Lockhart and Louie Win Again in Round No. 9 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Danika Kent   

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Only three women have graced the go-round winner’s circle at this year’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, and tonight Lisa Lockhart took her second victory lap of the week inside the Thomas and Mack Center Arena. Rebounding from the devastating 5-second penalty she was fined for last night’s tipped barrel, Lockhart’s 13.65 was fueled by a little extra determination and South Dakota grit in the ninth round of the NFR.

“I don’t have huge expectations to go out there and break arena records or things like that, but I know that if I go out there and ride him right, he’s going to do the same thing, run within a tenth or two of himself every time. I think it’s just his consistency and knowing that he can do it ten rounds here; if I just ride him right, he’s going to do it,” she said of An Oakie With Cash, the 9-year-old buckskin gelding known affectionately as “Louie.”

Her second go-round win of the finals is a little sweeter than the first, as her kids will share the stage with her tonight at the buckle ceremony hosted by South Point Casino and Hotel. lisal9

Sherry Cervi is one go-round check away from making history as the fifth barrel racer to earn a check in all 10 rounds. If she clocks a 14.26 or better tomorrow night, she will break the NFR average record of 138.26 that was set by Jill Moody in 2010. She is on track for a fourth world championship, but her closest threat, reigning world champ Mary Walker is not giving up her title without a fight. Walker cashed a second-place check tonight on Perculatin (“Latte”) with their time of 13.82 seconds while Cervi’s 13.89 split third place with Trula Churchill. Jane Melby cruised to a fourth-place finish on First Down Perk (“Perkulees”) with a 13.95, and Shada Brazile and Dial It Fast stayed solid in the average with their 13.98 for sixth place.

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 – 9th Go Round:

1.       Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., An Oakie With Cash, 13.65, $18,630
2.       Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas, Perculatin, 13.82, $14,724
3/4.    Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz., MP Meter My Hay, 13.89, $9,465
3/4.    Trula Churchill, Valentine, Neb., A Streak Of Rita, 13.89, $9,465
5.       Jane Melby, Burneyville, Okla., First Down Perk, 13.95, $4,808
6.       Shada Brazile, Decatur, Texas, Dial It Fast, 13.98, $3,005
7.       Kaley Bass, Kissimmee, Fla., Wonders Cowboy Dan, 14.05
8.       Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas, Ima Super Fly Guy, 14.36
9.       Taylor Jacob, Carmine, Texas, Honor Thy Frenchman, 18.47
10.     Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas, Slick By Design, 18.59
11.     Fallon Taylor, Whitesboro, Texas, Flos Heiress, 18.99
12.     Jean Winters, Texline, Texas, Crickets Peppy Zan, 19.07
13.     Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M., Pure Victory Dash, 19.11
14.     Sabrina Ketcham, Yeso, N.M., Swivel Ta Fame, 19.20
15.     Christy Loflin, Frankton, Colo., Sheza Blazin Move, 19.52

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

1.     Sherry Cervi        124.00/9 $0.00 $103,315
2.     Kaley Bass          125.92/9 $0.00 $38,462
3.     Shada Brazile      126.14/9 $0.00 $20,132
4.     Lisa Lockhart      129.83/9 $0.00 $52,885
5.     Christy Loflin     136.40/9 $0.00 $27,143
6.     Mary Walker       139.21/9 $0.00 $69,411
7.     Michele McLeod 139.27/9 $0.00 $37,260
8.     Jane Melby          140.52/9 $0.00 $25,541
9.     Taylor Jacob        142.46/9 $0.00 $82,432
10.   Sydni Blanchard 147.44/9 $0.00 $14,724
11.   Brittany Pozzi     149.71/9 $0.00 $18,930
12.   Fallon Taylor       150.66/9 $0.00 $15,925
13.   Jean Winters        151.88/9 $0.00 $0.00
14.  Trula Churchill     154.88/9 $0.00 $23,588
15.   Sabrina Ketcham 157.01/9 $0.00 $11,118

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

1.   Sherry Cervi          $147,417.70    $103,315.30    $250,733.01
2.   Mary Walker         $137,115.47    $69,411.07      $206,526.54
3.   Taylor Jacob          $82,052.46      $82,431.90      $164,484.36
4.   Michele McLeod   $109,590.66    $37,259.62      $146,850.28
5.   Lisa Lockhart        $82,037.39      $52,884.61      $134,922.00
6.   Christy Loflin       $105,042.13    $27,143.42      $132,185.55
7.   Kaley Bass            $87,514.54      $38,461.54      $125,976.08
8.   Fallon Taylor         $100,859.83    $15,925.48      $116,785.31
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. Jane Melby            $76,264.66      $25,540.87      $101,805.53
12. Trula Churchill      $66,725.53      $23,587.73      $90,313.26
13. Shada Brazile        $68,379.01      $20,132.22      $88,511.23
14. Sydni Blanchard   $68,143.59      $14,723.56      $82,867.15
15. Jean Winters          $69,846.65      $0.00               $69,846.65