There will be bucking animals, real-life cowboys and a ute show to entertain everyone in Barooga this weekend — no bull.JESSICA GRIMBLE November 30, 2012 5:00am
There will be bucking animals, real-life cowboys and a ute show to entertain everyone in Barooga this weekend — no bull.
The Professional Bull Riding on the Murray Touring Pro Series, at Barooga Recreation Reserve on Saturday, is a qualifying event for the cup series in July.
About 40 cowboys including New Zealand champion Frazer Babbington, American Zack Brown and current Australian title leader Troy Wilkinson will take on other leading athletes — the bulls — at the event.
‘‘This is a rock show with bulls,’’ organiser Dean Miller said. ‘‘It’s an extreme sport — and the toughest sport on dirt.’’
Mr Miller said gates would open at noon and a ute show would start at 1
Rodeo Queen entrant Dani Quinsee, of Kyabram, will lead a barrel racing demonstration. There will be whip-cracking demonstrations, food and clothing stalls and entertainment — including a mechanical bull.
‘‘It is an event that people have never seen before. These blokes (the cowboys) are true athletes,’’ Mr Miller said.
The PBR bull riders have spent the past three months travelling thousands of kilometres striving to finish as the number one-ranked rider for the season — and secure a wild card position into the PBR world finals in Las Vegas.
A bull draw — matching bulls to sponsors — is at Barooga pub on Friday night from 7
Actor Matt Nable, of Underbelly: Badness fame will attend Saturday’s PBR and there will be filming for Nable’s new telemovie, Wrecking Ball — which depicts the story of a retired bull rider.
Police are asking for information about an assault in Shepparton that left a man with serious facial injuries and broken bones last month.
The 2014 Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival has been hailed a huge success by organisers and participants alike.
The fifth annual King Billy Retreat Open Garden Party will be held at Rushworth on Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Emily Umbers has been helping members of the Maasai community to get a toilet.
St Joseph’s Primary School students took part in an extended after-school stay.
Fraser sure has aces in spades
A great day brought big numbers to Station St in Seymour.
Finley's Mark Whiley has been traded from the GWS Giants to Carlton - the club he has supported all his life.
Nominations are being sought for the annual Axedale CWA community youth award.
Access to Ulupna Island has been blocked at key points, leaving local residents and businesses rallying for a re-opening in a bid to save tourism dollars.
Deniliquin McDonald's raised more than $1300 for McHappy Day on Saturday.
Up to14 new full-time jobs will be created at Pactum Dairy Group in Shepparton, with the company set to embark on an $18million expansion at its factory.
Alma Nungarrayi Granites is the most successful of the Warlukurlangu artists who still live at Yuendumu and enjoys teaching children about aboriginal culture and art.
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