Stock Show Insider Special: The big time

Barrel racer Hailey Kinsel, a 22-year-old Texas A&M senior agriculture economics major, earned $433,333 after clinching the barrel racing title at The American.

The American offered competitors a $2 million purse, a record payoff for a single performance rodeo.

The 2017 RFD-TV’s The American, which was conducted on Feb. 19 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, will be broadcast tomorrow on CBS (the big CBS major network, not the smaller CBS Sports cable network that regularly shows the Professional Bull Riders and the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo broadcasts). The one hour special begins at 11:30 a.m. Central on Sunday, Feb. 26. It comes on at 11:30 a.m. on my cable package, which is KLBK out of Lubbock. But I advise checking your local listing to be safe. Personally, I already have set up my TV to record the broadcast. It will be a high point for pro rodeo when The American is featured on a major network!!!

–Brett Hoffman