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Calgary Stampede Daily News Briefing – Sunday, July 9th, 2017

**Cenovus Family Day, free admission for the whole family from 8 a.m. – noon! Plus! Free breakfast for the first 25,000 guests! Grandstand Courtyard and Saddledome steps, 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.**

Rodeo, Chuckwagon and Agriculture Competition Results:

Rodeo:
Full rodeo results here.

Chuckwagon Racing:
Full GMC Rangeland Derby Results can be found here.

What’s happening today

Music:

Coca-Cola Stage

Alex Aiono, 8 p.m.

Sabrina Carpenter, 9 p.m.

Nashville North

Neal McCoy
8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

The Cadillac Three
10:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Jason Greeley
12 a.m. and 1 a.m.


Hits of the Day

Vintage Tractor Pull (First Round) – Relive western heritage Come and see the vintage brawn of the barn! Restored vintage tractors built in 1960 or earlier, will square off in six different weight classes in this popular invitational event in the Scotiabank Saddledome. The winners will be determined by the highest aggregate score over four pulls.

7:00 p.m. – Scotialbank Saddledome

World Stock Dog Championship Finals – Fierce competition between each handler and dog duo will ensure that this challenging event is a highlight of your Calgary Stampede. Deemed the World’s Richest Indoor Stock Dog Trial thanks to the $10,000 winning purse and Sponsor’s Choice Award Winner prize of a Bar T5 Trailer, you can bet that the Border Collies, Australian Kelpies and Shepherds will be performing at their best as they maneuver three sheep into a pen with the help of their handler in under 4 minutes.

5:00pm-9:00pm – Agrium Western Event Centre

Cowboy Up Challenge Second Go – This Extreme Cowboy Race is a multi-faceted equestrian sporting event that showcases both horse and rider as they maneuver through a series of obstacles demonstrating both their horsemanship skills and speed. This event is the richest and most well attended Extreme Cowboy Race in the World.

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Scotiabank Saddledome


Daily Agriculture Exhibits Highlight

MINIATURE DONKEY SHOWCASE

Ever met a Miniature Donkey? These little Jennets and Jacks have a ton of personality, and their easy-going, gentle nature makes them great pets. You will witness several demonstrations where exhibitors will put their miniature donkeys through challenging trail courses, including bridges, pylons, jumps and ropes. Following each demonstration you will have the opportunity to meet the minis and learn why they are one of the most popular animals on Park!

9:00 a.m. Ag Barns
12:00 p.m. Northern Lights Arena
3:00 p.m. Northern Lights Arena

For more detail, contact agmedia@calgarystampede.com


Also happening today

1. Cenovus Family Day, free admission for the whole family from 8 a.m. – noon! Plus! Free breakfast for the first 25,000 guests! Grandstand Courtyard, 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

2. Infuzion Artistry Bollywood, International Pavilion (Big Four Building), Starting at 10:30 a.m.

3. Miniature Donkey Showcase, Northern Lights Arena, 3 p.m.


Interesting Stories

GMC Rangeland Derby – Chanse Vigen takes the lead and Rick Fraser helps to Make-A-Wish
come true

Full story

Champions crowned in Calgary Stampede Open Class Team Penning

Full story

Three cowboys double down for back-to–back wins

Full story

World Stock Dog Championship at the Calgary Stampede

Full story

Other Results:

Saturday’s Midway Food Winner:
Best BBQ on a Bone goes to Big T’s BBQ & Smokehouse
A multi-year Stampede award winning vendor with Best New Food in 2010 and Best Fair Fusion in 2016, local company Big T’s BBQ & Smokehouse does it again winning Best BBQ on a Bone for 2017 with their BBQ Ribs. Check them out the next time you’re at Triple B, and make sure to tag your photos with #CSFoodie!


Attendance Results:

Yesterday’s attendance numbers:

Stampede attendance for Saturday, July 8: 107,692
Same day for 2016: 97,415

Cumulative attendance for 2017: 259,880

See more at calgarystampede.com