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Spielman wins $20k at The 3rd Annual $100,000 Slot Race, The Runaway

Ponoka,AB- After 165 runs on Sunday afternoon, Texas gal, Shelby Spielman is cashing in a nice $20,000 cheque after a picture perfect run at the Calnash Ag Events Centre in Ponoka, Alberta.

Spielman and her DTF mare, Fame N Red Hot, aka Hot Donna smoked a 17.032,  beating out three time CFR & Calgary Stampede qualifier, Carolynn Knapp who was holding on to first with a 17.095 on her great horse Lynx Java Honor.

Shelby accredits part of her Canadian success to her great friend Colby Gilbert

Shelby and Hot Donna are having a fantastic season running in the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association, currently sitting 12th in the CPRA, but after a win at the Bruce Stampede this weekend with a 17.481, for $1643.36, a fifth place finish at the Bonnyville Pro Rodeo, they will continue to climb up in the standings to secure a spot at the Canadian Finals Rodeo.

Shelby and Hot Donna will continue their hot streak north of the border until they pack up and ship south to Lubbock, Texas where Spielman attends college at Texas Tech.

Check out their $20,000 run here, thanks to Equine TV

Laciee Shock and her crew put on another outstanding weekend this year, which is no surprise as the support she has from the barrel racing community for this event is insurmountable.  Saturday Shock hosted an open jackpot where 485 runs were made, and paid $1,316 to win each of the 4 Ds paying out a total of just under $17,000.

The Open jackpot replaced The Breeze 2D Slot, as the slots were not fully paid for this year. Those who paid into the Breeze received a refund on their slot. This year also included a new jackpot called the Splash n Dash, where riders had to grab a solo cup of white wine off of each barrel and consume the wine before the next barrel, which was a RIOT!

Laciee also raised money for the Ponoka Food Bank and for the Ty Pozzobon Foundation this year.

For full results, visit the Leather n Lace.ca Facebook page and to re-watch the event you can check out Equine TV on Facebook as well, where Lipstick and Cowboy Boots has interviews with Knapp, Spielman and with Mellisa Hollingsworth during the event.

Top Five in each D from Rodeogo.com, prizes were given to 10th place

1D
Shelby Spielman – FAME N RED HOT 17.032 $20,000
Carolynn Knapp – LYNX JAVA HONOR 17.095 $10,000
Callahan Crossley – BOGIE BIANKUS 17.316 $2,000
Rylee Shields – FEELING DIRTY 17.347 $2,000
Helen Nowosad – RAISE THE GOLD BAR 17.374

2D
Christine King – CRIMSON MEMORIES 17.733 $20,000
Sierra Booth – PLANTIMPI 17.750 $10,000
Ferrah Fogg – TURNPIKE COUNTY 17.760 $2,000
Frankie Wilson – GINA 17.783 $2,000
Bailee Graham – FLING ME A TOYE 17.828

3D
Charly Rae Reeder – FRENCHMANS GUNNER 18.455 $20,000
Chyanne Maurer – CL FABIO DOT COM 18.477 $10,000
Amber Teed – SHEZA FAMOUS BULLY 18.478 $2,000
Marti Hampton – BLAZIN BUNNY DOC 18.491 $2,000
Laciee Shock – 18.511

Be sure to mark your calendars for the last weekend in July for the 2019 event!

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