Barrel Racer Rainey Skelton Dominates Bracket 3 in Denver With Back-to-Back Sub 15 Second Runs
Skelton is on to the Semifinals with an aggregate time of 29.63 seconds
Rainey Skelton was the standout of the barrel racing in Bracket 3 of the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo.
In Round 1, the Texas cowgirl stopped the clock at 14.83 seconds, which is not only first in the Go-Round, but the fastest Round 1 of the entire rodeo through nine performances.
She was even faster in Round 2 with a 14.77-second run to finish her bracket with a two-head time of 29.63 seconds, the fastest of the rodeo and one of two below 30 seconds so far.
“She (her horse Jewel) likes to do it, I don’t love to do it,” Skelton said of running twice in one day, which she did on Saturday. “I think she just knows the pattern better.”
Skelton is currently No. 10 in the WPRA World Standings and will be joined by Sabrina Ketcham and Kailey Mitton from Bracket 3.