winston/Melton Bull Co. Both bulls scored 87.5 points.
It was a great weekend with plenty of entertainment and the UBBI and it’s staff and crew are looking forward to returning to Bordertown Casino and Arena!
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