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in the short round of the 8 Seconds Whiskey Tour Stop - with double points and $2500 added money, for a total purse of $5000. Justin Quint from Colorado took 1st place, Mason Ross from Montana was 2nd, David Gordon from Idaho took 3rd and JD Brock from Idaho was 4th. Stock contractor Shane Vaira from Richey, Montana, Pickup man Joe Blankenship, husband of photographer Robin who took these great action shots. provided the bucking horses for the contest. 1st place winner Justin Quint, went on to be the 2015 WSRRA World Champion Ranch Bronc Rider at the Finals in Winnemucca in October. The World Famous Miles City Bucking Horse Sale is well-known for the nature of its bucking, bawling broncs and bronc tamers, but even more as a gathering place for ranchers, and a destination for thousands of people from across the country and around the world. This historic event is an old-fashioned tribute to the Western lifestyle held in the town of Miles City, MT, rich in the history of the Old West. Miles City, MT, began as a US military outpost just after the 1876 Battle of the Little Big Horn, and by 1917 the bustling cow town had two railroad lines. In the 1930s, a dustbowl broke several area homesteaders, and they released their horses into the wild. When the fi rst bucking horse sale was held in 1951, many of the tens of thousands of roaming wild horses were auctioned. The informal gathering of stock contractors who organized the fi rst sale has evolved into the MCBHS, complete with a Board of Governors to operate the event. The 2016 historic Miles City Bucking Horse Sale will once again feature the WSRRA sanctioned, members only, 8 Seconds Whiskey Tour Stop. “The 2015 event was a huge success with the quality of the cowboys and stock,” Morford adds. “The audience truly enjoyed this featured western event. Because of its success and support, the MCBHS Board has decided to greatly expand this year’s event, to be one of the premier events in the nation for the WSRRA in 2016!!” 86 I WORKING RANCH I APRIL / MAY 2016


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