Information provided courtesy Days of ’47 Cowboy Games and Rodeo by Ann Bleiker – Photos by Peggy Gander 

A total of 256 competitors will take their shot at a share of the $1 million in prize money and a Gold, Silver or Bronze medal awarded July 24. There are 32 competitors in each of the following events: bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding. The top two from each performance, along with two via the Wild Card category, will advance to the Gold Medal Round on July 24. The 10 competitors in each event in the Gold Medal Round will compete in a sudden-death format, with the winner collecting a Gold Medal and $50,000 cash.

 So far in the barrel racing Chani Graves, Sarah Rose McDonald, Lisa Lockhart, Lisa Thornton, Tammy Fischer and Lyndee Moser earned spots to the finals round. 

Veteran barrel racer Tammy Fischer led the way with a 17.37-second time in Performance 1, with 12-year old Lyndee Moser hot on her heels. Moser, of Las Vegas, Nevada, turned in a time of 17.43 seconds to advance to the Gold Medal Round aboard KG Cashin In On Beau, a twin sister of Kathy Grimes’ National Finals Rodeo horse KG Justiceweexpected. Whatever the outcome is Tuesday night, Moser will forever cherish tonight’s run as a true highlight in her career.

Fischer is riding a hot streak right now after finishing atop the leaderboard for all barrel racers over the Fourth of July, winning over $29,000 in a week. She is hoping to add another $50,000 to her bank account and a Gold Medal to her collection when the curtain closes on the event.

In Performance 2, it was good to be named Lisa in the barrel racing Friday night in Salt Lake City. Lisa Lockhart and An Oakie With Cash (“Louie”) finished atop the leaderboard with a 17.09-second run. In 2017, Lockhart of Oelrichs, S.D., won a bronze medal but would love to take home gold in 2018. She will be joined by Lisa Thornton of Plum, Texas, who finished in a time of 17.16.

Performance 3 saw Texas and Louisiana barrel racers finished 1-2. Chani Graves of Sulphur Springs, Texas, rode Im Little Bit Famous to the performance win in a time of 17.47 seconds. 2014 Women’s Professional Rodeo Association Rookie of the Year Sarah Rose McDonald of Gonzales, Louisiana, took second aboard Holland By (“Dutch”) with a time of 17.49 seconds. Both will take their first shot at a Gold Medal on July 24.

LisaLockhart Daysof47Rodeo2018 PeggyGanderLisa Lockhart and An Oakie With Cash (“Louie”) in round two. Days of ’47 Cowboy Games & Rodeo photo by Peggy Gander

Find the full results from the first three performances below. 

Performance 3 | July 21, 2018

1. Chani Graves, Sulphur Springs, Texas, 17.47 seconds, $3,200; 2. Sarah Rose McDonald, Gonzales, La., 17.49, $2,400; 3. Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas, 17.60, $1,600; 4. Barbara Millar, Mono, Ontario, 18.20, $800. Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Chani Graves and Sarah Rose McDonald

Performance 2 | July 20, 2018

1. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., 17.09 seconds, $3,200; 2. Lisa Thornton, Plum, Texas, 17.16, $2,400; 3. Katie Miller, Fletcher, Okla., 17.36, $1,600; 4. (tie) Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz., and Bobbi Grann, Sheyenne, N.D., 17.40, $400 each. Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Lisa Lockhart and Lisa Thornton

 Performance 1 | July 19, 2018

1. Tammy Fischer, 17.37 seconds, $3,200; 2. Lyndee Moser, Las Vegas, Nev., 17.43, $2,400; 3. Carmel Wright, Roy, Mont., 17.44, $1,600; 4. Kylie Weast, Comanche, Okla., 17.48, $800. Automatically advances to Gold Medal Round: Tammy Fischer and Lyndee Moser


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