An­other plac­ing for Owen Lee

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

He has rid­den All Shook Up five times in the past year but that fa­mil­iar­ity wasn’t enough for Owen Lee to se­cure an­other win on the week­end.

Lee has been in red-hot form this year, win­ning six of his past seven bare­back bronc events be­fore the week­end’s Bowen River Rodeo.

On Sun­day he added an­other $900 to the kitty for fin­ish­ing sec­ond.

Lee recorded 76 points in Satur­day’s round in what he de­scribed as a “clean sort of ride”, be­fore adding 75 to his to­tal on Sun­day af­ter drawing the same horse again.

“I mucked her up at the end,” he said.

“I didn’t help her out as much and she got tough.

“I didn’t go as well at the end of the ride but still man­aged 75 points.”

De­spite not tak­ing the over­all win, Lee said he was en­joy­ing his ever-grow­ing re­la­tion­ship with All Shook Up.

“I draw her all the time,” he said. “I think that’s five times in the last 12 months, which is awe­some be­cause she’s a great horse to get on.

“She’s what we call a re­ally ‘droppy horse’ – tough to ride and you’ve got to stay in time with her.

“If you get out of time she’ll throw you over her head.

“She bucked me off at Bowen River last year, so she’s the sort of horse that gets you a bit ner­vous.”

Lee plans to rest un­til the Black­wa­ter Rodeo on June 20.

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