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Strategic Timing

Speed and consistency won the day at the 2016 Cinch Timed Event Championship, which took place March 4–6 at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Also known as the “Iron Man of Pro Rodeo,” contestants compete in a brutal five-round competition that pits the best of the best against each other in heading, heeling, bulldogging, steer tripping and tie-down roping.

Trevor Brazile earned second place in a tight race with Paul David Tierney, taking home a check for $25,000 as well as a $2,500 bonus for tying for fifth-fastest round. Trevor, who has won the Timed Event Championship a record seven times and holds the record for Timed Event Championship earnings at $776,500, relied on his trusty Paint heading horse Pine Time Boogie to help him clinch his checks. The 2001 solid brown stallion is by Pine Time and out of Tender Moments and was bred by Franklin Black of Madison, South Dakota.

“Boogie” is no stranger to the limelight, having made trips to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2013 and 2014 as well as many other major team-roping events.

“He just makes my job easy. He’s one of those few horses that feel good enough to use in Las Vegas, but you can turn around and ride him at the Bob Feist Invitational or Cheyenne or Salinas. I haven’t had very many that I felt were my best option at every event,” Trevor said in a 2014 Spin To Win magazine interview.

Boogie wasn’t the only Paint put to work at the 2016 Timed Event Championship, however. Jake Smith headed for his brother, Clay, in the heeling aboard Gay Bars Oreo, a 2003 black tovero gelding by Gay Bar Matthew (QH) and out of Flying Velvet Bars. Jake has had “Spud” for four years and used him at numerous Timed Event Championships.

“We’ve always had a couple Paints around. We’ve roped calves on him at several places, and he works well for my little brother who rides him, and my fiancé rides him at all-girl ropings. He’s been a good horse for us,” Jake said.

Although Jake admits to getting a little nervous before rounds, he enjoys roping with his brother at a world-class facility like the Lazy E.

“At the Timed Event, the helper’s a big part of it. It’s a scary deal, but I was glad to help my brother there. I always like going up there, and it always makes me feel good that he wants me to help him there and he trusts me that much,” Jake said. “The Lazy E is a great facility, and everybody likes going there. It’s a fun event to watch, too. There’s no other event like the Timed Event Championship.”

For complete results from the 2016 Cinch Timed Event Championship, click here.


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