Official National Finals Rodeo Barrel Racing Pattern Measurements

See the measurements for one of the most iconic patterns in barrel racing—the Thomas and Mack's setup for the National Finals Rodeo.
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Ever wondered what the measurements are on the one and only NFR barrel racing pattern in the Thomas & Mack arena?

Each year, the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association world champion is crowned inside the yellow walls of the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here is the pattern that fans have watched some of the best barrel racers in the world duke it out on for most of the NFR’s history.

Note: The following image shows the official 2021 NFR barrel racing pattern measurements, courtesy of the WPRA. The pattern is hand-staked each year and may vary by several inches at each measurement.

2021 NFR Barrel Racing Pattern

NFR Arena Record

Who holds the arena record inside the Thomas and Mack?

Hailey Kinsel turned in a 13.11-second run in 2017 aboard DM Sissy Hayday to shatter the arena record inside the Thomas and Mack Center.

What other arenas have NFR barrel racers competed in throughout history?

1959: National Finals Rodeo, Clayton, New Mexico

1960: National Finals Rodeo, Scottsdale, Arizona

1961: National Finals Rodeo, Santa Maria, California

1962-66: National Finals Rodeo, Fort Worth, Texas

1967-78: National Finals Rodeo at Jim Norick Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1979-84: National Finals Rodeo at Myriad Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2020: Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas

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