Taylor Takes Round No. 7 of the Wrangler NFR PDF Print E-mail
Written by Danika Kent   

By Danika Kent – Photo by Ross Hecox

Some call him buckskin, she calls him grulla, but we call him fast. At the conclusion of the seventh go-round of the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, it seems that Taylor Jacob, Carmine, Texas, simply will not be outrun. First out on the ground, Michele McLeod gave Slick By Design fans what they’ve been waiting for when she took an early lead with a rapid 13.48. Eight runs later, Jacob stole the go-round win from the Whitesboro, Texas, jockey on the black stallion when she and Honor Thy Frenchman clocked a 13.47 in front of 17,416 approving fans in the Thomas & Mack Center Arena on the UNLV campus.

 

“I think I got the rookie jitters out the first two rounds,” admitted Jacob. “I would like to say hitting those barrels in the first two rounds was a blessing in disguise because now what am I going to do, hit a barrel? I get to go for it every single night and that was my game plan at the beginning, but at the beginning I was wanting to make a pretty run and I was wanting to do good. At this point, I’m just going out there and having fun, and I think that’s part of what’s helping me.” taylorjacob7

With her fourth go-round win and fifth go-round check, Jacob has also taken over the lead in the Ram Truck Top Gun Award, which goes to the contestant who wins the most money in a single event. Jacob has earned $82,431.90 in the past week, putting her $7,211.55 ahead of Sherry Cervi, who is currently in second place but first in the coveted aggregate.

McLeod’s 13.48 earned her second second-place check of the week. Mary Walker and Perculatin finished third with a 13.54. Trula Churchill and A Streak Of Rita made a 13.67-second run, their fastest of the week, to finish fourth. Sherry Cervi earned her seventh go-round check in as many rounds when she stopped the clock in 13.72 seconds on MP Meter My Hay. She is poised to become the fifth barrel racer in history to earn checks in all 10 rounds of the Wrangler NFR, the first since Kristie Peterson accomplished that feat in 1997. Lisa Lockhart rounded out the top six on An Oakie With Cash and their 13.83-second run.

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 – 7th Go Round:

1.       Taylor Jacob, Carmine, Texas, Honor Thy Frenchman, 13.47, $18,630
2.       Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas, Slick By Design, 13.48, $14,118
3.       Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas, Perculatin, 13.54, $11,118
4.       Trula Churchill, Valentine, Neb., A Streak Of Rita, 13.67, $7,813
5.       Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz., MP Meter My Hay, 13.72, $4,808
6.       Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., An Oakie With Cash, 13.83, $3,005
7.       Kaley Bass, Kissimmee, Fla., Wonders Cowboy Dan, 13.90
8.       Jane Melby, Burneyville, Okla., First Down Perk, 13.91
9/10.  Fallon Taylor, Whitesboro, Texas, Flos Heiress, 14.00
9/10.  Shada Brazile, Decatur, Texas, Dial It Fast, 14.00
11.     Christy Loflin, Frankton, Colo., Sheza Blazin Move, 14.17
12.     Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas, Ima Super Fly Guy, 18.82
13.     Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M., NF French Tigger, 18.85
14.     Jean Winters, Texline, Texas, Crickets Peppy Zan,19.14
15.     Sabrina Ketcham, Yeso, N.M., Swivel Ta Fame, 24.29        

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

1.     Sherry Cervi        96.40/7 $0.00 $75,220
2.     Lisa Lockhart      97.34/7 $0.00 $34,255
3.     Kaley Bass          97.86/7 $0.00 $35,457
4.     Shada Brazile      98.36/7 $0.00 $6,010
5.     Christy Loflin     102.99/7 $0.00 $22,336
6.     Taylor Jacob        105.26/7 $0.00 $82,432
7.     Mary Walker       106.55/7 $0.00 $54,688
8.     Michele McLeod 106.84/7 $0.00 $29,447
9.    Fallon Taylor        112.64/7 $0.00 $15,925
10.   Jane Melby          112.8/7 $0.00 $6,010
11.   Sydni Blanchard 114.12/7 $0.00 $14,724
12.   Sabrina Ketcham 118.49/7 $0.00 $11,118
13.   Jean Winters        118.64/7 $0.00 $0.00
14.   Brittany Pozzi     121.26/7 $0.00 $18,930
15.   Trula Churchill    122.39/7 $0.00 $14,123

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

1.   Sherry Cervi          $147,417.7      $75,220.35      $222,638.06
2.   Mary Walker         $137,115.47    $54,687.51      $191,802.98
3.   Taylor Jacob          $82,052.46      $82,431.90      $164,484.36
4.   Michele McLeod   $109,590.66    $29,447.12      $139,037.78
5.   Christy Loflin       $105,042.13    $22,335.73      $127,377.86
6.   Kaley Bass            $87,514.54      $35,456.73      $122,971.27
7.   Fallon Taylor         $100,859.83    $15,925.48      $116,785.31
8.   Lisa Lockhart        $82,037.39      $34,254.80      $116,292.19
9.   Brittany Pozzi       $94,225.26      $18,930.29      $113,155.55
10. Sabrina Ketcham   $100,217.15    $11,117.78      $111,334.93
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      $14,122.59      $80,848.12
14. Shada Brazile        $68,379.01      $6,009.62        $74,388.63
15. Jean Winters          $69,846.65      $0.00               $69,846.65