$100,000 CHAMPION GLOVER / ROBERSTON / D&H
LETTER FROM the
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR I’d like to start by congratulating the winners of our last two American Heritage events. Lolly Pop got it done in Duncan, Okla. to earn a $100,000 check for Glover/Robertson/D&H. On the east coast, it was Stonebreaker from Flinn and D&H who took top honors at the Archdale American Heritage event. Now that we have our biggest regular season futurity behind us, we look forward to seeing how the exciting races for the regular season prizes (and bragging rights) are shaping up. The regular season standings is also how animals get qualified for Las Vegas, so I wish everyone good luck -and checkout abbinow.com if you need to know how you rank. It’s hard to believe that another World Finals is just around the corner! One of the most highly anticipated events each year in Las Vegas is the ABBI’s Premier Sale. This is the sale where contractors can buy bulls with top-notch genetics ready to buck against the cowboys at ABBI and PBR events, as well as animals that are already established BFTS stars. This, once again, should be the one sale you don’t want to miss, with the most diverse selection of champion bloodlines available anywhere in the industry. This year we are adding another sale and event to the excitement of the Finals. The Elite Yearling Sale will feature a collection of 40 curated one-year-olds from the top breeders in our industry. At the conclusion of the sale, they will compete against each other for a $100,000 purse! We are accepting submissions starting Sept. 1 and will then be notifying those animals selected. Contact Marlissa at the office for more information and I hope you take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your best yearlings. I hope you have been having a successful summer with your bucking bulls and I hope to see you at an event soon, and at South Point in Las Vegas come October! Jay Daugherty
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THE COUNTDOWN TO VEGAS IS ON! With the 2017 ABBI World Finals just around the corner, now is not only the time to think about how you can maximize your time spent in Las Vegas, but how you can maximize your programs earning potential while in Las Vegas. First off, if you don’t play- you can’t win. That may seem obvious, but if you haven’t gotten your animals qualified for Las Vegas yet then you need to take advantage of the August and September regular season events to secure a spot. Check out ABBINow.com and click the events tab to see the remaining events schedule. If you have animals you plan to compete with at Finals and some you hope to sell, then we have a new opportunity for you. ABBI’s Premier Bucking Bull Sale is typically the one “can’t miss” event for all stock contractors. This year we are excited to have added another sale and event into the mix, the Elite Yearling Sale & Futurity. The sale will consist of 40 Yearling Bulls which will be bucked immediately afterward in a Futurity. “ABBI continues to develop new opportunities for its members to buy, sell and compete with the world’s best bucking bulls,” said ABBI’s Executive Director Jay Daugherty. “We hold a Premier Bucking Bull Sale each year at Finals and a Lifetime Yearling Futurity, and we feel like this Elite Yearling Sale and Futurity will be a nice addition to those events and give our members yet another opportunity to make money with their younger bulls.” The Futurity will be exclusively for those yearlings in the sale and will be held at South Point Arena. There will be an estimated $100,000 prize purse paying 10 places as well as additional bonuses and incentives, based on how the animals do moving forward through their careers. “There is no larger gathering of ABBI stock contractors with elite caliber bulls than at our events at South Point each fall,” shared ABBI’s Executive Director Jay Daugherty. “This is the perfect opportunity for those with a standout yearling they want to sell, and for those looking to purchase one.” In addition to ABBI’s usual bucking bull events, we will also be hosting the WCBHA (World Class Bucking Horse Association) / ABHR (American Bucking Horse Registry) Finals in Las Vegas. South Point Hotel & Casino will once again be our home away from home with the majority of the events taking place at that arena.
