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Tipped barrel keeps Southard from Lakeside win


Last updated 5/17/2007 at Noon

Had it not been for a five-second penalty for knocking down a barrel, Temecula’s Melanie Southard would have won the Barrel Racing at the Lakeside Rodeo.

Southard and her horse, Snickers, completed the course in 17.09 seconds during the April 29 performance, but the tipped barrel gave her an official time of 22.09 seconds. Rachel Millymaki, who also rode April 29, had a time of 17.20 seconds to win the rodeo.

“I knew he was having a good run, so it’s kind of disappointing, but I’m not upset or mad at him,” Southard said.

Snickers, an 18-year-old gelding, is recovering from an i...

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