What happened to take care of business bull?
Takin' Care of Business appeared at the 1990 National Finals Rodeo. He was then retired and put out to stud until he died in 1999. Frost is buried near his hero and mentor, Freckles Brown, in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Hugo, Oklahoma.
The event was titled the "Challenge of the Champions." Red Rock was brought out of retirement and Lane Frost finally rode him to the eight-second whistle for a scoring ride for 4 of the 7 matches.
After successfully completing his ride he dismounted. Lane was then hit by the bull, breaking his ribs and severing a main artery. He died within moments. Lane's last ride was on "Takin' Care of Business" Cheyenne Frontier Days July 30, 1989.
Josh's rodeo roots run deep as he grew up in a rodeo family so his entry to the sport was only natural, in fact Josh is a cousin to the legendary Lane Frost.
Brent Thurman's death
Sunday, December 11, 1994, was the first time a bull riding incident resulted in the death of a bull rider at an NFR when Brent Thurman was stomped on and killed by Red Wolf. At the time, Red Wolf weighed 1,800 pounds (820 kg), a very large bull.
Home to Bodacious
In one room is a memorial to the Andrews' legendary animal athlete, Bodacious. Sammy Andrews proudly wears a buckle awarded to him as owner of the best bucking bull at a National Finals Rodeo.
On May 20th, 1988, LANE FROST rode the un-rideable ProRodeo Hall of Fame bucking bull Red Rock at the Redding Rodeo. Red Rock had not been ridden in 307 attempts.
Bodacious is most well known for his serious injury to bull riding icon Tuff Hedeman. Not long after, Bodacious also seriously injured Scott Breding. His owner, Sammy Andrews, then retired Bodacious.
Red Rock is one of rodeo's most famous bulls because in the 309 outs during his PRCA career between 1983 and 1987, he was never ridden a single time.
When the title was at stake in the four-man final round, Frost, a Utah cowboy, turned in a lofty score of 91 aboard a bull named Cowbanger, which is owned by Championship Pro Rodeo Co. Frost, a three-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, earned the $9,125 prize.
Is Lane Frost buried?
Bodacious will forever be linked to the career of bull rider Tuff Hedeman. Bodacious already had a reputation when he and Hedeman faced off in 1993. After failing to ride him the required 8 seconds on two occasions, Hedeman rode Bodacious for a masterful, near perfect 95 points in November 1993.
8 Seconds, tells the true story of professional bull rider Lane Frost. Released in 1994, shortly after what would have been Frost's 30th birthday, the film followed his life from the time he was a child to his untimely death in 1989.
8 Seconds is a 1994 American biographical drama film directed by John G. Avildsen. Its title refers to the length of time a bull rider is required to stay on for a ride to be scored. It stars Luke Perry as American rodeo legend Lane Frost and focuses on his life and career as a bull riding champion.
On Feb. 13, owner Chad Berger announced Smooth Operator had died at age 11. Smooth Operator, the 2019 and 2020 World Champion bull in the PBR, is the oldest bull ever to win back-to-back World Championships.
At least 21 professional bull riders have died since 1989, with true numbers likely far higher as amateur bull riders are not included in these statistics. Several countries are now requiring that young bull riders wear protective helmets, vests, and face masks.
Lane Frost bull-riding statue in front of the Frontier Days Old West Museum. 25-year-old Lane Frost died in the adjacent rodeo arena on July 30, 1989, killed by "Takin' Care of Business," the bull he had just ridden.
Last year's NFR was switched to Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, home of MLB's Texas Rangers, amid the pandemic. In return for helping facilitate the temporary move to Texas, a year was added to Las Vegas' NFR contract that now expires in 2025.
Unfortunately, Bodacious succumbed to illness and died at age 12 on the Andrews Ranch in 2000. He was buried near Sammy and Rena's home in Texas. However his legacy lives on in Bo Howdy, who was sired by Bodacious and debuted in 2005 as a PBR bull.
How much is Bodacious bull worth?
Sumner bought Bodacious for $700 years ago and sold him to Sammy Andrews for $7,500 in 1992. Today, Sumner estimates the bull to be worth more than $30,000.
Bodacious developed a hoof infection when he was 12 years old. The medication used to cure the infection damaged his kidneys, and as a result, he died of kidney failure at 12 years of age in 2000. He died in his holding pen at the Andrews Rodeo Company Ranch on May 16, 2000.
Over the past two decades, Kellie has rebounded from the high-profile tragedy very well. In 1993, she married Mike Macy, who competed in team roping twice at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.
A quarter-century ago, a 25-year-old bull rider named Lane Frost dropped down a bull named Taking Care Of Business on a dark, cloudy and drizzly Sunday afternoon at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo in Wyoming.
Did Lane Frost die on the field? Frost succumbed to injuries in the 1989 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo when the iconic Takin' Care of Business bull struck him after he finished the ride.
Mt. Olivet Cemetery, in Hugo, OK. is where the Frost Family chose to have Lane buried, next to his friend Freckles Brown.
Perhaps no bucking bull in rodeo history was as feared as Bodacious, a 1,900-pound cross-bred Charbray that burst upon the scene in 1992. In four years, Bo was virtually unrideable. All muscle, the bull with the distinctive yellow coloring bucked off 127 of his 135 riders.
On Feb. 13, owner Chad Berger announced Smooth Operator had died at age 11.
Did Kelly Frost ever remarry?
Clyde, Elsie and Kellie Frost (Lane married Kellie on Jan. 5, 1985. Kellie has since remarried and lives in Texas with her current husband, NFR team roper Mike Macy, and their two children.)
Now 46 years old, Kellie Macy lives on a massive West Texas ranch that's been in Mike Macy's family for more than a century.
Bodacious was known for his explosive exit out of the chute. He started out with such force it was not uncommon to see his belly from the top of the back of the chute. He was first ridden in 1993, and it took two years before another bull rider stayed on for eight seconds.
A cowboy named J.B. Mauney climbed aboard the back of a bull named Bushwacker — the bull “no man can ride” — and rode for 8 seconds.
Lashawn Denise Bagley, 22, was arrested in Fort Bend County for the shooting death of bull rider Ouncie Mitchell, who died in Salt Lake City, Utah.