Brittany Pozzi and Yeah Im Famous topped the first go round of the Run for the Bucks 2D Futurity with a run of 14.398 seconds, topping reserve winners Caryn Henry and Pink Fame. The 4-year-old sorrel mare is out of a daughter of Shoot Yeah, like her main mount, Yeah Hes Fires (“Duke”). Pete Oen and Famous Blue Eyes placed third, with Ryann Pedone and Kiss This Guy coming in fourth and Carrie Thompson and Ronas Corona Girl rounding out the five paying places.

Henry claimed the 2D win aboard Miss Mango Tango, while Pozzi earned the reserve payout aboard Flittabuster.

Fifty of the best Youth riders from across the U.S. faced off in the World Barrel Racing Challenge qualifying round. The East and West teams were each whittled down from 25 to 10, with each team returning on Sunday to run as a single unit. The winning team will split a $50,000 payout. The qualifiers are listed below:

Team East
Brian Wheeler – 14.065
Maddie Montchal – 14.145
Sarah McDonald (Ga.) – 14.290
Katie Bridgers – 14.298
Mary Francis Gorsuch – 14.331
Trevor Pruitt – 14.347
Paris Jean – 14.375
Daniel Vaughn – 14.505
Blaise Bercegeay – 14.510
Taylor Carver – 14.560     

Team West
Darby Duncan – 14.249
Callie DuPerier – 14.366
Cadyn Luedemann – 14.494
Amber Scales – 14.499
Macy Ashford – 14.506
Jacqueline Stockton – 14.550
Tanna Furry – 14.583
Morgann McDonald – 14.612
Paige Wiseman – 14.657
Sidney Forrest – 14.668

Team USA was also trimmed from 25 to 10. They will face Team International in the World Barrel Racing Challenge Finals on Sunday. The team members are listed below:

Martha Josey – Captain
Brittany Pozzi – Captain
Erika Hodges – 14.052
Douglas Hall – 14.200
LaTricia Duke – 14.317
Emily Efurd – 14.348
Callie DuPerier – 14.366
Paris Jean – 14.375
Jennifer Peurrung – 14.375
Kassie Wise – 14.459


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