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Flag Race

Flag Race

A. Barrels to be set in triangle pattern as shown in illustration.
Distances shown are recommended, others may be used.
Rider may run the course to right or left.
1. Pattern A should be used whenever possible. Pattern
B is to be used only in small arenas when barrels 1
and 3 are set up against the fence.
a. Patterns A and B are not optional. If Pattern B
is to be used, it will be posted by the Show
Committee prior to the class.
B. Flag to be picked up at first barrel, exhibitor to proceed
around the second barrel and deposit flag in container in
third barrel and then cross finish line.
C. Containers for flags shall be at least the size of a 2‐gallon
bucket. Plastic or rubber containers are recommended.
Material in containers should be suitable material to allow
flag to be easily removed and stuck, e.g., soybeans, corn,
wheat or loose sand. Flagsticks should be 18” in length
with recommended 3/8” or larger round dowel, with blunt
ends. Flags must be attached with fabric measuring at least
5” x 7”.
D. Disqualification results by the rider dropping the flag, flag
not staying in the “stuck position” in the material inside
the container on the third barrel, not going around the
second barrel, knocking over any flag container, or
knocking over first or third barrel, or using the flag as a bat.
Knockdown of the free‐standing barrel (second barrel) is a
5‐second penalty. Also see Rule 102.

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