Two Time Champ Luke Rock Starts Slow

Two time World Champion Indian Relay Race jockey Luke Rock of the Rock Relay Team from Lodge Grass, Montana had a rough go in the Wednesday night 3rd Heat finishing in third place. Luke had a poor start and a trouble filled start of the last leg to cast doubt of a three-peat champion run. Luke was first in both 2010 and 2011. You can never count Luke out so stay tuned as Thursday nights action again starts in the Sheridan County Fairgrounds Main Arena at 7:00 pm with another set of 4 Heats of Indian Relay Races. Scroll down for more action and for even more photos go to: http://deerrungraphics.com/

After a slow start and a trouble filled start of the final leg of the heat two time World Champion Luke Rock has to settle for third place.
After a slow start and a trouble filled start of the final leg of the heat two time World Champion Luke Rock has to settle for third place.
Two time defending world champion (2010 & 2011) Luke Rock of the Rock Relay Team in the center in green is slow off the starting line
Two time defending world champion (2010 & 2011) Luke Rock of the Rock Relay Team in the center in green is slow off the starting line
The Rock Relay team await Luke Rock for the last change of horse
The Rock Relay team await Luke Rock for the last change of horse
Luke goes down during the exchange of horses
Luke goes down during the exchange of horses
Then as Luke gets going again . . .
Then as Luke gets going again . . .
This crash happens as Luke "pulls out of the pits" Chris Sanchez, in pink, from the Black Eagle team goes down after getting tangled up with a Rock Relay horse
This crash happens as Luke "pulls out of the pits" Chris Sanchez, in pink, from the Black Eagle team goes down after getting tangled up with a Rock Relay horse
Chris Sanchez, in pink, is behind the two horses
Chris Sanchez, in pink, is behind the two horses
Now riderless, Chris Sanchez's horse continues on as Chris's leg appears
Now riderless, Chris Sanchez's horse continues on as Chris's leg appears
Chris now appears after his roll has his legs pointing upward
Chris now appears after his roll has his legs pointing upward
A crippled Chris Sanchez hobbles away from the crash scene
A crippled Chris Sanchez hobbles away from the crash scene
After a slow start and a trouble filled start of the final leg of the heat two time World Champion Luke Rock has to settle for third place.
After a slow start and a trouble filled start of the final leg of the heat two time World Champion Luke Rock has to settle for third place.
And then the riderless horse of Chris Sanchez comes in.
And then the riderless horse of Chris Sanchez comes in.