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$1M Breakaway Announcement with Chris Neal on ‘The Breakdown’ Podcast

Rising Stars' Chris Neal announces the richest breakaway roping ever in the history of the sport—the Kimes Ranch Million Dollar Breakaway.

Kimes Ranch Jeans and Chris Neal have partnered for a $1 million breakaway event taking place thanksgiving weekend in Scottsdale.
Kimes Ranch Jeans and Chris Neal have partnered for a $1 million breakaway event taking place thanksgiving weekend in Scottsdale. Photo courtesy Neal

Chris Neal just announced the richest breakaway roping event in the history of the sport—the Kimes Ranch Million Dollar Breakaway Roping—will be in Scottsdale, Arizona, Nov. 27-30, 2024, and will pay out $1 million across a 10-round Open format.

In this episode of “The Breakdown” with host Lillian Kent, breakaway and tie-down producing heavyweight Chris Neal of CN Productions and Risings Stars fame sheds light on his idea to to create an event that matches the exceptional growth the sport of breakaway has been experiencing.

“This is going to be the largest women’s single event payout in history.” – Chris Neal

Listen to this history-making announcement right here on “The Breakdown.”

Key takeaways from our conversation with Chris Neal about the inaugural Kimes Ranch Million Dollar Breakaway Roping:

  • Nov. 27-30, 2024, at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • 25 ropers will compete across 10 rounds for a total payout of $1 million
  • 10 spots are reserved for the Top 10 ropers by ProRodeo world standings
  • The remaining 15 spots follow an Open roping format
  • Who can qualify? How and where?

Read the Kimes Ranch press release HERE.

BRJ

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