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SALINAS, CA – The opening performance of the 105th California Rodeo Salinas was colorful and entertaining! Cowboys, cowgirls and rodeo fans donned pink to show their support for Wrangler’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink (TETWP) night presented by Rabobank and $1 from each ticket sold tonight will be donated to the cause. 9,938 people attended and watched the Rodeo and track action. Attendance was up 948 tickets and 10.6% over the Thursday performance in 2014.

Under the direction of Henry Dill, the Track was full of highlights as Taylor Howell from Sonora, California was crowned Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2015 and rodeo fans were treated to another exciting performance of Cowboy Kenny’s Steel Rodeo Tour as they completed high flying aerial stunts. Other highlights included the McMillan Family Trick Riders, the popular freestyle bullfights and fireworks. Professional rodeo cowboys kept spectators attention in the arena with fierce competition and rodeo action; full results can be found here:

Rodeo Results

Don’t miss the Produce Mascot Race and Fight Hunger Night presented by Wells Fargo on July 17th, Salute to Military Day presented by Tanimura & Antle on Saturday July 18th and the Pendleton Whisky Day of Champions and Man Up Crusade Day on Sunday July 19th at the Rodeo. Tickets are available at www.carodeo.com, 1034 N. Main Street or by calling (831)772-6500. Prices are $7 for children, $14 for adult general admission and $20 for adult reserved seats.

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About the California Rodeo
The California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 16-19th, 2015. The California Rodeo Association is a not-for-profit organization that strives to preserve and promote the traditions of the California Rodeo Salinas and the West. We support the community and other non-profit organizations through the staging of the annual California Rodeo Salinas and other year round operations of the Salinas Sports Complex. Through donation of our facility, vending and fundraising opportunities during Rodeo and other events, the California Rodeo Association returns between $200,000 and $300,000 annually to local non-profits. For more information about the California Rodeo Salinas, log on to www.CARodeo.com or call the California Rodeo -Office at 831-775.3100. ‘Like’ the California Rodeo on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CARodeoSalinas or follow us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for updates, photos and more.