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Spur Lacasse - Calgary Stampede's Special Delivery - copyright Billie-Jean Duff
Spur Lacasse aboard Calgary Stampede Rodeo's Special Delivery
photo by Billie-Jean Duff / Rough Stock Studio

Airdrie, ALTA – June 19, 2017

It was the perfect Father’s Day present.

Spur Lacasse, son of former Canadian and Calgary Stampede bareback riding champion, Roger Lacasse, climbed aboard the Calgary Stampede’s 2012 Canadian Champion bareback horse, Special Delivery, and “spurred” out an 85 score to capture the bareback riding title and $900 at the weekend’s Innisfail Pro Rodeo at the Daines Ranch.

Riding before one of the huge crowds the sunshine-soaked weekend brought to the central Alberta community (sunshine being very much a rarity for this event), the 24 year-old Calgary cowboy edged Regina’s Ty Taypotat by a half point for the win.

“I’d never been on him before,” Lacasse acknowledged, “but I’d seen him lots and knew what he was about so I was really excited about the draw, that’s for sure. I knew it was a big opportunity for me and I really wanted to give my all.”

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2017 CPRA PRO TOUR
Tour Qualifications:
* Contestants must compete at all of the Pro Tour Rodeos to qualify for the Pro Tour Finals 

Exemption: 
Each contestant is allowed one (1) Pro Tour Exemption as follows:

i) Dr release, or
ii) Vet release, or
iii Conflict with another CPRA Rodeo with the exception of a contestant who enters into a conflict.

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Big E Round Up
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Guy Weadick Days
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Ponoka Stampede
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Williams Lake Stampede
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