PHOTOS: Field set for World-Famous Suicide Race

Halfway down the Suicide Race hill during heat 1 of runoffs finds, from left, Oliver Pakootas on Onyx (12), Riley Prescott on Mufasa (9), Tyler Peasley on Spade (10) and Loren Marchand on Big Bucks (3).

Photo by Al Camp
Halfway down the Suicide Race hill during heat 1 of runoffs finds, from left, Oliver Pakootas on Onyx (12), Riley Prescott on Mufasa (9), Tyler Peasley on Spade (10) and Loren Marchand on Big Bucks (3).



— The final 20-horse field for this week's 81st World-Famous Suicide Race was settled following two runoff races Sunday.

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Larry Peasley fixes a shoe on a horse before being an outrider for the World-Famous Suicide Race.

Runoffs were needed to get the race to 20 horses after 24 had met vet, swim and hill tests and paid to enter races to be competed after each of the four Omak Stampede rodeos Thursday through Sunday.

This week's Chronicle includes a story and photos.

2016 Race Qualifiers

(place, horse, owner, jockey, sponsor)

1, AMP, Milo Pakootas Sr., Josh Cate, Willie Womer.

2, Big Bucks, Clifford Louie, Loren Marchand.

3, Bo Shay, Angel Vargas, no final jockey named, Burgendy Day.

4, Bugz, Louie Castro, Alex McCraigie, Keaton Construction.

5, Bullet, Don Frazier, Brandon Meise.

6, Candy Man, Suzanne McKinney, Aaron Sutton.

7, Diamond, Kevin Carden, Daniel Trevino, Cates & Erb.

8, Eagle Boy, George Marchand, Scott Abrahamson, Flowers and Sons LLC.

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Horses in the first heat of runoff races Sunday cross the Highway 97 bridge.

9, Jackpot, Bronson Peterson, Edward Marchand, Peterson Family.

10, Jim Creek, The Harrys, Josh Harry, Carolsue Martin, Ted Martin, Kalea Benson, Stella Speedis.

11, Lariat, Charles McKinney, Tarren Meusy.

12, Mufasa, Zane Marchand, Riley Prescott.

13, Red Cloud, Lacy and PJ Pakootas, Levi Brotherton, JRD Construction.

14, Ronnie Red, Tara Marchand, Mathew Pakootas Jr., Truckland.

15, SKARTAR, Ryan Cate, Ryan Cate, Stan Carter Construction.

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Outrider Tom "Stretch" Best comes down the Suicide Race hill prior to the start of heat 1 runoff race Sunday.

16, Spade, Montana Pakootas, Tyler Peasley, Sunflower Graphics.

17, Spirit, Milo Pakootas Sr., Milo Pakootas Jr., Sheila and Missy Pakootas.

18, Stormy, Casey Nissen, Casey Nissen, The Sage Shop.

19, Wind Walker, Albert and Marilee Seymour, Henry LaCourse.

20, Woosta, Blake Marchand, BeauDeen Adolph, Herriman Speedy Tank.

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Frontrunners clear the top of the Suicide Race hill during heat 1 of runoff races Sunday in Omak. They include, from left, Edward Marchand on Jackpot, Oliver Pakootas on Onyx, Rile Prescott on Mufasa, Tyler Peasley on Spade, Alex McCraigie on Bugz, Josh Cate on AMP and Loren Marchand on Big Bucks.

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Oliver Pakootas on Onyx, fourth from right, stumbles racing along the shoreline and loses lead in heat 1 of runoff races Sunday in qualifying horses for the World-Famous Suicide Race.

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The field heads down the Suicide Race hill during heat 2 of runoff races in Omak on Sunday to reduce the field to a final 20 horses. Leading the way are No. 10 Ryan Cate on SKARTAR and No. 6 Scott Abrahamson on Eagle Boy, which tied for the overall championship with Taz last year. Taz was retired this spring.

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BeauDeen Adolph, in pink and green hat (No. 4) on Wootsta takes a swipe at Ryan Cate on SKARTAR during heat 2 of runoff races Sunday. Also pictured are No. 12 Milo Pakootas Jr. on Spirit, o. 9 Mathew Pakootas Jr. on Ronnie Red and No, 5 Aaron Sutton on Candy Man.

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Scott Abrahamson on Eagle Boy passes Ryan Cate on SKARTAR as horses head for the ramp that leads to the finish line in the Omak Stampede arena.

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Levi Brotherton on Red Cloud (No. 7) passes Mathew Pakootas Jr. on Ronnie Red (No. 9) along the dike before heading up ramp to the finish line.

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Three jockeys attempt to get their horses in the first 10 to finish heat 2 of a runoff Sunday for the World-Famous Suicide Race. From left are Rich Terbasket on Chisum, Waylon Timentwa (glasses loose) on German and Daniel Trevino on Diamond.

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Lakiyah Wolfe, 4, Omak, gets a ride on Oakey as it cools off in the paddock area led by Darla Carden. Uncle Kevin Carden was an outrider on the horse during runoff races,



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