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.
Leukaemia diagnosis for Shepparton boy Travis Lamont, 17, hits his family hard.
Yarrawonga Football Netball Club senior footballer Jeremy O’Brien celebrated his 200th senior Ovens and Murray Football Netball League game against the Wodonga Bulldogs on Saturday.
The trip to Deakin Reserve pitted the fourth-placed Bulldogs up against sixth-placed Demons in a vital match to consolidate a finals berth.
Wemba Wemba, Ngandjon-jji and Yorta Yorta man Clayton Murray-Mitchell is planning a two-day festival in Moama featuring Archie Roach and Kevin Kropinyeri.
Sergeant Dale Simm of Rochester police is warning the public to be wary of phone calls offering all sorts of great prizes.
100 days at Tongala Primary.
Mark Grainger cannot believe his luck after suffering a heart attack on the day a new drug was approved to be administered by paramedics.
A man who attempted, but failed miserebly, to rob the Tocumwal Pie Shed is still on the run from police.
District residents judge the top releases from the Heathcote wine region during the second annual Heathcote Wine Show on the weekend.
A sporting precinct has emerged as the main driver behind merger of Cobram and Victory soccer clubs.
A top-three finish is on the cards for the Deni Rovers after they knocked off Jerilderie on Saturday.
Innovative irrigators are being encouraged to apply for a 2014 Rural Water Award and the chance to win a $2000 cash prize.
Three Benalla residents are speaking up to bring the issue of youth homelessness into the spotlight.
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