Dawson Hay qualifies for Sunday Showdown of 2019 Calgary Stampede

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In the four days of Pool B competition at the 2019 Calgary Stampede, only one Canadian cowboy qualified for the Sunday Showdown. That was Dawson Hay of Wildwood, Alberta, who finished in first place in the saddle bronc.

Hay posted the highest score on Tuesday as he had 88.5 points on Sunset Strip. He was then in first place again on Wednesday as he had 91.5 points on the bronc Trail Smoke. Then Hay was second on Thursday with a score of 89 points on Patches. Hay was half a point behind Kolby Wanchuk of Sherwood Park, Alberta, who posted a score of 89.5 points on Zoaria Hills. Then on Friday, Hay placed second on Chin Lee with a score of 88 points. He was one point behind Ryder Wright of Milford, Utah, who posted a score of 89 points on Xemplary Bubbles.

In the Rangeland Derby Chuckwagon Racing, the four racers have been decided in the $100,000 Dash for the Cash Sunday championship showdown. They are Logan Gorst of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, Vern Nolin of Dewberry, Alberta, Todd Baptiste of Cando, Saskatchewan and Luke Tournier of Duck Lake, Saskatchewan.

Unfortunately it has been a tough week in the world of chuckwagon racing at the Calgary Stampede, because three horses died. Meanwhile, chuckwagon racer Chad Harden of Mulhurst Bay, Alberta, was fined $10,000 and banned from future Calgary Stampede races for “driver error involved in his decision-making” during the night of the death of the third horse.

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