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Guns 'N' Roses shakes off Lowe to keep unbeaten status

Like Many before him 2013 PBR Champion Chris Lowe found Territory feature bull Guns 'N' Roses too good at the Noonamah Tavern Rodeo Series.
Like Many before him 2013 PBR Champion Chris Lowe found Territory feature bull Guns 'N' Roses too good at the Noonamah Tavern Rodeo Series. Mark Wilton

With two superb lead-in rides under his belt, 2013 PBR Champion Chris Lowe looked set to go where no-one had gone before at the Noonamah Tavern Rodeo and cover the unbeaten Territory beast Gun 'N' Roses.

But the Dallas Livestock bull had other ideas and despite the in-form Lowe looking good out of the chute, the Territory's black and white bull with the ever growing reputation was again too good for one of the best riders in the country.

It's been a similar pattern for all three rodeo's in the Noonamah Tavern Series this year.

Interstate riders come to the Territory with one aim in mind, to ride the unridden.

At the July event, it was Reece Weller with two excellent rides before he hopped on board Guns only to be bucked off about three seconds in.

And on Saturday night, Lowe was coming off an 80-point ride on Sandman in the first round and another cracking 83 point cover of Kid Rock.

Lowe had battle royale with Jack McArthur who pushed him all the way to the feature ride with a second place score of 71 points in round one on Zepplin.

Chris Lowe on his way to 83 points on Kid Rock in the Open Bull Ride
Chris Lowe on his way to 83 points on Kid Rock in the Open Bull Ride Mark Wilton

McArthur then took the honours in round two with an 84 point ride on Kung Foo. But Lowe's combined total earned him the ride on Guns.

Lowe, who is just returning to the sport full time, said he was tired by the time he rode the feature.

"I am probably not fit enough just yet. But he (Guns 'N' Roses) managed to get me out the back a bit and I just couldn't get back,” Lowe said after the ride.

"But he is unridden and there have been some good riders on him, so he would have to be up there with the best bulls in the country.”

Overall Lowe said he was "wrapped” to have covered two rides on the night.

"Anytime you stay upright for the eight seconds is a good night.”

Earlier in the night the Ladies Barrels Race was dominated by the young guns with 13-year-old Katelyn Simpson taking out her second Noonamah event in a row and 10-year-old Falcon Hoare came in second.

Simpson's time of 12.96 was streets ahead of the rest, but Hoare certainly signalled her ability in the event with an impressive time of 13.69. Falcon pipped her mum Sarah who came in third with a time of 13.78.

In other action US bound Kalvin Kempster was too good in second round of the Bareback ride, while Tom Edmunds won the second round of the Saddle Bronc. Earlier Noah Taylor took out the first round.

Zane Hall was too good in the Junior Bull division and Lockie Spilsbury cleaned up in the Novice Bull with a 68 point ride.

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