Pack Burro Racing

Pack Burro Racing

Running trails with B***os and bringing smiles to cheering spectators

Operating as usual

23/06/2022

B***o Racing Community,

Richard Emond, a past Western Pack B***o Ass-ociation President and active member of the b***o racing community for over 20 years, has experienced a series of setbacks and is in dire need of some assistance. Richard is facing a long road to recovery from a fall that resulted in multiple fractures to his skull/ back and bleeding to the brain. Already facing eviction from his longtime home, the final indignity was returning home from the hospital to convalesce and find it had been burglarized. Even the strongest among us can only handle so much.
For more details, please read the full write up on the gofundme link below.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/richard-emond?utm_campaign=m_pd+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer

We appreciate any donations to help Richard through this unusually difficult time.

Timeline photos 11/02/2022

Get ready to bring home your own TRAINED horse or b***o. Inmate trained horses and b***os from our Florence Off-Range Corral will be offered up on the next BLM Wild Horse & B***o Program Online Corral Event starting February 15 through February 22. You must have an approved application into the Online Corral by February 13. You can access the BLM Online Corral by visiting: https://wildhorsesonline.blm.gov/Auction/HowToGuide
BLM Arizona is planning on offering 14 - Horses and 12 - B***os via the Online Corral event. Videos of each animal can be viewed on our BLM Arizona YouTube - Wild Horse & B***o playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPM5J5CIzBSi3frKCJS34WHZRRlO-eTX8

B***o racing draws crowds in Arizona mining towns 09/11/2021

B***o racing draws crowds in Arizona mining towns In 1949, Colorado began racing b***os to honor the tradition of donkeys and their impact on mining towns. In the last few years, Arizona has picked up the tradition, racing b***os to spread awareness of b***os and mining history.

05/11/2021

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Even though we had to postpone our World Championship Pack B***o Race in 2020, the Western Pack B***o Association was able to still hold a race in Fairplay. We decided to recognize the 2020 winners anyway on the historical Prunes Monument at the Hand Hotel along with the winners of the 2021 race. Congratulations to all and THANK YOU to the b***o racing community for keeping this sport going and growing! Check out B***o Days and the 2022 World Championship Pack B***o Race in Fairplay July 29-31 next year! www.b***odays.org.

24/10/2021

Time to relax!

Photos from Pack B***o Racing's post 24/10/2021

Well deserved!

24/10/2021

The awards ceremony has begun!

23/10/2021

The real winner of the race!

23/10/2021

Winner! Lynn and Muzzy!
Lucille Evelyn

23/10/2021

Start of the Superior Race.

22/10/2021

The donks got some creek crossing practice.

Bell and Wooly Bear triumph in 1959 race 27/09/2021

Bell and Wooly Bear triumph in 1959 race When Iretta Bell was 16 years old in 1959, she decided on a whim that she would run that year’s Pack B***o Race in Leadville. After a triumphant win, Bell,

RSVP 2 — Western Pack B***o Ass-ociation 20/09/2021

If you are planning on attending our annual banquet please RSVP. Space is limited so don't wait!

https://www.packb***oracing.org/rsvp

RSVP 2 — Western Pack B***o Ass-ociation Please join us for our 2021 awards banquet. Once again our banquet will be hosted by Tommyknockers in Idaho Springs. Date: Oct 17thTime: Noon - 3PM Name * First Name Last Name Please list any additional guests Email * Phone * ( # # #) # # # # # # # Will you be attending? * Thank you!

Superior B***o Run Box 8 Camping Reservation 01/09/2021

If you are planning on camping in Superior, AZ, here is the link to register. Reserve your spot now. Please share.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdp6SPyB7Z9RUEe8eZV20wgmaVxzc3cTdOAcWwqNOjONPr17w/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2WzkucFqj6TRU3hBq12y3Gr3fvdiKG7RAK-ntZHSYFCUvCXLbm2DSvWLA

Superior B***o Run Box 8 Camping Reservation Please fill out the information below to reserve a camping spot at the Box 8 Ranch (226 S Smith Dr, Superior, AZ 85173) for you and/or your b***o(s) for the Superior B***o Run ADDITIONALLY this form offers the option to pre-purchase hay/grain to be delivered to Box 8 and be ready for your b***os whe...

