Murray, Tillar

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2016 Earnings:
2016 World Standings


Born: Nov. 18, 1996
Residence: Fort Worth, Texas
Horses: Lil Gracie Dude "Tic Tac" (15-year old sorrel gelding) - Sire: Smart Lil Crimson/Dam: Gracies Doll; Royal Star Commander "Commander" (10-year old gelding) - Sire: AR Star/Dam: Go Royal Scarlett
Joined the WPRA: 2015
World titles: 0
Wrangler NFR qualifications: 0
DNCFR/RNCFR qualifications (actual rodeo seasons): 0
Education: University of Texas, business management major



2016 Highlights

•      Won the Cheyenne (Wyo.) Frontier Days Rodeo
•      Finished second in Mandan (N.D.) Rodeo Days
•      Won the Livingston (Mont.) Roundup

Career Highlights

•     2015 - Finished the year with $31,436; Won the Dodge City (Kan.) Roundup Rodeo and the All-American Rodeo (Waco, Texas); finished sixth in the Rookie of the Year standings; finished second at Tops In Texas Rodeo (Jacksonville) and Ogden (Utah) Pioneer Days.


Won the Texas High School barrel racing title when she was a sophomore


Single...Father is her traveling partner and is sometimes joined by mother, Trina. She has an older and younger sister...First name is Elizabeth but goes by her middle name Tillar, which is her great-grandmother's name...Only rider in her family and was a passion that began with riding on her grandparents ranch...Got her horse Tic Tac from Bailey Bankston of Paris, Texas and learned the finer traits of barrel racing from the late Ed Wright and his wife, Martha...Rode Commander to the title in Cheyenne in 2016. Commander was owned by the late Ruth Haislip, a three-time NFR qualifier and Commander is out of Haislip's Wrangler NFR mare Go Royal Scarlett. Commander set an arena record at the 2013 Barrel Futurities of America in Oklahoma City, winning the Derby that year with jockey Erin Ricotti. Deb Guelly used the gelding to help her qualify for the NFR in 2015.