SEPTEMBER  8, 9 & 10, 2017



 Friday September 8th

                                Stalls will be open Friday morning

12:00 p.m.            Office Open

1:00 - 4:30          Warm Up Sessions w/barrels

                                 $10 - 15 minute time slots

                                Limited to 10 riders per session

3:00                       Deadline for those entering the Open Slot Race sidepot

4:00 - 5:00          Hip numbers painted on Open Slot Race sidepot horses - wash rack area

5:00                       PeeWee Race immediately followed by Open 5D

                                 Entries close at horse 50

                                 Slot Race sidepot horses will run after the big drag at 50


Saturday September 9th

7:45 a.m.            Office Open

8:00 - 10:00       Warm Up Sessions w/barrels

                                $10 - 15 minute time slots

                                Limited to 10 riders per session

10:00 a.m.          Deadline for entering The Man Race

10:00 a.m.         LIVE AUCTION  followed by the Man Race/Slot Race Sidepot Calcutta!  

                               Horses entered in the Man Race and Open Slot Race sidepot must be in the arena for the calcutta!

                               Man Racers, please be there early enough to get your horse numbered!

12:30                   Horses of Hope Parade of Champions

1:00 p.m.            Barrels of Hope - Barrel Exhibitions by some of the riders at Horses of Hope - Don't Miss This!! 

3:00 p.m.            Man Race

                              Open 5D will run immediately after the conclusion of the Man Race with the first 30 being the Open Slot Race

                              sidepot horses.  After those first 30 horses run in the Open, we will break for the awards presentations

                              for the Man Race and the Open Slot Race sidepot.  The remaining runners in the Open 5D will continue

                              immediately following the awards presentation..

                               Entries close at horse 50


Sunday September 10th

 8:30 a.m.            Church Service with Roxanne Potter Ministries

9:00 a.m.             Office Open

10:00 a.m.          Open 5D

                                Entries close at horse 50

                               Awards and buckle presentations for Average winners immediately following Open! 




 $8,000 Added 5D  -  ½ second splits 

Friday $2,000 Added  -  Saturday $3,000 Added  -  Sunday $3,000 Added

75% payback of EF - 100% payback of added money



Pre-entries must be accompanied by the pre-entry form filled in and signed at the bottom along with payment.  Make checks payable to Horses of Hope and mail to 2406 S Chapel Road, Carthage, MO 64836

Pre-entries must be postmarked by August 28, 2017!  Pre-entries may be paid with a check.  All onsite entries will be CASH ONLY - NO EXCEPTIONS

This race is a fundraiser for Horses of Hope Therapeutic Riding Centers.   There will be NO REFUNDS for any reason. 

If you pre-enter, you will have the option of choosing which big drag you want to run in (i.e. 1-50; 51-100; 101-150, etc.)  If you choose this option and if you are entering more than one horse, you will need to specify which horse you want in which big drag.  These requests will be met on a first come first serve basis! 

Draw for pre-entries will be posted on or before September 5, 2017.



All late entries will be added to the bottom of the draw.  Onsite entries will close at horse 50 and then the late draw will be posted.  NO LATE FEES!!! 



Due to the limited number of onsite stalls available, tack stalls will not be sold.  You will be allowed one stall per horse entered.  There will be offsite stalls available!  Stalls will have name tags and will be pre-assigned.  If you would like to stall next to someone, please note that on your pre-entry form.  No outside shavings will be allowed.  Shavings can be purchased onsite for $7.00 per bag.  No tie-outs or portable pens allowed on the grounds at Lucky J Arena. 

RV hookups are $20 per night and are first come first serve.  There are 38 RV hookups available.  Someone with Lucky J Arena will come by to collect the RV hookup fees.   


$8,000 ADDED OPEN 5D

5D Format, 1/2 second split.  75% payback of entry fees and 100% payback of added money.  $2,000 added on Friday ($45 EF), $3,000 added on Saturday ($65 EF) and $3,000 added on Sunday ($65 EF).  You MUST check in with the gate person during the drag before your run!!  The calls of the Gate Person are the official call to the contestant.  You must enter the holding pen, give the gate person your name, and stay in the holding pen until after that drag is done.  YOU MUST BE IN THE HOLDING PEN WHEN THE TRACTORS ARE DONE DRAGGING AND THE GATE IS CLOSED OR YOU WILL BE SCRATCHED!  NO EXCEPTIONS!!


