Rafter G’s #53 wins Elnora Futurity

Rafter G Cattle Co.’s #53 scores 84 points to win the 2017 Elnora Brahma Rama Futurity on August 11th, 2017. Photo by Covy Moore. 

ELNORA, Alberta — Rafter G Cattle Co. (Arrowwood, Alberta) earned first place on Friday night with their two-year-old bucking bulls #53 to win the futurity which kicked off the 19th annual Elnora Brahma Rama.

Fittingly, 53 is a grandson of 007 Yippy High Yea from the Flying High Rodeo Co. of Elnora, the same crew that produced Friday’s ABBI Canada Futurity. The score for the un-named number 53 was 84 points earning the Gardner Family $3,450 to finish the regular season in second place overall.

First place on the year before Stavely’s finals on labor day weekend goes to C93 from the Flying High Rodeo Co. Despite a tenth place finish on Friday, the Deja Blu/Crossfire Hurricane grandson had enough points to remain out.


Second place in Elnora went to number 592 from the Wild Hoggs/Chmelnyk/Bryant firm. A mere quarter point back of first place at 83.75 points, the Wild Hoggs crew earns $2,590 and finish the season third overall after leap frogging Moose from the Hy-Kik Ranch and K-Rose Ranch’s Uncle Tim.

Brock Metajka’s 595 Coming Undone earned his first check of the 2017 ABBI Canada Season for third place, coming into the event in the No. 29 spot in the standings. The Oscar’s Velvet grandson put up 82.75 points to earn $1,730. Fourth place overall was won by 7-535 from the X6 Ranch of Medicine Hat, Alberta. The score was 82 points earning them $860.

In total in Elnora, 11 of 23 bulls scored over 80 points while 18 scored 76.5 or higher.

Official results from the Elnora Brahma Rama Futurity on August 11th, 2017 in Elnora, Alberta. 

1. Rafter G Cattle Co.’s #53, 84 points, $3,450; 2. Wild Hoggs/Chmelnyk/Bryant’s 592, 83.75 points, $2,590; 3. Brock Metajka’s 595 Coming Undone, 82.75 points, $1,730; 4. X6 Ranch’s 7-535, 82 points, $860.

The final ABBI Canada Futurity for 2017 takes place in Stavely, Alberta on September 1st for the Futurity Finals to kick off the Glen Keeley Memorial PBR at the Stavely Arena starting at 7:00pm MT.

About ABBI Canada: American Bucking Bull, Inc. (ABBI) is the world’s largest bucking cattle DNA registry and holds competitive events for bulls. A sister company to PBR (Professional Bull Riders), ABBI focuses on preserving pedigrees, helping to develop animal’s natural athletic ability and rewarding the stock contractors who raise the bucking bulls. Between the three branches of ABBI, over $2.5 million is paid out to bucking bulls annually. ABBI Canada is a division of American Bucking Bull, Inc.



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