Hello, The Goodbye Lane: Brandon Cullins and MJ Segers Fast Lane Break Pink Buckle Standard Pattern Record, Win Derby

Brandon Cullins and MJ Segers Fast Lane get the 2023 Pink Buckle Derby second round win in record-breaking fashion.
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Brandon Cullins and MJ Segers Fast Lane win the 2023 Pink Buckle Derby Round 2 | Lexi Smith Media

On the second day of competition inside the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma, Brandon Cullins and his The Goodbye Lane progeny, MJ Segers Fast Lane not only snagged the Round 2 and aggregate derby wins at the Pink Buckle, they did it in record-breaking fashion.

The 2017 mare by The Goodbye Lane and out of SKS Running Faucet, by Diamond Faucet clocked a 16.521 on the Lazy E’s standard pattern that brought the crowd to their feet on the second day of the $650,000 derby. That run was worth a cool $16,000 to Grant & Rayel Little as the owners, $2,000 to Mark and Linda Jarvis as owners of The Goodbye Lane and another $2,000 to the Jarvis family as the breeder.

In the first round, Cullins and MJ Segers Fast Lane warmed up with a 17.061 that earned the Littles $1,660, and Jarvis family $180 as the stallion owners and $180 as breeders.

The biggest payday for Cullins came with the overall aggregate win, worth $32,000 to the Littles and $4,000 times two to the Jarvis family.

Want to know more about Cullins, MJ Segers Fast Lane and the realities of training barrel horses professionally? Check out this episode of The Money Barrel podcast, where Cullins and his fiancé, Emily Efurd weigh in.

The Goodbye Lane Effect

  • The Goodbye Lane progeny have a certain swagger to them at Pink Buckle events. In 2018, Vauna Walker and French Goodbye won the inaugural futurity with a 16.567 inside the Lazy E, a time that wasn’t rivaled until Cullins’ The Goodbye Lane of choice caused an upset five years later.
  • On the first day of Pink Buckle competition in 2023, Stacy Glause and SG LifeintheFastlane, a The Goodbye Lane gelding earned the first round win of the Derby. Click here to read about the win.

MJ Segers Fast Lane

Cullins and MJ Segers Fast Lane have a history of coming in clutch at the Buckle events. This summer in South Jordan, Utah, Cullins notched a round win on the mare. Recently, they made noise at the Fizz Bomb Classic and Breeders’ Challenge races, as well. The mare had $87,914 in QData earnings prior to the Pink Buckle race, so that number will nearly double with her $61,800 earned before rolling over to any sidepots or the Open race.

Stay tuned for more information and results from the Pink Buckle, and get the full results here.