It’s all in a name

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I love seeing the names stock contractors have for bucking beasts. From Bodacious to Surprise Party to Grated Coconut, there is a long line of great names.

There are many reasons behind the names. Grated Coconut, for example, is out of a mare named Coconut Roll. Sometimes an animal is named because of a family thing – there are a number of animals with names like Rhett’s Pet, Jacob’s Pet, etc.

On Tuesday night during the seventh performance of the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, there were some great names for great bucking athletes, like bulls named Death Warrant, Death Sentence and Black Powder – monikers that evoke nastiness.

But my favorite name might have been another animal that bucked Tuesday, a Burch Rodeo bull named Shady Rodeo Announcer. I’d love to hear the back story on that one, wouldn’t you?


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