The Northern Territory news Tue 5 Jan 2010
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6 Northern Territory News, Tuesday, January 5, 2010 www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 5 -J A N -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 6 C O L O R : C M Y K NEWS Lots of bull stirs up blood, sweat and cheers WATER and mud were splashing high at Litchfields annual New Years Eve rodeo, where usually a cloud of dust shrouds the event. While rodeo fans mainly gathered at the pubs newly renovated Bull Bar to find shelter from the rain, bull riders from all over Australia could not be stopped from bucking their beasts out the chutes. With a muddy eightsecond ride, local cowboy Jim Carey, of Humpty Doo, scored first in the open bull ride, taking home more than $800 in prize money. Its awesome to go home with a win, the 22-year-old cowboy told the Northern Territory News. But I have to spend the prize money on a new bull rope my old one got a little too wet in the rain. Local barrel racer Mickaela Butt said she struggled keeping her horses feet on the ground when competing in the muddy barrel races but the rain didnt stop her from coming first, second and third in the juvenile, junior and open barrel races. The 13-year-old, who competed in her 10th year at Litchfield, said she had always loved being a part of the big rodeo family at Litchfield since she first started riding at the tender age of three. Everyone always has a great time, not matter if its hot or dry or wet competing in Litchfield means having a great time. ANNIE SANSON FLAT OUT: Eventual winner Jim Carey heads for terra firma after being bucked off by Achilles (above) I SEE YOU: Kyle Forster eyes off his bull after theyd parted company (right) SPLASHDOWN:Wade McDonalds bull sets the muddywater flying as it stomps around the arena (above left and below) MUDRACING:A rodeo goer sprints from the pub to the arena as rain buckets down outside the Litchfield Pub before the rodeo could get under way (above) OVERANDOUT: Terry Purse has his world turned upside down by this feisty bull (left)
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