Jacob Wins Round No. 4 of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo PDF Print E-mail
Written by Danika Kent   

By Danika Kent – Photo by Mike Copeman, Courtesy PRCA

For the second night in a row, it was rookie Taylor Jacob who set the bar for the rest of the field on the great buckskin, Honor Thy Frenchman. This time, her 13.49-second run was a mere three one-hundredths of a second off of the 13.46-second arena record set in 2011 by Carlee Pierce on Rare Dillion.

 

Struggling for words, the modest Carmine, Texas cowgirl finally tags the feeling with one word. “Indescribable.”

“I don’t think he realizes how great he is,” she says of the 8-year-old gelding she calls Bo. “He just loves his job. He’s calm in the alleyway and as soon as he gets done, I go out there and drop the reins and am taking the wraps off of him. I don’t think, in his mind, he realizes it. He’s fast. Last night, I didn’t know how fast it was. Tonight, I knew.” taylorjacob4

The additional $18,630 in earnings effectively moved Jacob from No. 8 to No. 5 in the world standings, and she shows no sign of slowing down. Hungry for a go-round win, Kaley Bass was again second in the round on Wonders Cowboy Dan with a time of 13.77. In 13.81 seconds, Sherry Cervi finished third on MP Meter My Hay, extending her lead over reigning world champion Mary Walker to $50,867 and maintaining a .6-second lead over Michele McLeod in the average. She also leads the race for the Ram Truck Top Gun Award, which goes to the contestant who wins the most money in a single event at the NFR. Two-time world champion Brittany Pozzi banked her first check of the 2013 NFR with a fourth place finish on Shes Free To Flame. Sabrina Ketcham and Swivel Ta Fame were fifth with a 13.86 and Shada Brazile earned her first-ever NFR check in sixth place with a 13.88 on Dial It Fast.

Don’t miss the February issue of Barrel Horse News to read in-depth coverage of all the great stories from the 2013 Wrangler NFR.

Barrel Racing Results – 4th Go Round:

1.    Taylor Jacob, Carmine, Texas, Honor Thy Frenchman, 13.49, $18,630
2.    Kaley Bass, Kissimmee, Fla., Wonders Cowboy Dan, 13.77, $14,724
3.    Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz., MP Meter My Hay, 13.81, $11,118
4.    Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas, Shes Free To Flame, 13.82, $7,813
5.    Sabrina Ketcham, Yeso, N.M., Swivel Ta Fame, 13.86, $4,808
6.    Shada Brazile, Decatur, Texas, 13.88, $3,005
7.    Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas, Slick By Design, 13.89
8.    Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., An Oakie With Cash, 14.05
9.    Jane Melby, Burneyville, Okla., First Down Perk, 14.08
10.  Christy Loflin, Frankton, Colo., Sheza Blazin Move, 14.09
11.  Jean Winters, Texline, Texas, Crickets Peppy Zan, 14.20
12.  Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas, Perculatin, 18.78
13.  Fallon Taylor, Whitesboro, Texas, Flos Heiress, 19.07
14.  Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M., NF French Tigger, 19.28
15.  Trula Churchill, Valentine, Neb., A Streak Of Rita, 23.91

Wrangler NFR Average Standings
Rank/Name/Aggregate/Aggregate Prize/Total NFR Eearnings

1.     Sherry Cervi        55.11/4 $0.00 $54,688
2.     Michele McLeod 55.71/4 $0.00 $14,724
3.     Kaley Bass          55.87/4 $0.00 $35,457
4.     Jane Melby          55.90/4 $0.00 $6,010
5.     Lisa Lockhart      55.92/4 $0.00 $11,118
6.     Shada Brazile      56.34/4 $0.00 $3,005
7.     Sabrina Ketcham 61.00/4 $0.00 $11,118
8.     Christy Loflin     61.13/4 $0.00 $12,921
9.     Sydni Blanchard 61.87/4 $0.00 $14,724
10.   Taylor Jacob        64.60/4 $0.00 $37,260
11.   Mary Walker       65.64/4 $0.00 $14,123
12.   Jean Winters        66.33/4 $0.00 $0.00
13.   Fallon Taylor       70.53/4 $0.00 $11,118
14.   Trula Churchill    70.73/4 $0.00 $6,310
15.   Brittany Pozzi 7  0.53/4 $0.00 $7,813

Jack Daniel's World Rankings
Rank/Name/Season Winnings/NFR Earnings/Total World Earnings

1. Sherry Cervi            $147,417.7      $54,687.50      $202,105.21
2. Mary Walker           $137,115.47    $14,122.60      $151,238.07
3. Michele McLeod     $109,590.66    $14,723.56      $124,314.22
4. Kaley Bass              $87,514.54      $35,456.73      $122,971.27
5. Taylor Jacob            $82,052.46      $37,259.62      $119,312.08
6. Christy Loflin         $105,042.13    $12,920.67      $117,962.80
7. Fallon Taylor           $100,859.83    $11,117.79      $111,977.62
8. Sabrina Ketcham     $100,217.15    $11,117.78      $111,334.93
9. Brittany Pozzi         $94,225.26      $7,813.50        $102,037.76
10. Lisa Lockhart        $82,037.39      $11,117.78      $93,155.17
11. Sydni Blanchard   $68,143.59      $14,723.56      $82,867.15
12. Jane Melby            $76,264.66      $6,009.62        $82,274.28
13. Trula Churchill      $66,725.53      $6,310.09        $73,035.62
14. Shada Brazile        $68,379.01      $6,310.09        $71,383.82
15. Jean Winters          $69,846.65     $0.00               $69,846.65