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Riders rank MSU track best for barrel racing

STARKVILLE — To find out how important packed dirt is on a rodeo floor, just ask a barrel racer whose horse has just fallen in a timed event. Riders recently named the Mississippi Horse Park at Mississippi State University as a “best footing” arena for barrel racing in the Southeastern circuit. The circuit consists of nine states and 26 professional ...

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Officials want more ''dirty' money after successful events

CORINTH — The Crossroads Arena board hopes to attract more events while dirt is on the arena floor. The Daily Corinthian reports successful events such as the recent Motocross and Monster Truck shows sparked interest in other such attractions. The dirt will remain in the arena until the conclusion of the Lonestar Rodeo, which will be held April 12-13. Arena ...

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State accepting new travel permit for horse events

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi and Louisiana are among more than a dozen states participating in a new interstate travel permit for horse events. Officials say the Equine Interstate Event Permit allows horses and their owners to travel to events in participating states for six months. The permit can be used in lieu of a 30-day certificate of veterinary inspection. The ...

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Rodeo's junior livestock sale sets all-time record

JACKSON — The 2012 Dixie National Sale of Junior Champions was the most successful sale to date, bringing in almost $300,000. The Dixie National Junior Livestock Show, held each February in Jackson, has concluded for the last 43 years with the sale of champion market animals. Philanthropic buyers have contributed more than $4.5 million throughout the history of the Sale ...

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