Killarney rider wins at show
KILLARNEY bull rider Damien Clarke won the open bull ride at the Warwick Show on Saturday night.
Clarke won on a bull from the Frank Biddle string.
Only three riders made time in the open event.
Each of the nine riders jumped on two bulls on the night.
Goomburra rider Tim Tait won the steer ride.
Warwick rider Bianca Weier won the open and junior barrel races as organisers attracted large fields in both.
Organiser Terry Keogh was happy with the response to the re-introduction of rodeo to the show program.
“The rodeo went for two full hours,” Keogh said.
“It is always hard to get an event going after missing a year. We also clashed with the Dirranbandi Rodeo so found it hard to get bull riders.
“I hope we will again have a rodeo on the Saturday night of next year’s show.”
Meanwhile at Dirranbandi, Warwick cowboy Scott Glasby finished second in the open bull ride.
Glasby scored 80 to finish one point behind winner Martin Carlo, of Dayboro.
Tamworth cowboy Sam Knight won the open saddle bronc ride with 75.
There was more success for the New England in the bareback ride with Darren Clarke, of Quirindi, scoring 80 for victory.
Pro rodeo returns to Tamworth on Saturday night for the first time in a decade, and there are 312 nominations.