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Babbington the one to watch at Emerald PBR

IN ACTION: Bull Rider Fraser Babbington took out the Rockhampton PBR and Emerald locals want him to attend their event.
IN ACTION: Bull Rider Fraser Babbington took out the Rockhampton PBR and Emerald locals want him to attend their event. Alistair Brightman

FRESH from taking out the Rural Weekly Pro Bull Riding Live Series in Rockhampton at the weekend, Central Highlands locals will be hoping to see more of bull rider Fraser Babbington.

Fraser pocketed a cool $12,000 bonus on top of his winnings for the night when he was crowned the inaugural series champion.

The 2015-16 Rural Weekly Pro Bull Riding Live Series will kick off in Emerald on Saturday, November 28.

The PBR event will showcase a host of the country's top riders hoping to come out on top of a rank line-up of bulls.

Last Saturday night, in front of a crowd of more than 2000, Babbington saved his best for last to record an impressive victory.

He hails from Gisborne, New Zealand, and was a latecomer to the sport.

It was not until he was 17, doing work experience in the Northern Territory in 2003, that he dared get on a bull.

He was instantly hooked and began competing in local rodeos.

He has been part of the elite-ranking PBR riders since 2008 and is the reigning PBR Australian champion.

Tickets are available now at http://www.ruralweekly.com.au/liveseries or phone the CQ News office.

Emerald PBR
Where: McIndoe Park, Emerald.
When: November 28.
Cost: Ringside adult $60, ringside child $40, ringside family $160, general admission adult $30, child $20 and family $80.

Topics:  pro bull riding


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