2021 Races — Western Pack B***o Ass-ociation 30/08/2021

Git yurself registered for Victor!

https://www.packb***oracing.org/races

2021 Races — Western Pack B***o Ass-ociation For any additions or changes to race info please contact us. Sep 11 7th Victor B***o Racing Gold Rush Challenge Saturday, September 11, 2021 10:00 AM 4:00 PM Google Calendar ICS 7th Victor Pack B***o Racing ChallengeSaturday, September 11, 2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pmVictor, Colorado, USAVisit the Race W...

2021 Races — Western Pack B***o Ass-ociation 04/08/2021

The Leadville registration info has been updated on our site. If you haven't registered for the final race of the Triple Crown...What are you waiting for? Get on it!
https://www.packb***oracing.org/races

2021 Races — Western Pack B***o Ass-ociation For any additions or changes to race info please contact us. Aug 8 Leadville Boom Days Pack B***o Race Sunday, August 8, 2021 10:00 AM 6:00 PM Google Calendar ICS Leadville, Colorado Race Site (Registration)Long Course MapShort Course Map 3rd Leg of the Triple Crown.** RACE INFO for 2021 Leadville B...

Western Pack B***o Ass-ociation 24/07/2021

If you need to update your membership before tomorrow's race, click the "Join Now" button on any page from our new site.

https://www.packb***oracing.org

Western Pack B***o Ass-ociation Welcome to the Western Pack B***o ASS-ociation A Unique SportWe run with our b***os. There’s no riding in this sport. This is NOT just a foot race. Even the fastest racer can be humbled by his running partner - equus asinus. If you’re up to the challenge, check us out! 

General 3 — Western Pack B***o Ass-ociation 21/07/2021

If you are planning on camping at Fairplay for this weekend's race, here's the info:
https://www.packb***oracing.org/fairplaycamp

General 3 — Western Pack B***o Ass-ociation Fairplay 2021 CampingPark County Fairgrounds - 880 Bogue Street. I have attached a google map of the fairgrounds area with camping locations and stall locations marked so people know where to go. The bathroom building will be available for use. The Town will park one of our dump trucks there to col...

30/06/2021

It's official!

After much discussion, the Town of Fairplay has decided to remove the minimum 33 pound weight limit for the World Championship Pack B***o Race. We will eliminate the weight requirement starting with this year's 72nd World Championship Race, July 25, 2021. However, we will still require that each b***o is equipped with a regulation packsaddle including a prospectors pick, shovel and gold pan. It is also strongly suggested that each participant carry plenty of water, food and weather appropriate clothing. We can't wait to see you at B***o Days this year! Check out our new website, www.b***odays.org for more information, lots of photos and to register for the b***o race!

11/06/2021

The June issue of Western Mule Magazine is out with a 5-page article I wrote about Roger’s journey from a wild AZ b***o to top ten pack b***o racer teamed up with his owner, endurance athlete Tracy Loughlin. This is the first page excerpt. (Full article in the magazine.)

This is a really cool story that follows Roger’s journey from living in the wild (when I met him), to BLMs Florence Facility, to B***o BaseCamp in CO, to race-training with Harrison & Hal Walter, to top finisher together with Tracy. Look for this team running in Creede this weekend!



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2021 Idaho Springs Pack B***o Race 31/05/2021

2021 Idaho Springs Pack B***o Race 2021 Idaho Springs Mining Days Pack B***o Race Highlights"Race Your ass off Memorial Day weekend" Day 2B***o Racing is an amazing sport with collaborated tea...

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Start of the Superior Race.
The donks got some creek crossing practice.