Wrangler NFR 2019: Stevi Hillman wins barrel racing Round 9 with fastest time of the rodeo

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Stevi Hilman notched a time of 13.53 seconds to win Round 9 and edge out Round 6 winner Amberleigh Moore for the fastest barrel racing time of this year’s NFR.

“It feels amazing, and I can’t even explain it,” Hillman said. “I’m a little emotional. Obviously, my first go-round win is incredible, and I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. Sharpie is a special horse and means so much to me. My mother-in-law flew in today, and I’m just thankful for my whole team and the horse owners (Matt & Bendi Dunn). It’s just such a blessing. For it to happen today is just really special.

Hailey Kinsel, who won Rounds 7 and 8, finished second Friday night and 61-year-old Dona Kay Rule finished third.

Kinsel is No. 1 in the world standings by more than $75,000.

Barrel Racing World Standings (NFR money in parentheses)

1. Hailey Kinsel - $283,674 ($134,807)

2. Amberleigh Moore - $207,982 ($114,923)

3. Nellie Miller - $204,168 ($49,557)

4. Emily Miller - $201,221 ($103,076)

5. Dona Kay Rule - $190,276 ($93,769)