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By Blanche Schaefer

December 12, 2017 — Las Vegas, Nevada — Hailey Kinsel rode DM Sissy Hayday to victory in the sixth round of Wrangler National Finals Rodeo with a 13.49, the pair’s second go-round win of the week after setting a new arena record of 13.11 to win round three December 9. “Sister” is a 2011 mare by PC Frenchmans Hayday and out of Royal Sissy Irish by Royal Shake Em.

“There are a lot of good runs out there,” Kinsel said. “I didn’t have a lot of expectations coming into the NFR, and our game plan is to take one run at a time. This is just like 10 separate rodeos for me.”

No. 1 cowgirl Tiany Schuster and Show Mance placed second with a 13.52. With the round win, Kinsel moves from fourth in the world standings to second with $219,130. Schuster keeps her lead in the world standings with $281,108 in total earnings.


“It was really good for Tiany to take the lead [in the beginning of the round],” Kinsel said. “She deserves it. But we aren’t going to complain, you know?”

Kinsel could overtake Schuster for the world title if she continues to place in the rounds and stays clean to seal the aggregate title, as the aggregate pays more than $67,000.

“I don’t keep track of numbers at all,” Kinsel said. “As far as I’m concerned those last six runs haven’t happened, and I just have four more runs left to go this week.”

KinselRd6 webCotulla, Texas, cowgirl Hailey Kinsel and DM Sissy Hayday clocked a 13.49 to win round six of the 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Photo by Kenneth Springer

Kinsel also holds onto the No. 1 position in the aggregate race with a time of 81.24 on six runs. Ivy Conrado and KN Fabs Gift Of Fame (“J-Lo”) sit second with 82.29 on six.

Round Six:
1, Hailey Kinsel, 13.49, $26,231
2, Tiany Schuster, 13.52, $20,731
3, Tillar Murray, 13.63, $15,654
4, Taci Bettis, 13.72, $11,000
5/6, Ivy Conrado, 13.74, $3,667
5/6, Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 13.74, $3,667
5/6, Stevi Hillman, 13.74, $3,667
7, Sydni Blanchard, 13.77
8, Lisa Lockhart, 13.84
9, Nellie Miller, 13.93
10, Kassie Mowry, 13.96
11, Kathy Grimes, 14.15
12, Amberleigh Moore, 18.73*
13, Kimmie Wall, 19.10*
14, Kellie Collier, 19.50*
* denotes penalty

Aggregate on Six Runs:
1, Hailey Kinsel, 81.24
2, Ivy Conrado, 82.29
3, Nellie Miller, 82.56
4, Lisa Lockhart, 82.80
5, Kathy Grimes, 83.39
6, Tiany Schuster, 84.13
7, Tillar Murray, 87.91
8, Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 88.08
9, Kassie Mowry, 89.58
10, Kellie Collier, 92.06
11, Amberleigh Moore, 97.09
12, Sydni Blanchard, 104.77
13, Stevi Hillman, 108.52
14, Kimmie Wall, 108.99
15, Taci Bettis, 68.60 on five runs*
* denotes penalty

World Standings:
1, Tiany Schuster, $281,108
2, Hailey Kinsel, $219,130
3, Stevi Hillman, $199,619
4, Amberleigh Moore, $198,922
5, Nellie Miller, $188,768
6, Kassie Mowry, $166,624
7, Ivy Conrado, $151,290
8, Taci Bettis, $140,446
9, Kathy Grimes, $139,555
10, Lisa Lockhart, $138,397
11, Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, $138,327
12, Tillar Murray, $118,443
13, Sydni Blanchard, $108,131
14, Kellie Collier, $97,569
15, Kimmie Wall, $86,294

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