JULY 8, 2019, Calgary, Alberta, Canada — Ivy Conrado and KN Fabs Gift Of Fame ran a smoking 17.010 in the final barrel racing performance of Pool A at the Calgary Stampede, winning the pool with $17,500 and securing a spot in Showdown Sunday. Conrado’s time nipped at the heels of Calgary’s arena record 16.99, set by 2017 Calgary champs Tiany Schuster and Show Mance that same year.

Nellie Miller turning the barrel at Calgary
Finishing second in Pool A with $17,000, Nellie Williams Miller rode Rafter W Minnie Reba (2008 mare, KS Cash N Fame x Espuela Roan x Blue Light Ike), bred and raised by Nellie and her father Sam Williams. Photo by Raelene Paradis.

Pool A saw complete domination from Conrado and “J-Lo” and Nellie Williams Miller and Rafter W Minnie Reba, as Conrado won Perf 1 and finished second in Perf 3 to Miller and “Sister.” Miller also won Perf 2 and finished fourth in Perf 4, ultimately finishing second in Pool A with $17,000.

Pool B, which includes Hailey Kinsel, Taci Bettis, Lisa Lockhart, Brittany Pozzi and more, kicks off at 2:30 p.m. CT on July 9. The top four money earners from each pool will advance to the Showdown, where the winner will leave with $100,000, and those who did not advance will get another shot in the Wild Card round Saturday.

Find complete results, draw and schedule here.

LIVE STREAM the Stampede here.

Thanks to Billie-Jean Duff and Raelene Paradis for the photos and updates from Calgary.


Blanche Schaefer is an avid barrel racer and managing editor of Barrel Horse News. Email comments or questions to [email protected]


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