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Bull-riding tour set for county fair

Scaredy Cat, an Elburn-based bull, has been retired, but the bull will appear next week at the Kane County Fair.
Scaredy Cat, an Elburn-based bull, has been retired, but the bull will appear next week at the Kane County Fair.

ST. CHARLES – Robert Sauber said the area’s most famous bull, Scaredy Cat, will meet and greet fans next week at the Kane County Fair.

Other bulls will be part of the competition at the Professional Championship Bullriders event that takes place at the fair. Events take place at 7:30 p.m. July 19 and at 2 and 7 p.m. July 20 at the fairgrounds, 525 S. Randall Road, St. Charles.

Sauber, who runs the PCB Tour, will bring Scaredy Cat and two more of his bulls, Chainsaw and Wyatt, just to meet with fans. Sauber said Scaredy Cat always is looking for a trip.

“When he sees us pull out of here, he runs up to the gate, as if to say, ‘Come on, let’s go,’ ” Sauber said.

Tickets cost $12 for the shows, and those younger than 5 are admitted free. The first 300 youths at each performance will get a free cowboy hat. And before the show, kids will get a free pony ride.

Sauber expects big crowds. He said last year on Friday night, “You couldn’t get more people through the gate. It’s popular.”

The appearance of Scaredy Cat is a special touch, Sauber said. Scaredy Cat retired earlier this year after a successful run on the national level. The bull was known for having all four of its feet high in the air after coming out of the chutes and was popular enough to have thousands of friends on its Facebook page.

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