Duke injured, will not run at NFR
HOUSTON (November 26, 2013) – Two-time world champion, Brittany Pozzi, will not be riding Yeah He’s Firen at the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.
Yeah He’s Firen, “Duke,” named after well-known trainer LaTricia Duke, came up lame at the Elite Barrel Racing competition in Waco, Texas, on Nov. 15. Dr. Marty Tanner, Duke’s veterinarian, from Elgin Veterinary Hospital in Elgin, Texas, said, “Duke has a deep digital flexor partial tear in the foot and is undergoing bone marrow stem cell regenerative therapy.”
For Pozzi’s tenth trip to the NFR, she will be wearing the number 33 on her back and riding She’s Free to Flame, owned by Trip and Callie Duperier, and Terrible Tommy Twist owned by Sammi Bessert.