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Woosta slides into contention for Suicide Race title

The Wild Horse race lit up the Stampede arena Saturday night.

Photo by Al Camp
The Wild Horse race lit up the Stampede arena Saturday night.



— There will be quite the horse race Sunday in the final running of World-Famous Suicide Race after Eagle Boy, the leader after the first two races, failed to finish Saturday.

Eagle Boy dived a little too deep into the Okanogan River, dislodging jockey Scott Abrahamson, who did not finish.

Three horses tumbled down the Suicide Race hill - Spade with jockey Tyler Peasley that had been second in the overall standings, Jim Creek with new jockey Mose Ives, and Bullet with jockey Brandon Meise.

Peasley was taken to Mid-Valley Hospital with a hip injury.

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Woosta and jockey Loren Marchand take first in the Suicide Race Saturday night with Lariat and jockey Tarren Meusy finished second.

That left the door open for Woosta and jockey Loren Marchand, who finished first.

Right behind was Lariat with jockey Tarren Meusy.

Also shut out were the bull riders at the Omak Stampede rodeo.

Not one rider made it to the 8-second buzzer before a packed arena.

Will Stovall of Roberts, Mont., jumped to first in steer wrestling for the night with a 3.8-second run. That also put him first in overall.

Bareback riders continued to shine although low in numbers.

Of the three riders, two scored led by Colt Kitaiff with an 85 on Cajun Queen. For the first three nights, five of six riders scored.

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Dancers compete at the encampment Saturday.

There were 16 horses off the hill Saturday night, the same as on Friday night.

With the top 2 horses not finishing with points meant other horses crept closer, making it possible for a possible change at the top.

Eagle Boy, which tied for the overall title with Taz, which was retired this spring and is brought to the arena for the final time Sunday for a last bow, leads with 10 points - two firsts.

Spade remains second overall with 8 points and AMP third at 6 points.

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Former Stampede president George Dunckel carries U.S. flag during national anthem Saturday night.

There is now a two-way tie for fourth with 5 points each between Woosta with Loren Marchand (he rode Taz to 23 first place finishes) and SKARTAR, ridden by Ryan Cate.

The final of four PRCA rodeos Sunday starts at 2 p.m. with the Suicide Race taking off some time after 4 p.m.

Saturday Suicide Race results

(Place, horse, owner, jockey, sponsor, points)

1, Woosta, Blake Marchand, Loren Marchand, Herriman Speedy Tank, 5.

2, Lariat, Charles McKinney, Tarren Meusy. 4.

3, SKARTAR, Ryan Cate, Ryan Cate, Stan Carter Construction, 3.

4, Mufasa, Zane Marchand, Riley Prescott, 2.

5, Jackpot, Bronson Peterson, Edward Marchand, Peterson Family, 1.

Suicide points after three races:

1, Eagle Boy, George Marchand, Scott Abrahamson, Flowers and Sons LLC., 10 points.

2, Spade, Montana Pakootas, Tyler Peasley, Sunflower Graphics, 8.

3, AMP, Milo Pakootas Sr., Josh Cate, Willie Womer, 6.

4-5, Woosta, Blake Marchand, Loren Marchand, Herriman Speedy Tank, and SKARTAR, Ryan Cate, Ryan Cate, Stan Carter Construction, 5.

6, Lariat, Charles McKinney, Tarren Meusy. 4.

7, Jackpot, Bronson Peterson, Edward Marchand, Peterson Family, 3.

8-9 tie, Bugz, Louie Castro, Alex McCraigie, Keaton Construction; and Mufasa, Zane Marchand, Riley Prescott, 2.

Rodeo results Saturday

Steer wrestling: 1, Will Stovall, Roberts, Mont., 3.8 seconds. 2, Stephen Culling, Fort St. Jon, B.C., 4.5. 3, Taz Olson, Prairie City, S.D., 4.9.

Bareback: 1, Colt Kitaif, Tylertown, MS, 85. 2, Evan Jayne, Marseille, France, 80.

Team roping: 1, Clay Ullery, Two Hills, Alberta, and Riley Wilson, Cardston, Alberta, 4.8. 2, Jack Fischer, Ellensburg, and Brent Falon, Yakima, 6.2. 3, Tavis Stockdale, Portland, Ore., and Casey Hale, Tenino, 6.8.

Saddle bronc: 1, Cole Scott, Okotoks, Alberta, 87.5. 2, Jesse James Kirby, Dodge City, KS, 80.5. 3, Kade McLean, Paulina, Ore., 77.

Tie down roping: 1, Roger Novella, Redmond, Ore., 81. 2, Blair Burk, Durant, Okla., 82. 3, Jayce Johnson, Hempstead, Texas, 9.4.

Barrel racing: 1, Kim Schulze, Larkspur, Colo., 16.47. 2, Rose Jones, Quincy, 16.65. 3, Kim Smith, Touchet, 16.81

Bull riding: no qualified rides.



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