DUNCAN AWARDS $450,000 TO BUCKING BULLS Lolly Pop Takes first for $100,000
American Bucking Bull Inc. paid out $450,000 in prize money to bucking bulls June 9-10 in Duncan, Okla. at the annual American Heritage event which was presented by Cooper Tires. Over one hundred stock contractors participated in the most highly anticipated Futurity event of the year in the bucking bull industry. The 2017 American Heritage marked the 12 year anniversary of the groundbreaking event where contractors are essentially betting on the bloodlines of their animals, since bull calves need to be entered into the program the year they are born. Traditionally held in Oklahoma, American Heritage expanded to include additional East and West coast events in 2015. This trifecta has now paid over $4.5 million dollars to competitors since the original event’s inception. “This year was our biggest American Heritage to date. Our members traveled from coast-to-coast to be in Oklahoma, so we tried to provide them with as many events as possible that they could compete at- and win money at- with their young bulls,” stated Executive Director Jay Daugherty. “We have now held two of our three 2017 American Heritage regional events and I’m proud of the success our members have had in Los Lunas (N.M.) and at Duncan. The last event will be in Archdale (N.C) which is always an outstanding event by Jerome and Tiffany Davis at their arena.” The Duncan event , the largest of the three, was held at the Stephens County Expo Arena. There were seven different competitions held over two days for the bucking bulls with the marque event being the American Heritage Futurity which had over 180 entries. “I am so proud of the entire team who works tirelessly to make the American Heritage a success each and every year,” said TwoBulls Group’s Jim McLain, the event’s producer. “This is the third year of holding the event here and the ABBI is committed to bringing this event to Duncan through 2018. The support of the Duncan Convention Visitors Bureau, the Stephens County Commissioners and the City of Duncan have made this fantastic partnership possible.” The top American Heritage bucking bull was Lolly Pop from Glover, Robertson and D&H whose 91.67
earned him $100,000 for first place. In second with a score of 90 was Cattle Empire’s The Cartel who earned $53,700. Page 16C took third with an 89.83 and earned nearly $31,000 for his owners OK Corralis, Gordon and D&H. Two bulls split the fourth place position, Good Night Robicheaux (6M Ranches) and Marty (Tomlin, Allen, Mills and The Jaynes Gang). The bulls scored 89.5 which was worth $21,440 apiece. Slice of Heaven secured sixth for Duello, Buck Cattle and D&H Cattle with an 89.17 worth $17,2000. In seventh was another D&H bull, Misfire, owned with Bob and Jeri Adams, who scored an 89 to snag a check for over $16,000. Splitting eight were Kilroy from Shuler and D&H, and Page 10-C from Flinn and D&H with scores of 88.67 worth $13,700 each. Splitting tenth with 88.5s for $10,565 apiece were Patterson Cattle Co’s Yippy High Yo and D&H and Exclusive Genetics Free Whiskey. ABBI paid out over $366,000 in prize money to the Top 20 American Heritage Futurity bulls. On Saturday night after the American Heritage Futurity, a Derby was held for 3-year-old bulls. D&H and Buck Cattle took top honors with Money Talks whose 89.83 was worth over $11,000. McCoy Ranches Wileywood Blue was the reserve champion with an 87.67. In third was another D&H and Buck bull, Mind Freak, with an 87.5. Ravenscroft and Vos captured fourth with an 87 for SJR 893. Splitting fifth with a score of 86.3 was Halpain and Thompson’s Striker and Up The Creek Ranch’s How Bout It. Nearly $40,000 was paid out to the top 10 Derby bulls. More than $30,000 was awarded to the youngest bulls in the yearling futurity. Exclusive Genetics’ Read Between the Lines was the top earner with $10,000 for his 87.67 score. Whatapepper from Flying W was second with an 87.5 worth $5,600. In third was Platinum Bull’s 609 with an 87.17 for $3,340. D&H’s Page 50D finished in the fourth place spot with an 87 for $2,390 and Exclusive Genetic’s was fifth with SA609 who earned an 86.83 and just over $2,000. The yearling futurity paid 20 holes. $10,000 was paid out in the Open Futurity, with Red Man from Halpain and Roth scoring an 88.67 for first and $3,600. With an 87.5 for second and $2,600 was Blackout from Halpain and Long. In
third winning $1,600 with an 87.17 was Habanero from Davis Rodeo Ranch and Torres Bucking Bulls. In the Limited Futurity, over $8,000 was paid out with the biggest check going to Shining P’s TLW 25, whose 87.83 earned him $3,460. Long Ranch’s BW 531 took second with an 87.6, worth $2,590. Winning $1,730 for third with an 87 was Wile E Coyote from Johnson and Bell. In the ladies Futurity, Tiffany Davis’ bull Habanero took home another paycheck for his 87.17 score, since he was dual entered, winning first and $2,100. Jo Black, D&H and Adams was second with an 87 for Royal Reel and Snapback was third with an 86.83 from Leigh Taylor and Twisted T. $4,200 was paid out in the ladies division. The youngest ABBI members put on a strong showing in the junior division with $8,000 paid out to the kids. Cassidy McLaughlin’s bull Apollo Dinero racked up another event win for the season with an 87.5. Bone Shaker from Damien Sanchez was second with an 85.83 and the Ham siblings’ Dale Yeah earned an 85.5 for third. “ABBI wants to thank everyone who came out and participated and we hope to see many of these same bulls at the World Finals in Las Vegas this fall,” said Daugherty.
Big Winner at American Heritage East ABBI’s last event of the AH Trifecta took place July 15 with 135 bucking bulls competing amongst the various divisions. Jerome and Tiffany Davis once again played host and producer for the annual American Heritage East event held in Archdale, N.C. at the Davis Rodeo Ranch Arena.
Cord McCoy and Lance Bloyd’s bull I’m Legit Too snagged third with an 89.5 point score. In fourth was Tomlin/Allen/Mills/The Jaynes Gang’s Marty with 89. Rounding out the Top 5 with an 88.5 was C13 Brutal from Duello/Buck/D&H. AH East paid 17 holes, for a total of $73,370.
