Triple crown heads to Socorro

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The Triple Crown Barrel Race will take place over Labor Day weekend in three different arenas in three different cities around the state. A total of $3,000 has been added ($1,000 per event) and buckles will be awarded in the Open 4D Average.

On Saturday, Sept. 1, Prewitt will play host to the event, and double points will be awarded for District 2. Grants will be the site on Sunday, Sept. 2, and Socorro will play host to the event on Monday, Sept. 3.

In Prewitt and Grants, exhibition will go from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., and in Socorro it will run from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Books close at 11:00 a.m. for all three events, or a late fee will be imposed. Also for all three days, Open begins at 1:00 p.m. with youth and senior afterward.

Entry fee into the 2012 Triple Crown Barrel Race is $55 for Open and $25 for youth and senior.

In Socorro, bulls will be bucked out at noon. For more information call (505) 285-6311 or (505) 285-5772.