Sport

Cowboys face double trouble in back-to-back rodeos

Jared Borghero on Hazard in the open bull ride at the Great Western Hotel New Year's Eve Rodeo. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Jared Borghero on Hazard in the open bull ride at the Great Western Hotel New Year's Eve Rodeo. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

RODEO: The cowboys are back in town for a double-header rodeo this weekend keen to get their 2013 campaigns on track.

Round two of the Good Guys Young Guns series tomorrow night will kick start the back-to-back rodeos.

Competitors will mount up again on Saturday when they thrash it out in the arena in the first round of the DC Motors Nissan Top Guns series.

Last year's open bull ride winner Jared Borghero has returned to vie for a second consecutive title in the Top Guns series, along with the open bull ride runner-up Steve Corrie, who will be trying to go one better this time around.

"Brett Cross is also returning after winning last year's bareback ride, and a trip to the United States," rodeo organiser Brian Duggan said.

"We are expecting big turnouts to both events as the cowboys are keen to get two rides in."

Entries for the rodeos closed last night and Duggan said he expected a large number of cowboys to take part this weekend after a solid turnout of 100 cowboys contested round one of the Young Guns series earlier this month.

Bluff's Jesse Beak shaped up like an early contender in the Young Guns rookie bull ride, while Jacob Watson was strong in the poddy ride and is rated one to watch for.

Ambrose Masefield will also be looking to improve on last year's results, where he finished runner-up in both the Young Guns and Top Guns steer ride events.

"He will be trying to get a win this time around," Duggan said.

The Young Guns series is in its fourth year and features the region's top junior and rookie riders.

The Top Guns series, in only its second year and featuring Central Queensland's best open competitors along with junior and rookie cowboys, has proven popular with crowds.

Duggan said he hoped the appeal of a double-header would attract a good crowd on both nights. The rodeos get underway at 7pm, at Rockhampton's Great Western Hotel.

Rodeo Action

What: The Good Guys Young Guns, round two; DC Motors Nissan Top Guns, round one

Where: Rockhampton's Great Western Hotel

When: Young Guns, tomorrow 7pm; Top Guns, Saturday 7pm

Who: Central Queensland's top cowboys and cowgirls

Topics:  great western hotel, young guns




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Move over Thermomix, there's another gadget creating a storm

The Thermomix has a new rival in Australia

Another gadget on the market that could surpass the Thermomix

Rocky med students take a stand against offshore processing

MEDICAL STUDENTS studying at the University of Queensland Rockhampton Clinical School took a stand over the weekend to participate in the national online #BringThemHere photo campaign to show the Australian Government their concern over the current treatment of asylum seekers and call for an end to offshore processing. Photo Contributed

'We will be doctors in the next two years'

Latest deals and offers

Rocky hospital waiting lists down

Queensland Health Minister was in Rockhampton to congratulate hospital staff for...

Qld Health Minister on Rocky Hosp parking

Queensland Health Minister, Cameron Dick, talks about the carpark issue at the...

Capricorn Segways at CQ Mega Lifestyle Expo

DREAM TEAM: Geri and Dani Simpson promote Capricorn Segways at CQ Mega Lifestyle Expo on the weekend.

Dani and Geri Simpson from Capricorn Segways at CQ Mega Lifestyle Expo on the...

Own Sunshine Coast property? You’re about to make money

UP AND UP: Property owners are likely to win from rent and price increases but tenants and first home buyers might not be so happy. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Good new for property owners, not so good for buyers and tenants.

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked