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07.13.2014
JQH Bucking Bulls Wins the Fourth Stop of the CBR Championship Futurity Tour

JQH Bucking Bulls Wins the Fourth Stop of the CBR Championship Futurity Tour

MYRTLE SPRINGS, Texas - (July 12, 2014) –A man from the Texas Panhandle who’s pet peeve is not closing gates, was extremely happy about the three gates that were opened for him Saturday on the final stop of the regular season of the CBR Championship Futurity Tour (CFT).

A total of $37,500 in prize money was awarded to five futurity teams with the top honors going to JQH Bucking Bulls owned by Skip and Elaine Jones, Amarillo, Texas, with a total team score of 262.75. 

The Breeders Bull Games division of the CFT hosted the twenty-team challenge for two-year-old bucking bulls at the Austin Ranch just outside of Myrtle Springs, Texas.  Twenty teams of three bulls each competed for the $20,000 first place cash prize, a championship buckle and a guaranteed qualifying slot for the tour’s World Finals to be held October 4th in Conroe, Texas, at the Lonestar Expo Center.

Bucking in the last position on the draw sheet, the Jones’ bucked two of the same calves from the previous CFT competition, but accredited their win to making some key adjustments.

“It is very hard to put together a team of three consistent two year olds, claimed Jones. We re-tooled our team by partnering on a new bull, practicing with 217 until his trip became regular, and changing the delivery side for 201, our third bull,” said Jones.    

Leading the Amarillo, Texas based team was the high marked bull of the May 24th competition, bull #279 Bottoms Up, with a total score of 88.75. Bottoms Up, raised by Mitch Terrell, Ardmore, Okla., has already banked over $85,000 this year from competitive aged events earnings.  A son of the bucking bull great El Presidente, 279 is a bull that Jones admits is hard to get out of the chutes, but is worth the effort. The spotted bull exhibited great strength and height with his ability to turn back quickly while bucking steady with near perfect timing.

Bucking next was J201, a son of Page’s Down Time and out of a cow that is a full sister to Page’s Shepard Hills Tested. J201 was appropriately named, raised and trained (in that order) by JQH. “We bought his mother and we were on the way home and pulled over at a McDonald’s near Wheeler, Texas. Elaine went to check on the newly acquired cow and called me to the back of the rig,” said Jones while on the way home from his first CBR Futurity win.  With the feet of the calf already showing, Jones called a local vet emergency service not a moment too soon. The veterinarian arrived just in time to deliver the calf in the trailer, hence the name Trailer Trash.

Bringing up the rear was Johnson 217, a great calf belonging to Mike Johnson, one of JQH’s partners and mentors in the bull business.

“217 was the one we re-tooled, he had a dummy hang to him earlier this year and we have not been able to predict his trip after that,” continued Jones.

Believing practice makes perfect and hard work trumps all, Jones said they consistently bucked him, maybe six times in the last ten days, to try and get him back to his pre hang-up trips.

Striving for excellence in all that they do, Jones said he is thankful each and every time he receives a check at one of these highly competitive events. This is the first CFT Futurity Championship buckle for JQH and partner Mike Johnson.

The Amarillo couple who is competitive in all facets of Championship Bull Riding is well known for their champion cutting horses, bucking horses and is headed for Cheyenne next week with their Million Dollar Bull Team Challenge team. Winning two events the JQH “big bull” team finished an impressive second place on the highly competitive televised Road to Cheyenne team competition.

The highest bull score of the day was #25 Lumpy, owned by John Donaho and Jim Murff of DAM Cattle Company, with a combined four judge score of 89.25 points.

CBR CFT Futurity BBG Results 

1, JQH 262.75, $20,000. 2, DAM Cattle Co, 259.50, $7,000. 3, Dennis & Jan Owens, 256.25, $5,000. 4, Rocking R, 252.00, $3,000. 5. Bulls Gone Wild 251.25, $2,500.

For more information contact Leigh Ann Schroeder at 940.902.1112 or leighann@theshortround.com.

For additional information regarding the Championship Futurity Tour, contact Kay-Lee Pearson at the CBR Office 817-626-2855.                                              


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