Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

THE DANGER MEN; Riders Risk Life and Limb in the Dangerous World of the Bullride

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

THE DANGER MEN; Riders Risk Life and Limb in the Dangerous World of the Bullride

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Charlie Payne

charlie.payne@dailymercury.com.au

TOP RIDERS

Open Steve Corrie

Rookie Callan Gleeson

Junior No winner

BULLRIDING: It's wild and dangerous, and bullrider Steve Corrie wouldn't have it any other way.

Corrie won the open bullride at the Sarina show, on a night when only three riders made time on their bulls and several were lucky to escape serious injury.

Rookie competitor Kerrod Smith was gored and trampled after being thrown by the bull Top Gun, and open rider Jay Borghero was "hung up" by Hook & Sling. Only good work by the rodeo clowns saved him.

"I think he stood on his head as well," Corrie said of Smith, who managed to get up and run from the arena.

"They took him off to get a few stitches, but I think he's okay."

Despite the danger, Corrie, 26, a boilermaker from Rockhampton, is planning to head for the big money on the rodeo circuit in the United States at the end of this year.

"There's phenomenal amounts of money to be made over there," Corrie said. …

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