Wyoming chariot racers succeed at Horseshoe Valley Chariot Race
The Horseshoe Valley Chariot Races were held outside of Glendo Jan. 30-31. The event hosted 10 different teams, each making two different runs to compete for the fastest combined times.
In Division One, first place went to the Sagebrush Motel #1 team driven by Roy Morgan Jr. of Guernsey with a combined time of 44.91 seconds. Second place in the division went to Just Off Brothers driven by Jackson Newman of Etna with a combined time of 46.12 seconds, and third place went to M & O Colts driven by James Olguin of Saratoga with a time of 46.71 seconds.
The team called JWH/Dad’s Bar driven by Clay Giles of Thayne won Division Two with a combined time of 46.97 seconds. A time of 47.57 seconds won the HLH Nelson Quarter Horses team driven by Tom Nelson of Freedom, Idaho second place in the division. In third place was Children’s Inheritance driven by Stretch Austin of Thayne with a combined time of 47.80 seconds.
In Division Three, Roy Morgan Jr.’s second team, Sagebrush Motel #2, came in first with a time of 48.06 seconds, followed by T&M Jack’s Brats driven by Jenny Barber with a total time of 48.14 seconds.
Stretch Austin’s team, Equine Addiction, crossed the line with 49.36 seconds to win first place in Division Four. Newman Equine, driven by Mike Newman of Thayne, won second place in the division with a combined time of 49.53 seconds.
The Wildbunch 4-H Club hosted a 50/50 raffle, which was won by Bob Childs of Torrington. The chariot races support youth groups in the area, including 4-H, FFA and the rodeo club.
The Wyoming State Chariot Races Championships will be held March 6-7 in Glendo.
Averi Hales is the editor of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup. Send comments on this article to firstname.lastname@example.org.