The biggest winner of the weekend was 49CStonebreaker from DH Cattle Co./Flinn was was double entered in both the AH East and Open Futurity classes. His score of 90 earned him $23,000 between the two top-place finishes. In second at AH East was another D&H bull, 31C Ain’t Easy Being Me, who got a check for over $11,000 dollars for the Pages and their partner Moore with his score of 89.75.
The Open division saw many repeat money earners with the Reserve Champion once again being 31C Ain’t Easy Being Me. In third was I’m Legit Too. Fourth was Marty and fifth was 28C Newsom with an 87.5 for D&H/444. Over $10,000 was paid out to the top seven scorers. In the Limited Futurity, it was Creekbend 55 from Whitney Buskirk who was crowned champion with an 83. Snapback from Leigh Taylor and Twisted T Livestock was second with 82.75, with the last money spot belonging to Big Jim form Cord McCoy/Tobin who scored an 82.5. With an 86.25 for Angie Patterson, Little Tucker took first for the ladies division. Second place belonged to Karley Page’s 37C Udder Brother with an 83. For the 3-year-old bulls it was Money Talks whose score of 91 was worth $3,600 for D&H/Buck. The Derby’s Reserve Champion was Joker’s Wild from 01/Schroeder with an 89. Splitting third with scores of 86.75 were Ninja Kicks (Cord McCoy/K Bar C) and FS411 (Ronnie Chism). CO Cattle’s 59B snagged fifth with an 86. 1A4 took home the Derby’s last paycheck with an 85.75 for Creekbend/McMullen. Visit AmericanBuckingBull.com for complete AH results and payouts.
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2017 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
SEPTEMBER 1 - 2
TRES PINOS, CA - CO SANCTIONED | FUTURITY, DERBY, CLASSIC
ARCHDALE, NC | 3D FUTURITY, COWGIRL’S FUTURITY, CLASSIC
GOLD COAST BUCKING BULL ASSOCIATION ROY HODGES
DECATUR, TX SATURDAY 9AM — JUNIOR FINALS, YEARLING, COWGIRL’S, LIMITED, OPEN SATURDAY 7PM — DERBY, MATURITY
BUCKERS UNLIMITED LLC
ARCHDALE, NC PBR TOURING PRO DIVISION
WINSTAR WORLD CASINO AND RESORT INVITATIONAL THACKERVILLE, OK | BFTS CLASSIC
BRUSH, CO — CO SANCTIONED | YEARLING, FUTURITY, DERBY, CLASSIC
BUCKERS UNLIMITED LLC
PBR VELOCITY TOUR ALLEN, TX | CLASSIC
LIGHTNING C FUTURITY
CLAREMORE, OK — 10AM | LIMITED FUTURITY, FUTURITY
EXPRESS EMPLOYMENT PROFESSIONALS CLASSIC TULSA, OK | BFTS CLASSIC
WEST SENECA, OK (BORDERTOWN) | YEARLING, NON-WINNER FUTURITY FT. LUPTON, CO — CO SANCTIONED | YEARLING & FUTURITY
SEPTEMBER 8 - 10 PFI INVITATIONAL
SPRINGFIELD, MO | FUTURITY, LIMITED FUTURITY, BFTS SUPER CLASSIC, MATURITY
HIGH DESERT BUCKING BULL ASSOCIATION
TWOBULLS YEARLING WILDCARD
THE BACKYARD BUCKERS
THE BACKYARD BUCKERS
CHENEY, WA — CO SANCTIONED | FUTURITY, DERBY, CLASSIC BIG ISLAND, VA — CO SANCTIONED | FUTURITY
BURBANK, OH — CO SANCTIONED | 330-624-7205
DUNCAN, OK | OPEN YEARLING PREVIEW, YEARLING WILDCARD, FUTURITY WILDCARD FUTURITY
TRINITY, NC - CO SANCTIONED
BUCKERS UNLIMITED LLC FINALS
STERLING, CO — CO SANCTIONED | YEARLING, FUTURITY, DERBY, CLASSIC
UNITED BUCKING BULL INC
WEST SENECA, OK (BORDERTOWN) | FUTURITY, DERBY, CLASSIC PALESTINE, TX — CO SANCTIONED | FUTURITY
AUGUST 24 - 25
WEST SENECA, OK (BORDERTOWN) | FUTURITY, DERBY, CLASSIC
ALEX, OK — CO SANCTIONED | 918-960-1476 THURSDAY — FUTURITY FRIDAY — YEARLING
LAS VEGAS, NV — CO SANCTIONED | FUTURITY, CLASSIC
DOXA EXTREME RODEO
WESTERN STATES BUCKING BULL ASSOCIATION FINALS
WESTERN STATES BUCKING BULL ASSOCIATION IDAHO FALLS, ID — CO SANCTIONED | FUTURITY, CLASSIC
MIDWEST BUCKING BULL ASSOCIATION
COLOME, SD — CO SANCTIONED | YEARLING, FUTURITY, CLASSIC, MATURITY
OCTOBER 27 - NOVEMBER 5
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