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Written by Teigan Adams   

Norma Wood showed everyone that she’s still got it when she won two of three go-rounds at the $12,500-added Salt Lake County Can Run held in South Jordan, Utah, Sept. 14-16.

Norma Wood won Saturday and Sunday’s open races of the Salt Lake County Can Run.
Norma Wood won Saturday and Sunday’s open races of the Salt Lake County Can Run.

With a 16.154, Wood finished first on Maine Dash Ta Fame, and ninth on Carley Cue with a 16.377 in the Saturday race. She surpassed that for first and second place on Sunday, posting the fastest time of the weekend in 16.120 seconds aboard Maine Dash Ta Fame, followed closely by Carley Cue’s 16.232. In all, she won $2,604 on the two horses in those two days.

Wood’s Maine Dash Ta Fame is a 16-year-old gelding by the great sire Dash Ta Fame and out of Sheza Leapin Lena by Sir Cashanova. “Spence,” as Wood calls him, has a special place in the Wood family. Norma’s husband, Glenn Wood, who recently passed away, bought him when he was three years old and started him on the barrels. Glenn loved Spence the most, Norma’s daughter Terri recalls. Wood has been riding Spence since 2004 and reports that he gives her 110 percent every run, rarely hitting a barrel.

Wood’s Sunday win was contested most closely by her other mount, Carley Cue. “Carley” is a 12-year-old mare, also by Dash Ta Fame and out of Kizzy Cue by Streakin Dash. She was born and raised by the Woods and has a bright future with Wood as her jockey. Wood trained Carley on the barrels after a short career on the racetrack. Carley has a passion her job, but only with Wood aboard, her as she has reportedly told the psychic. Wood has total confidence in both horses, and it shows.

Each day, Wood faced tough competition, including her own daughter Terri Wood Gates, sisters Shelby Maxfield Pulham and Stacy Maxfield, and numerous others that made for a great race at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Center.

For complete results, visit www.utbarrelbuddies.com or www.barrelhorsenews.com.

Salt Lake County Can Run

Friday 4D: 1D 1) Shelby Pulham, Epidertimus (Nova), 16.166, $441; 2) Teigan Adams, WM Smoke On Water, 16.513, $384; 3) Sheri Reel, EZJ Wrangler, 16.586, $326; 2D 1) Nicole Lochhead, Jet, 16.698, $301; 2) Amy Adams, Oxfords Little Rocket, 16.709, $249; 3) Timmi Hutchings, RDM It Wasn’t Me, 16.773, $197; 4) Lacy Yama, Cubby, 16.790, $145; 3D 1) McKanzee Martin, Lucky, 17.174, $256; 2) Jordan Hanson, UR Chasing Charlie, 17.182, $212; 3) Christine Busk, Jake's Little Roan, 17.192, $168; 4) Kelly Taylor, Dash, 17.199, $124; 4D 1) Abbi Graham, Zippo Royal, 18.194, $223; 2) Shellie Dalton, Toasty, 18.224, $184; 3) Janie Johnson, Majestic Moon Missile,18.275, $146; 4) Paige Davis, Blaze, 18.296, $108

Saturday 5D: 1D 1) Norma Wood, Maine Dash Ta Fame, 16.154, $950; 2) Terri Wood Gates, GW Jenny Lou, 16.267, $850; 3) Shelby Pulham, Epidertimus (Nova), 16.272, $650; 4) Annie Jacobs, Smoken Hot Spurs, 16.272, $650; 2D 1) Seirra Thomas, Tomahawk, 16.654, $809; 2) Stacy Lake, Sadie My Bartender Lady, 16.672, $724; 3) Timmi Ward, Chicks Are Perks, 16.706, $596; Twinkie Swafford, Maggie Mae, 16.708, $511; 3D 1) Lori Purdy, Alamos Dashen Dandy, 17.172, $668 2) Stephanie Kunz, Wrangler Mea Juno, 17.178, $598; 3) Brad Lacy, She Prefers Buck, 17.192, $492; 4) Toni Horkley, Slipping By Yawl, 17.193, $422; 4D1) Twinkie Swafford, Blue Suede Shoes, 17.657, $598; 2) Lon Thornton, Big Red, 17.665, $535; 3) Jacy Jo Johnson, Smoke, 17.674, $441 4) Gracie Beckstrom, Tuffs Flaky Jake, 17.679, $378 5D 1) Lexi Porter, Jake, 18.186, $492; 2) Samantha King, Scooter Bugs Jet, 18.211, $441; 3) Jody Pomikala, Cowgirl, 18.252, $363; 4) Shelly Roberts, Billy So Smart, 18.270, $311

Sunday 5D: 1D 1) Norma Wood, Maine Dash Ta Cash, 16.120, $873; 2) Norma Wood, Carley Cue, 16.232, $781; 3) Timmi Ward, Let It Smoke, 16.245, $643; 4) Kelly Larsen, Deputy Commander, 16.264, $551; 2D 1) Destiny Crane, Another Cruiser, 16.632, $743; 2) Jessie Watson, Lily, 16.641, $665; 3) Sheri Reel, EZJ Wrangler, 16.642, $548; 4)  Timmi Ward, Select A Jet, 16.643, $470; 3D 1) Twinkie Swafford, Maggie Mae, 17.127, $581; 2) Kim King, Gray, 17.127, $581; 3) Kim Barton, Royal Steaking Junior, 17.133, $452; 4) Rachel Krompel, Bear, 17.147, $388; 4D 1) Shauna Burton, Chaser, 17.623, $549; 2) Kyle Ivie, #2, 17.625, $492; 3) Bonnie Cassinelli, Benny's Chick, 17.651, $405; 4) Heidi Moser, Casa D Kid, 17.660, $347; 5D

1/2) Jan Brangle, Jrs Leanin Starlight, 18.147, $428; 1/2) Shelbi Mitchel, Vegas, 18.147, $428; 3) Tracina Wilson, Big Boy, 18.173, $333; 4) Jessica Lear, Kings Dashing Moon, 18.238, $226

Teigan Adams is an avid barrel racer based out of Utah. E-mail comments on this article to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .