barrel racing

noun

Definition of barrel racing 

: a rodeo event for women in which a mounted rider makes a series of sharp turns around three barrels in a cloverleaf pattern

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barrel race noun
barrel racer noun

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Texas Tech’s Kynzie McNeill clinched the barrel racing title at the CNFR. Brett Hoffman, star-telegram, "Tolar's Freeman wins state in team roping; Weatherford's Berry wins break-away title," 24 June 2018 During weekdays, when Shada was off at college on a barrel racing scholarship, Brazile would live in the house with Roy and with Shada’s mom, the former Shari Smith, and their two boys. Melissa Lyttle, Smithsonian, "The First Family of Rodeo," 13 Dec. 2017 That run also provided her with her first barrel racing check. Joe Naiman, Ramona Sentinel, "Madi Deskovick wins junior barrel race at Lakeside Rodeo," 2 May 2018 Taylor qualified for the Shootout as the result of clinching the barrel racing title at the 2017 Fort Worth Stock Show. Brett Hoffman, star-telegram, "Bulls nearly throw a shutout in second round," 17 Jan. 2018 In the NRG Center's main arena, the 6-year-old motored his red wheelchair expertly through piles of green sawdust chips, headed straight for the barrel races. Alyson Ward, Houston Chronicle, "At Lil' Rustlers Rodeo, special-needs kids sample rodeo life," 6 Mar. 2018 Three decades later, Mayfield’s daughter, Shelby, has aspirations of becoming a barrel racing competitor to be reckoned with and competing at the NFR like her father. Brett Hoffman, star-telegram, "Rodeo: Barrel racer, 18, wins Cowboys of Color title | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 15 Jan. 2018 Jewel is a granddaughter of Dash Ta Fame, a famous barrel racing quarter horse stallion. Brett Hoffman, star-telegram, "Rodeo: Barrel racer, 18, wins Cowboys of Color title | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 15 Jan. 2018 Reghan’s best friend and top barrel racing buddy is Jayda Tolle, of Alton, in ninth grade at Alton High School. Jill Moon, The Seattle Times, "EXCHANGE: Teen set for world barrel racing championships," 8 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of barrel racing

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of barrel racing was in 1947

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