Black is the New Green in Championship Bull Riding

Black Betty, purchased by Mike Rawson in 2015, quickly became one of the best draws in Championship Bull Riding on a weekly basis. 12 times bull riders have scored 90 points or more on the storied bucking bull, but don’t take my word for it ask NFR qualifier Brennon Eldred. He and Betty teamed up in January to win the Hobbs Tuff Hedeman CBR event, but it was last July where the two made history.

Eldred was 4 for 4 going into the final round of the CBR World Finals, but so was Cody Teel and Joe Frost.

Betty took the Sulphur, Okla., cowboy for a 93-point ride in the muddy Shoot Out Round of the CBR World Finals and the explosive trip was exactly what Eldred needed to capture the CBR World Finals Average Champion title in Cheyenne.

While Black Betty is entered as one of Rawson’s team bulls in the Lufkin Bull Team Challenge, he has been selected by Tuff Hedeman for the final four Shoot Out round seven times on the Road to Cheyenne with two 93 point rides to his credit.

Besides Eldred, Chandler Bownds is the other CBR rider who has a special relationship with Betty. Chandler has drawn 846 six times and they are tied at three wins each.  So what makes this bull so special?

“He is amazing, the more you buck him the better he gets,” said owner Mike Rawson, the two-time and reigning CBR Stock Contractor of the Year and World Champion Bull Team owner.

With over 220 career outs, there is no denying that Black Betty, during his career, has dominated bucking bull arenas, leaderboards and association standings throughout the competitive industry. He won over $500,000 during his competitive career and is characterized by all that know him as a bull that loves his job. Those that have watched him thru the years claim he bucks the same today as he did six years ago as a two year old.

846 was the High Marked Ride score three times on the 2015 televised tour.

Carrying Chandler Bownds to a win on night one in Del Rio, Texas, Bownds had this to say about the great black bucker named Betty.

“He usually goes out and turns to the left, but tonight he switched it up and I had to hustle to adjust,” said Bownds just moments after his ride on Black Betty in Del Rio last year.

A grandson of the great Houdini on his sire side and Wild Fire on his dam side, the little black muley bull has been collecting paychecks since his two year old year when he was the Reserve Champion of the ABBI Futurity Finals. With a rider, he would go on to capture the top ranking as the number one United Bucking Bull Inc. bull for two consecutive years, win the rank bull competition two years consecutively in Del Rio and then go on to be one of the top marked bulls in Del Rio the following two years.

Of recorded outs on probullstats, Black Betty has nine winning outs as the top bull score of a round and 12 times he has taken a rider to the top score of

Sire: Nixon 51 by Houdini

Owner: Mike Rawson - Bred by Marvin Nixon