Tim Dougherty’s venture into owning bulls started on TV.
First, the Platte City resident and owner of RE/MAX Homes Center of Platte City became a fan of bullriding. Then he met Cord McCoy, a retired professional rider and reality television star.
“It looked fun, so I thought why not?” said Dougherty.
Dougherty owns multiple bulls, and two of them — Come On Baby and Dry Fly — will be on display during the Professional Bull Riders’ Kansas City Invitational Saturday, Feb. 21 and Sunday, Feb. 22 at Sprint Center. Just three years into his newest venture, he has developed a passion for the sport and plans to continue trying to raise competition animals in the future.
McCoy houses and trains Dougherty’s bulls on a ranch in Tupelo, Okla.
Recently retired from the PBR, McCoy reached an even bigger audience as a three-time participant on CBS’ The Amazing Race. He teamed with his brother Jet McCoy to place second on the Amazing Race 16, and they became affectionately known as “The Cowboys” during that season’s episodes.
McCoy, 34, and his wife Sara have thrown themselves into the bull breeding business, already with success stories.
Come On Baby ranked No. 9 in the nation as a 2-year-old and will be featured in major PBR events this season. He featured in the PBR World Finals each of the past two years and remains on track for a return trip to Las Vegas this October.