JUNE 7, 2016, STAMFORD, TEX.— The cowboys of old took pride in seeing who had the fastest horse in the west, and now today’s cowboys will have the same chance.
The Texas Cowboy Reunion is continuing its tradition of bringing the Old West to the present by adding a new event, Matched Horse Races, to the 2016 TCR lineup. “The TCR is known for unique and exciting events that reflect the life of cowboys in the Old West,” says James Decker, the race chairman. “We wanted to provide an opportunity for horsemen and horsewomen to show off their horses like they have been doing since those days.”
The new event will join the lineup of Saturday afternoon events on July 2
, with the books for the race opening at 2 p.m. The races will begin at 3 p.m. at the racetrack at the southwest corner of the TCR grounds.
Those interested in participating in the event can register early for only $10 until June 20
, or for $15 up to the day of the race. The race has a $1,000 purse, as well as a commemorative buckle for the champion. The event will be limited to the first 40 paid entries, so riders who are interested should sign up soon.
Want to cheer on your favorite horseman or horsewoman in the race? The TCR is also selling reserved trailer viewing spots for attendees to park flatbed trailers along the race track for viewers to watch the races from with their friends and family. These reserved spots are available for $200. Attendees can also reserve a parking spot for a pickup for $25, with a limited number of VIP pickup spots available for $50. All reserved spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and must be paid to be reserved. General admission tickets for those watching from a pickup or trailer or those who want to watch the race picnic style with chairs or blankets will cost $5 per person.
To sign up for the race or for more information, contact James Decker at 325-668-4878 or
. Entry forms and fees can also be mailed to James at P.O. Box 106, Stamford, TX 79553, or be mailed or delivered to 127 E. McHarg St., Stamford, TX 79553.