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Barrel racing’s best Sunday

$1K added money sweetens pot for winning rider


Look for top horse and rider teams to turn in some fast times Sunday, December 11, at the McClain County Fairgrounds.

The annual barrel race competition hosted by Indian Territory Roundup Club returns to benefit McClain County Operation Christmas.

In addition to the cash entry fee, riders must also donate a new, unwrapped toy for the charity.

Starting at 1 p.m., riders have the option of making exhibition runs. The cost to exhibitors will be $4 for one run or three for $10.

Barrel racers will make a single run when the competition starts at 2:30 p.m.

Nine business sponsors for the event are providing $1,000 added money which will be paid to riders making the fastest time through the cloverleaf pattern.

Those sponsors are McClain Bank, Bill Johnson Roofing, K.D. Arnold Trucking, Windy Chevrolet,Ted Cox CPA, Bravo’s Mexican Grill, First United Bank, Zeck Ford and Comanche Construction.

Top times will earn riders shares of  80 percent of the cash entry fees.

The club will donate the remaining 20 percent of entry fees to McClain County Operation Christmas.

In addition to the new toys, club spokesman Butch Biby said Operation Christmas also needs new clothing for older children.

McClain County Operation Christmas recipients will pick up gifts and food baskets on Friday, December 16, at the Purcell Multi-Purpose Building.


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