Longdale, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Died||May 16, 2000
Red River County, Texas, U.S.
Bodacious the Bull (1988 – May 16, 2000) was a Charbray bull who was infamous throughout the sport of rodeo, and was commonly referred to as “The World’s Most Dangerous Bull.” He was originally owned by Jess Kephart of Longdale, Oklahoma, and was branded with "J". He was then sold to Phil Sumner and branded with "J31". He was hauled by Sammy Andrews. Bodacious sired many bulls that have gone to the PBR and PRCA, as well as being the grand sire to many bulls that have gone on to careers in the PBR and PRCA.
Bodacious is known for one particular trick that resulted in many injuries for riders. It involved him bringing his rear up with his head to the ground, forcing a rider to shift his weight forward. Bodacious would then lift his head up full force, smashing the rider's face.
In 1995, rider Scott Breding tried wearing a hockey mask. However, this failed to protect him adequately. Bodacious headbutted Breding, breaking his nose and bursting his eye sockets.
He died in 2000 when a cut was discovered on his foot which caused a bone infection. The medication used to counter act the bone infection caused his kidneys to fail.
In popular culture
Austrian ski company Blizzard Ski named their big mountain ski after the bull.
- Bodacious the Bull (Video on YouTube.com)
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