IT MAY seem strange to some that The Queensland Times is backing a professional bull riding night at the North Ipswich Reserve tonight.

The event has been in the planning for more than six months and the first in the series was recently held in Rockhampton.

Getting behind events outside of the publishing industry is not new for many news organisations.

Probably one of the more noteworthy was Channel Nine's decision to set up World Series Cricket.

The idea behind APN's bull riding series was to find an event that we could take to venues across our Queensland footprint.

The first night proved a huge hit and it's hoped that we will also get a big crowd coming along tonight in Ipswich.

If the crowd rolls in, the event will be back even bigger next year.

If you haven't seen the cowboys try to tackle these monster bulls, I suggest you take up this chance.

It's a sport that doesn't take prisoners.

These men risk their lives every time the chute springs open.

They know better than anyone just how long eight seconds can be.



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