Gimme the Derby Wins!


My little red mare did just that in 2021 – Gave me two Tour Derby wins, and a BBR XTRA Tour Win – yeah, she won the whole thing! Which means an automatic bye into the BBR World Finals Short Round! 2021 was really good to us, and I look forward to having 3 derby horses in 2022, assuming the checkbook will allow it!

The Wins

Cosmo was the 2D Derby champion for the Prospector Challenge Series last summer in South Dakota.

She won the 2D Year End Derby Championship for The Barrel Bash. We traveled to 9 states total last year.

We started this Tour in March 2021 Hutchinson, Ks. From there we went to Chickasha, OK; Guthrie, OK; Fort Smith, AK; Topeka, KS, Broken Bow, NE; and finished in Pawhuska, OK. Pretty cool to win this championship with an almost $300 lead!

To win the BBR XTRA EQUI-RESP Series Tour, we competed in Rapid City, SD; Bowman, ND; and drove 1300 miles in 36 hours to Lincoln, NE (from where I was in Texas) to clinch the win. Honestly, were it not for my amazing friend Sarah, who pushed me to enter that one, I’d not have gone.

If we’d have been able to make the calendar work, we may have been able to make a top 5 finish in the Mid-West Tour as well, because we ended up winning the Extra series run at Topeka, Kansas. This mare has blessed me. I can’t wait to see where we clock in the Derby this year!

2022 Goals

The moral of this story is that this mare was consistent — she was consistently a second to a second and a half off, and there were a few jackpots last year where she was at the bottom of the 2D. I couldn’t be happier with how she’s progressing!

In the coming year our goals include speeding up our feet in a turn, clocking a half a second faster, and running my two other derby horses (I’ll introduce them in separate posts).

We will continue to do as much ranch work as our schedule permits and I’m hoping to get this mare roping some breakaway calves too!

What are your goals for 2022?

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