Sweet Pro’s Hillbilly Deluxe photo provided.
TAMWORTH, New South Wales — Two days out from the second leg of the PBR Global Cup in Sydney.
I watched the first game of the State of Origin Rugby Match, which New South Wales won, with Jason O’Hearn and Lachlan Slade. Both these cowboys have spent time in Canada Competing. They gave five bull picks for the ones they’d want at Global Cup just prior to the game.
*Important to note that chute deliveries talked about in this article are in Australian terms. This is opposite to how we call chute deliveries in North America.
Sweet Pro’s Hillbilly Deluxe
This yellow brindle from the Scott Maynes string is one you want to get on. This honest cowboy bull can go up either chute delivery; right side he should be one and to the left and the opposite if they run him up the left.
This big red bull from Brandenburg Bucking Bulls is a bit of a handful but the one you want if you want to win first. This unridden bull can be run up either chute delivery; he’s ranked on the right delivery and more cowboy friendly up the left.
Fully Locked and Loaded
This is an electric little yellow nub horned bull from Dittman Bucking Bulls. He should be up the right delivery and turn back in the gate to right. Nathen Burtenshaw won the last PBR Australia Finals on this bull.
Call Me Joe
This black bull from T and R Bucking Bulls is another won you want to pull your rope into. He should be on the left delivery and pretty jam up in the gate to the right.
This honest bull from George Hempenstall is just a good one to get on. They’ll run him up up either chute deliver. This bull is really up and down and can go either way.
After that, I caught up with Scott Maynes, a former professional bull rider, and his wife Heather, a former Miss Rodeo Kansas. They raise some of Australia’s top bulls just outside of Tamworth.
Scott and Heather are bringing their bulls to Sydney in hopes of not only a Champion bull team but with the Australian Champion Bucking Bull of the Year. The Global Cup is a bucking bull team event with each contractor bringing three of there best to the competition. Here an Event Champion and Australian Bull of the Year title will be awarded. Scott and Heather bring a strong bull team to town.
109 Sweet Pro’s Hillbilly Deluxe
Hillbilly is the 2016 PBR Australia Champion bull and is leading the way with the best average heading into Sydney. He is a ranch raised bull out of Little Yellow Jacket and an Australian bred dam. Scott said this is the bull that everyone at the Global Cup should want to get on. He will be on the left delivery and should be out and around to the right. Look for a score in the 90’s on this one and a PBR Australia Bull of the Year title.
268 Chemical Weapon
This ranch raised bull should kick out of the left delivery, go one or two and be around to the right getting in the air. Scott said this one he expects to get rode both times this weekend. This is a solid bull that can be packed and is hot. Look for a score around 86-88 points on this one.
210 Turn It Up
This Gill Bothers bred five-year-old is athletic, catty and hot. He’ll be out the left delivery; in the gate to the right and drift out there. Look for 85-87 points and a possible bull of the night if Turn It Up has his trip. He’s pretty rider friendly and should get rode every time with the caliber of riders coming.