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