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Boy Dies After 'the Most Exciting Moment of His Life'

He suffered cardiac arrest during his first bull riding event

(Newser) - A 14-year-old boy is dead after riding a bull for the first time at a North Carolina rodeo. The family of Denim Bradshaw says he got in the ring at the Rafter K. Rodeo Winter Series at American Legion Post 290 in the city of King on Saturday night, and...

6 People Struck by Rampaging Bull at California Rodeo
Bull Escapes California
Rodeo, Hits 6 People

Bull Escapes California Rodeo, Hits 6 People

The animal was captured almost half a mile away

(Newser) - A bull jumped a fence at a northern California rodeo Friday night, striking six people as it escaped the popular Redding Rodeo during the bull riding event. As the event neared its conclusion around 10pm, the bull bucked its rider, jumped the arena fence as another cowboy tried in vain...

Hero Dad Jumps Into Bullring at Just the Right Moment

Bull was charging toward Landis Hooks' teen son, the rider who'd been knocked unconscious

(Newser) - Fathers might intend to protect their children no matter the danger, but that's easier said than done when there's an angry bull in the picture. Landis Hooks wasn't bothered. The father had watched his 18-year-old bull rider son get knocked unconscious by a bucking bull at the...

In 'Freak Accident,' Rider Pulled Under Bull and Killed

Amadeu Campos Silva, 22, described as having a lot of promise

(Newser) - A Brazilian bull rider was killed Sunday when his spur got caught in a rope, pulling him under the bull, and the animal stepped on his chest in California, according to the Professional Bull Riders touring group. Amadeu Campos Silva, 22, was competing at a bull-riding Velocity Tour event at...

Bull Fatally Stomps Rider at Denver Event

Mason Lowe suffered massive heart damage

(Newser) - Tragedy at the National Western Stock Show: One of the world's leading professional bull riders was fatally injured at the Denver event Tuesday by a bull called Hard Times. Witnesses say Mason Lowe, 25, was thrown from the back of the bull, which stomped him when he was on...

Girl, 16, Killed in Bull Riding Accident

Florida rodeo turns tragic when Brooke Ann Coats is thrown

(Newser) - Tragic news out of Florida: A 16-year-old girl is dead following a Friday night bull riding accident. Brooke Ann Coats was competing in a local rodeo when she was thrown from a bull and kicked once in the chest, ABC Action News reports. Though she was able to walk out...

Now Rodeo Bulls Face Steroid Tests
Now Rodeo Bulls Face Steroid Tests

Now Rodeo Bulls Face Steroid Tests

Amid scandals, bull riding seeks to prove its animal stars are clean

(Newser) - Juicing isn't just for humans anymore—or at least that's the new worry on the rodeo circuit, as bulls are now being tested for steroids. To keep suspicion away from the ring, the Professional Bull Riders are beginning tests to "ensure the integrity of the sport," and first...

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