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Another Wrangler Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night has come and gone and the 107th California Rodeo Salinas is officially underway. Thursday night, presented by Rabobank, drew a crowd of 9,811 people to the Salinas Sports Complex in their pink shirts and hats. $1 from each ticket sold last night will be donated to the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System.
Highlights included Lena Coulson of Salinas earning the title of Miss California Rodeo Salinas 2017, the first ever Junior Barrel Race on our track, Bareback Rider Kaycee Feild scoring 84 points on Rafter G Rodeo’s Biscuit, Trevor Brazile and Patrick Smith winning the round in the Team Roping with a time of 7.4 seconds and Bull Rider Elliott Jacoby riding Rafter G Rodeo’s Johnny West for 85 points. Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey also performed on our track, herding Barbados sheep while riding his Border Collie, Boogie. Full event results can be found here:

Don’t miss the Produce Mascot Race and Fight Hunger Night presented by Wells Fargo tonight, Salute to Military Day presented by Tanimura & Antle on Saturday July 22nd and the Pendleton Whisky Day of Champions and Man Up Crusade Day on Sunday July 23rd at the California Rodeo Salinas. Tickets are available at, 1034 N. Main Street after 10am each day or by calling (831)772-6500. Prices are $7 for children, $14 for adult general admission and $20 for adult reserved seats.

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Photo by Interface Visual; MCRS 2016 Megan Ford and MCRS 2017 Lena Coulson.

About California Rodeo Salinas
The 107th California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 20th-23rd, 2017. The California Rodeo Association is a non-profit organization that strives to preserve and promote the traditions of the California Rodeo Salinas and the West. We support the community and other non-profit organizations through the staging of the annual California Rodeo Salinas and other year round operations of the Salinas Sports Complex. Through donation of our facility, vending and fundraising opportunities during Rodeo and other events, the California Rodeo Association returns over $300,000 annually to local non-profits. For more information about the California Rodeo Salinas, log on to or call the California Rodeo Office at 831-775.3100. ‘Like’ the California Rodeo on Facebook at or follow us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for updates, photos and more.
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