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Several cattle escaped from an equine event at Will Rogers and off the property on Tuesday, Sept. 8. Officials say the loose animals were roping steers, similar to the one shown in this photo from the World's Greatest Horseman show. • Photo by Ross Hecox.

Cattle Escape Will Rogers Complex, Enter Fort Worth Cultural District

A group of loose cattle that escaped from holding pens at Will Rogers Memorial Center Tuesday night entered the city of Fort Worth's Cultural District, officials say.
John Tolbert and Bobs Smokin Joe

NCHA Hall of Famer John Tolbert Dies at age 64

John Tolbert, 64, died Tuesday morning in his sleep at home in Greenville, Texas, friends of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Hall of Famer confirmed.   Before induction into the NCHA Rider Hall of Fame in 1994, the Goliad, Texas, native, who began training professionally in 1981, reached the pinnacle of his sport atop Bobs […]
Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum

Will Rogers Memorial Center a Shrine to Love and Friendship

Progress being what it is, a new arena was a long overdue need for a city of Fort Worth growing out of its blue jeans. Fortunately for the Western performance horse industry, its major events stayed at the venerable Will Rogers Coliseum or a surrounding building on the sacred grounds. The Will Rogers Memorial Center […]
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Two of a Kind: Will Rogers and His Horses

Over the last 100 years, there really is no equal to Will Rogers when you calculate the sum of his parts as a stage and film actor, vaudeville performer, humorist and social commentator.  “I have a lot of big ideas,” Will said in 1930, five years before his death in a plane crash in Alaska, […]
Joe Heim and Docs Okie Quixote at the 1984 Super Stakes

Docs Okie Quixote a Superfly Gent if there ever was one

If anybody had any doubts about Docs Okie Quixote, the National Cutting Horse Futurity Association Futurity champion only months earlier, those were all erased when he followed it up with a convincing triumph at the Super Stakes in 1984. And if that weren’t enough, he won the Derby later in the year to become the […]
This Isa Stray Cat and Ron Malone

Ron Malone was an Attorney by Day, Cowboy Forever

In the archives of Ron Malone’s most excellent adventure called life is a treatise authored for the Santa Clara Law Review by a young up-and-comer with 40 years of lawyering in front of him. “Obscenity: The Pig in the Parlor” is laden with the lawyer speak typical of such a scholarly appraisal of First Amendment […]

Dox Miss N Reno, 1992 NCHA Futurity Champ, dies at 31

Dox Miss N Reno, who emerged on her sport’s biggest stage as the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity champion in 1992, died on Wednesday.  The mare by Miss N Cash and out of Doc Quixote mare Paloma Quixote was 31. “She decided it was her time. She laid down and that was it,” said […]
Shiney Outlaw and Jay McLaughlin at the NRCHA Celebration of Champions.

Shiney Outlaw Just What the NRCHA Witch Doctor Ordered

The No. 13 has gotten a bad rap over the centuries, thanks largely — the wanna-be numerologists believe, anyway — to Judas Iscariot being the 13th to have a sit at Christ’s Last Supper all those years ago. Ever since then, skyscrapers and hotels haven’t had a 13th floor, or something like that. Just stay […]