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UPDATE: Thousands take in Cloverdale rodeo and fair

Despite some rain and competing attention for a Canucks playoff game, 77,000 people came out to the Cloverdale Rodeo and Country Fair on the weekend – up 5,000 visitors from last year.

Of those, 15,000 headed over to see the rodeo.

The 65th year of the Cloverdale Rodeo showcased the world's top cowboys and cowgirls and had the second-richest payout of more than $360,000.

The storyline of this year's rodeo goes to the bulls, which managed to keep cowboys off their back with a vengeance.

In fact, only Clayton Foltyn was able to stay on the bull for the statutory eight-second ride, giving him $50,000 for the final round and $54,300 overall.

The four-day event generated in excess of $5 million dollars, directly and through economic spin-off, across the Lower Mainland.

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