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San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo: Kaycee Feild’s record bareback ride

SAN ANTONIO – Bareback rider Kaycee Feild knew he had the potential for something special on JK Rodeo’s Multi-Chem Brother in the short round at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, a Gold rodeo on the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour presented by Justin Boots.

The result was nothing short of spectacular.

Feild set an arena record with 93 points – one shy of the PRCA world record – to win the round and the San Antonio title.

Feild consulted Jessy Davis (the previous San Antonio record holder) about the horse and was excited to hear that Davis had already put up two scores in the 90s on him.

“(Davis) told me that all I needed to worry about was being 90,” Feild said. “So, I was going to bear down and go for the win, and it turned out pretty well.”

As Feild took a victory lap around the arena, each section of the AT&T Center stood and applauded him for his efforts, an experience that put a big smile on the 23-year-old’s face.

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“Man, that’s pretty awesome,” Feild said. “I don’t like being in front of an audience, but I’d like to do that again. That was pretty neat.”

The ride also marked a return to prominence for Brother, who was making his fourth trip out after missing a year of action due to a right front pastern joint injury (located above the hoof) sustained after the rodeo in Odessa, TX. Brother was taken to Texas A&M University, where doctors put in a plate and six screws to stabilize the leg.

Feild’s ride overshadowed a world-record rematch between Tilden Hooper and Classic Pro Rodeo’s Big Tex. After combining for 94 points last summer in Silver City, NM, Hooper went for 89 points and second place.

The other roughstock events featured repeat winners, as bull rider Ardie Maier used a 92-point ride on Four L and Diamond S Rodeo’s Palm Springs to win his second consecutive San Antonio title. Saddle bronc rider Heith DeMoss won his second buckle in three years with an 88-point ride on Kesler Championship Rodeo’s Starburst.

For all the accomplishments in his Hall of Fame-caliber career, a tie-down roping win in San Antonio had eluded Cody Ohl until Saturday night. The six-time world champion won the short round with a 7.4-second run.

Missing the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo last year for the first time in seven years has motivated steer wrestler Stockton Graves, who won the short round and the title with a 3.8-second run.

After years of not having any luck in San Antonio, Chad Masters and Jade Corkill saw a reversal of fortune in the team roping. They started the round with a 4.5-second run that ultimately could not be matched, giving them their second 2011 Gold Tour win in as many events; they also won in Kansas City last October.

Eight-time World Champion All-Around Cowboy Trevor Brazile won the steer roping average by placing in all three rounds – including a win in the finals to bank $24,060. With his prize money from team roping and tie-down roping, also claimed the San Antonio all-around title with $31,838.

Britany Fleck won the barrel racing by the slimmest of margins – one cent – over Jill Moody. The two actually tied for the short-round win, as well, with matching 13.74-second runs. But when the total money for the rodeo was added up, Fleck finished with $14,519.17, while Moody finished with $14,519.16.

The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, winner of the PRCA Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year Award for the past six seasons, shattered its attendance record by more than 83,000 with a total of 1,437,316 over the Feb. 3-20 run of the show.

SAN ANTONIO – Bareback rider Kaycee Feild knew he had the potential for something special on JK Rodeo’s Multi-Chem Brother in the short round at the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, a Gold rodeo on the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour presented by Justin Boots.

The result was nothing short of spectacular.

Feild set an arena record with 93 points – one shy of the PRCA world record – to win the round and the San Antonio title.

Feild consulted Jessy Davis (the previous San Antonio record holder) about the horse and was excited to hear that Davis had already put up two scores in the 90s on him.

“(Davis) told me that all I needed to worry about was being 90,” Feild said. “So, I was going to bear down and go for the win, and it turned out pretty well.”

As Feild took a victory lap around the arena, each section of the AT&T Center stood and applauded him for his efforts, an experience that put a big smile on the 23-year-old’s face.

“Man, that’s pretty awesome,” Feild said. “I don’t like being in front of an audience, but I’d like to do that again. That was pretty neat.”

The ride also marked a return to prominence for Brother, who was making his fourth trip out after missing a year of action due to a right front pastern joint injury (located above the hoof) sustained after the rodeo in Odessa, TX. Brother was taken to Texas A&M University, where doctors put in a plate and six screws to stabilize the leg.

Feild’s ride overshadowed a world-record rematch between Tilden Hooper and Classic Pro Rodeo’s Big Tex. After combining for 94 points last summer in Silver City, NM, Hooper went for 89 points and second place.

The other roughstock events featured repeat winners, as bull rider Ardie Maier used a 92-point ride on Four L and Diamond S Rodeo’s Palm Springs to win his second consecutive San Antonio title. Saddle bronc rider Heith DeMoss won his second buckle in three years with an 88-point ride on Kesler Championship Rodeo’s Starburst.

For all the accomplishments in his Hall of Fame-caliber career, a tie-down roping win in San Antonio had eluded Cody Ohl until Saturday night. The six-time world champion won the short round with a 7.4-second run.

Missing the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo last year for the first time in seven years has motivated steer wrestler Stockton Graves, who won the short round and the title with a 3.8-second run.

After years of not having any luck in San Antonio, Chad Masters and Jade Corkill saw a reversal of fortune in the team roping. They started the round with a 4.5-second run that ultimately could not be matched, giving them their second 2011 Gold Tour win in as many events; they also won in Kansas City last October.

Eight-time World Champion All-Around Cowboy Trevor Brazile won the steer roping average by placing in all three rounds – including a win in the finals to bank $24,060. With his prize money from team roping and tie-down roping, also claimed the San Antonio all-around title with $31,838.

Britany Fleck won the barrel racing by the slimmest of margins – one cent – over Jill Moody. The two actually tied for the short-round win, as well, with matching 13.74-second runs. But when the total money for the rodeo was added up, Fleck finished with $14,519.17, while Moody finished with $14,519.16.

The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, winner of the PRCA Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year Award for the past six seasons, shattered its attendance record by more than 83,000 with a total of 1,437,316 over the Feb. 3-20 run of the show.

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