Photos by Kenneth Springer

December 10, 2019 — Las Vegas — Amberleigh Moore and CP Dark Moon have hit their stride inside the Thomas and Mack Center arena. The duo from Salem, Oregon, conquered Round Six with the fastest time of the 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo barrel racing thus far with a 13.55. After two downed barrels in Round One, Moore and “Paige” have come back with a vengeance to move from No. 12 in the world standings coming into the NFR to second in the world after tonight’s round win.

“It felt simply amazing,” Moore said. “I was second out on the ground, so I knew I had to use that to my advantage, and Paige was in a mood tonight and I wasn’t sure what I was going to get tonight—if she was going to go in and give me her mood and short me or if she was going to go in and crank one out. Lucky for me, she went in there and cranked one out, so it felt amazing.”

While Moore moved into the No. 2 position in the world standings, she says doesn’t pay much attention to the results.

“After hitting [barrels] in the first go, it kind of took that pressure off and I’m just out there running one run at a time, one round at a time, and it doesn’t matter where the cards fall because Paige is doing what Paige loves to do,” Moore said.

With only four rounds left, the aggregate is becoming even more important for how the world standings will shake out representing a lucrative amount of money up for grabs. A total of $253,846.15 is guaranteed to be paid out in the aggregate, awarding the winner with $67,269.23. As of Round Six, the world championship will ultimately rely heavily on the aggregate payout. Currently, Emily Miller holds onto her lead in the aggregate with 83.01 on six runs.

Average Payout: $253,846.15

  1. $67,269.23
  2. $54,576.92
  3. $43,153.85
  4. $31,730.77
  5. $22,846.15
  6. $16,500
  7. $11,423.08
  8. $6,346.15

Reigning world champion Hailey Kinsel Lockwood took over the lead in the world standings after Round Six—not including the projected aggregate payout—after finishing third in Round Six with a 13.70, worth $15,653.85. Lockwood currently sits sixth in the aggregate with four runs to go.

Hailey Kinsel Lockwood turning the first barrel
Hailey Kinsel Lockwood and DM Sissy Hayday finish third in Round Six moving them into the No. 1 position in the world standings. Photo by Kenneth Springer. This photo is property of BHN and Kenneth Springer and is not for use on any platform, web or print, without express written permission from the publication and the photographer.

Round Six Results

  1. Amberleigh Moore, CP Dark Moon, 13.55, $26,230.77
  2. Ivy Conrado Saebens, KN Fabs Gift Of Fame, 13.69, $20,730.77
  3. Hailey Kinsel Lockwood, DM Sissy Hayday, 13.70, $15,653.85
  4. Shali Lord, Freckles Ta Fame, 13.85 $11,000
  5. Cheyenne Wimberley VQ Sucker Punch, 13.87, $6,769.23
  6. Nellie Miller, Rafter W Minnie Reba, 13.88, $4,230.77
  7. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Ima Famous Babe, 13.95
  8. Lisa Lockhart, Rosas Cantina CC, 14.00
  9. Dona Kay Rule, High Valor, 14.02
  10. Ericka Nelson, Goodfrenchmanfriday, 14.10
  11. Emiily Miller, Namgis D 33, 14.42
  12. Jessica Routier, Fiery Miss West, 18.80*
  13. Lacinda Rose, RR Meradas Real Deal, 19.05*
  14. Jennifer Sharp, KR Famous Tequilla, 24.02**
  15. Stevi Hillman, One Perfect Ruby, NT* (broken pattern)

Aggregate Standings on Six Runs

  1. Emily Miller, 83.01
  2. Ivy Conrado Saebens, 83.05
  3. Nellie Miller, 83.77
  4. Shali Lord, 83.88
  5. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 83.96
  6. Hailey Kinsel Lockwood, 87.79
  7. Dona Kay Rule, 88.09
  8. Jessica Routier, 88.25
  9. Lisa Lockhart, 88.47
  10. Lacinda Rose, 89.86
  11. Amberleigh Moore, 92.14
  12. Ericka Nelson, 93.96
  13. Jennifer Sharp, 94.08
  14. Cheyenne Wimberley, 99.26
  15. Stevi Hillman, 84.51 on five runs

World Standings

  1. Hailey Kinsel Lockwood, $210,482.03
  2. Amberleigh Moore, $207,982.30
  3. Emily Miller, $196,990.89
  4. Lisa Lockhart, $181,313.19
  5. Nellie Miller, $179,841.27
  6. Dona Kay Rule, $174,622.88
  7. Ivy Conrado Saebens, $161,653.86
  8. Jessica Routier, $138,735.75
  9. Shali Lord, $132,775.59
  10. Stevi Hillman, $130,988.67
  11. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, $122,272.63
  12. Jennifer Sharp, $114,023.68
  13. Ericka Nelson, $110,202.47
  14. Cheyenne Wimberley, $107,130.08
  15. Lacinda Rose, $103,166.62

Kailey Sullins is editor of Barrel Horse News, and an avid barrel racer and breakaway roper. Email comments or questions to [email protected]

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