Entry into the sidepots is purely optional.  All of the sidepot races are part of the Open 5D and you MUST be entered in the Open to be entered in the sidepots!  


$2,000 Added!  2D Format, 1/2 Second Split.  Entry fee for the Open Slot Race Sidepot is $200, 75% payback of the entry fee and 100% payback of the added money.  This will pay on a 2 run average with the 1st go being Friday night and 2nd go being Saturday afternoon directly after the conclusion of The Man Race.  Open Slot Race sidepot horses will sell in the Calcutta directly after the live auction on Saturday!   Open Slot Race entries will be capped at 30!



The age incentive sidepot races will be ran all three days.  Sidepot entry fees are $25.00 with three age incentives - Junior 19 & under;  Adult 20-49; and Senior 50+.   Age qualification will be whatever your age is on the day of the race.   Age incentive sidepots are a 3D format, whole second splits. 



There will be warm-up sessions with barrels on Friday 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.  Warm-up sessions are $10 each and you will have a 15 minute time slot.  Each session will be limited to 10 riders.  There will be NO exhibitions or warm-ups on Sunday. 



Buckles for the Open 5D will be awarded based on 3 qualified times over 3 days.  Once we determine your average time, all average times will be broken down into the 5 divisions and the winners of each D will receive the buckles. There will be 5 buckles awarded in the Open 5D Average. 


Thank you to OE Nutraceuticals for sponsoring our average this year!  To be eligible for buckles and payout in the average, you must nominate your horse(s).  Nomination fee is $25.  You must nominate your horse before your first run of the weekend.   Your average time will be figured by adding your 3 qualified times together and then dividing that number by 3.  



The Man Race will be ran Saturday September 9, 2017 and this year there will be a minimum of $200.00 added sponsored by the Carthage Saddle Club!  The Man Race will be capped at 30 entries and will be ran in a 3D format, whole second splits.  You may pre-enter for the Man Race.  If you choose to enter on-site, please keep in mind that entries for the Man Race will close at 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning OR at 30 entries, whichever occurs first!!  There will be 3 buckles awarded in the Man Race; 1D, 2D, and 3D winners.   There will also be $100 cold hard cash for the Best/Most Comical Attire!  A panel of judges will be chosen to pick our winner!  Make it fun!!!  Also this year we are bringing back the "Festus Yeti Challenge"!  You must be entered in The Man Race to participate!  All you need to do is print out a Festus Yeti Challenge Sponsor Form, ask friends and family to sponsor you in The Man Race, and then bring your sponsor form and money to the office by 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning!  The Man Racer collecting the most sponsor money wins the Yeti 45 Cooler that will be filled with lots of "cool" prizes, including a 20 oz Yeti Tumbler and a Yeti Colster engraved with the race name!   Last year the Yeti Challenge raised almost $3,000 for Horses of Hope!  Start collecting your sponsor money now!  



The PeeWee Race will be Friday September 8, 2017.  There will be one PeeWee Champion buckle awarded to the winner.  ALL PEEWEES WILL RECEIVE A PRIZE!   This is a straight race. Age limit is 10 as of the day of the race!  

Any horse AND/OR RIDER entered in the PeeWee race on Friday may not be entered in the Open 5D on Friday unless the peewee rider is lead line. 



Dress code for this race is long sleeve shirt OR 2017 race tshirt and cowboy/western hat or helmet.  Any contestant not in dress code can be disqualified.  



Dogs are welcome, but they must be on a leash.


Please remember to display good sportsmanship at all times.  This includes animals and fellow barrel racers.  No level of animal abuse will be tolerated or allowed.  Any type of misconduct will be grounds for disqualification or removal from the premises at the discretion of race personnel.  


We have a lot of nice vendors who have paid their fees for setting up at this race.  There shall be no selling of any type of merchandise or any type of professional services on the grounds of Lucky J Arena without a vendor contract on file with the entry office!    NO EXCEPTIONS!