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Texas Wants to Bring Record Kansas Longhorn to Fort Worth

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A black-and-white spotted Longhorn with record-setting 10 foot long horns named Bluegrass is drumming up excitement in Fort Worth. Bluegrass will travel from his current home in Kansas to Texas in late September for an auction. The Friends of the Fort Worth Herd hope to raise up to $100,000 to win this amazing animal so he can become a part of a daily ritual in Fort Worth.

The Fort Worth Herd is comprised of a group of 16 Longhorns who parade along the Fort Worth Stockyards a couple of times a day to celebrate the Longhorn drives of the 1800s along the Chisholm Trail. Tourists and Texans alike gather to watch the impressive scene.

In order to keep the tradition alive and impressive, the nonprofit group Friends of the Fort Worth Herd want to make sure tourists remember “everything is bigger in Texas.” As of now, Chex the Longhorn holds the longest horns in the Herd with an impressive, but not record-breaking 86 inch spread. Bluegrass boasts a 119 inch spread, which is 3 feet longer than Chex.

The auction taking place in September will be the first in the Fort Worth Stockyards in 20 years, and a campaign to raise $100,000 shows that Texans aren’t willing to see Bluegrass make a return trip to Kansas.