The rider races bareback on thoroughbred horses, and jumps from one horse to the next in each lap around a track. In total, the single rider does two transfers to three different horses in three laps. First to past the finish line, wins.
A horse can become dazed, running well past the finish line without stopping. Or worse, it could stop short of the white line at the beginning of the track, mistaking it for a barrier. Transferring from one horse to another doesn’t always go smoothly either.
The thoroughbreds can run in the wrong direction, making the team fall behind in the race. Or riders can miss their mark leaping on the animal’s back and fall off.
But the event was about more than just sport. It was about reconciliation and healing for a new generation.
“All the teams out here from Alberta and Saskatchewan. We’re pretty close. It’s like one big relay family,” said Tyree Badger said, a Kehewin Cree Nation team rider.
RACE TRACK INFORMATION AND CONTACT
Dot Stein Race Track Manager
Jim Ralph Race Secretary
Telephone: (403) 380-1900
Fax: (403) 380-1909
Rocky Mountain Turf Club
Att: Race Office
Box 22020 Henderson Lake P.O. Stn.
T1K 6X5 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: bullys.ca Courier Address: Rocky Mountain Turf Club Grandstand Building Bullys Attention: Race Office 3401 Parkside Drive South Lethbridge, Alberta Canada T1J 4R3 Phone: (403) 380-1900 Post Times; Fridays 6:00p.m. Saturdays 1:15p.m. Sundays 1:15p.m. Holiday Mondays 1:15p.m. Alberta Community Thoroughbred Racing Assoc. (ACTRA) Phone: (403) 327-7487 Alberta Quarter Horse Racing Assoc. AQHRA Phone 403-381-8167 **All races 5 ½ Furlongs or shorter will be written as a mixed race. All races longer than 5 ½ Furlongs will be written as Thoroughbred races. **(except for TB Stake races these are TB only)
NOTICE TO HORSEMEN
During Training and Live racing all no dogs are allowed in the Barn area or tied up outside of trailers in the campground. They must be on a leash at all times. WHEN SHIPPING OUT ALL STALLS MUST BE CLEANED OUT COMPLETELY AND MANURE IN MANURE PILES. ALL GARBAGE & HAY MUST BE REMOVED AND PUT IN DUMPSTERS NOT IN THE MANURE PILES. CAMPGROUND SPOTS MUST BE COMPLETELY CLEANED. CLEANING FEES WILL APPLY IF STALLS OR CAMPGROUND SPOTS ARE NOT CLEANED. ALL TACK MUST BE REMOVED FROM TACK STALLS WHEN SHIPPING OUT. SHAVINGS BAGS OR PEAT MOSS BAGS ARE THE ONLY BEDDING ALLOWED. NOT STRAW OR NOT BULK SHAVINGS. STALLS NOT CLEANED OR STALLS THAT ARE WRECKED WILL BE THE TRAINERS RESPONSIBILITY AS A FEE WILL BE CHARGED.
WHEN SHIPPING OUTWhen shipping out all stalls must be cleaned completely out And manure put in manure compounds. All garbage and tack Rooms must be cleaned out . Campground spots must be cleaned of all garbage and dog droppings. You can leave the cleaning fee with RMTC and we will find someone to clean your stalls. However if stalls are left uncleaned and RMTC has to clean them there will be a cleaning fee of $20 per stall. Horses that have not started Twice in the meet may be charged a stall fee.
Thank you for your cooperation.