Cow­boy Owen Lee en­joys al­most per­fect month

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

RODEO: He did not get the per­fect month he was af­ter but Owen Lee has still man­aged to win six of the last seven rodeos he has com­peted at.

The bare­back horse rider recorded the only blight of his May on Fri­day night, fin­ish­ing third at the Bund­aberg Show.

Although that ru­ined his per­fect month, Lee backed up on Satur­day night to win an event in Mo­ran­bah – mak­ing it four out of five wins for the month.

“I still haven’t got my­self a clean month,” he said.

“My horse on Fri­day night was a tough, old cam­paigner. I won Dalby Rodeo on him last year in Oc­to­ber but he was tough on Fri­day and he’s the kind of horse that ev­ery buck hurts.

“He ac­tu­ally threw me just af­ter the eight sec­ond whis­tle.

“It wasn’t the night I wanted but luck­ily I was still able to place on him.

“It’s bit­ter-sweet when I was so close to a per­fect month.”

The Proser­pine cow­boy, the 2014 APRA Rookie Bare­back Cham­pion, also won events in Nebo, Mt Mor­gan and Biloela dur­ing May.

Re­mark­ably it was the sec­ond time this year Lee has come close to record­ing a per­fect month, fall­ing just short in Fe­bru­ary.

Lee will hit the road again this week­end for the Bowen River Rodeo and Campdraft, hop­ing to make it seven wins from eight starts.

Photo: www.de­pho­tos.com

NEARLY PER­FECT: Rider Owen Lee, pic­tured on Don't Tease Me in War­wick ear­lier this year, fell just short of record­ing a per­fect month.

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