This page contains the links to other pages on my site,
that answer many popular questions about Lane, such
What was the name of the bull that
Takin' Care of Business
was the name of the bull that killed Lane.
It has also been reported that
the bull's name was "K. Walsh", MASO, or "Bad to the Bone",
an informal nickname the riders
gave the bull."K Walsh, MASO came from the newspaper
reports of Lane's death. Cheyenne
Frontier Rodeo "renames" the bulls for the rodeo to honor local businessmen.
"Bad to the Bone" was an
informal nickname the bull riders gave
To put all the rumors and
misunderstandings of the bull's name to rest once and for all
Mrs. Frost called Mac Altizer, the owner of Bad Company Rodeo and the bull, and he stated
the bull's official name was
"Takin' Care of Business".
Whatever happened to the bull
that killed Lane?
The bull was not destroyed, sold or retired after it
It was used in the 1989 National Rodeo Finals, 5
months after Lane's death, although it is not
in the National Finals Register. A reporter that covered the event for
"The Oklahoman", and wrote
about Lane's bull riding since 1984, said in his article that,
"Erwin Williams was bucked off
Bad Company Rodeo's
"Taking Care of Business", the bull that killed Lane Frost."
also appeared in the
1990 National Rodeo Finals.
That is the last official mention I ever found of him..
From a newspaper
article that interviewed bull fighters in August 2000.
The bull, "Takin' Care of Business," was retired for breeding
since the mid-1990s.
and died last year this weekend. (Note:
have been in 1999) He got arthritis real bad,
and they had to put him down. It was almost 10 years to the day (that Frost died), which was weird.
In the next few years, there'll be a lot of his babies around."
How can I get a copy of the "Cowboy
Bible" that Lane's parents give out in his memory?
Please see the "Cowboy Bible" page on
movie "8 Seconds" all true?
Please see the "8 Seconds" page on this
Lane and Kellie really have problems in their marriage? Please see
the "8 Seconds" page on this site.
Lane and Kellie ever have a trailer like in the movie? Please see
the "8 Seconds" page on this site.
Kellie doing today? Please see the "Kellie Frost" page on this
No, Kellie did not marry Martin Hudson (from the movie).
Whatever happened to Red Rock?
Lane was killed at Cheyenne, John Growney,
the owner of Red Rock, decided to never let another bull rider sit on Red
Rock's back, in honor of Lane and the
"Challenge of the Champions". In the early 1990's he was approached by a few
people that wanted to set up another
"Challenge" between Red Rock and Ty Murray. But John respectfully declined.
Red Rock died on June 8, 1994 on the Growney Ranch in Red Bluff, California.
He was 18 and apparently suffered a stroke,
and died while the vet was attending to him.
He is buried on the Growney Ranch
in Red Bluff, California, under the shade of an oak tree.
Clyde Frost, Lane's father, commented
on Red Rock,
"He was a great bull and he had a great life.
I know he's in a better place now...but he
had it pretty good here too."
More about Red Rock on the "Red Rock" page on this
Is Lane's dad really like in the movie?
What is Lane's middle name?
Where can I get videos of Lane riding?
Where can I get pictures of Lane?
Did Tuff really ride an extra 8 seconds for
Lane in the Finals?
What rodeos and events did Lane win?
For a short version, click...Here...
For a long version, click...Here...
Where was Lane born?
What was the Challenge of the Champions?
When did Lane meet Kellie and Tuff?
Did Cody Lambert really write poetry?
Click...Here...to see a copy of the
poem Cody read flying over Cheyenne, and the full version of it.
have a van like in the movie?
Yes, Lane did have a van. He drives up in it in the opening moments of his
video "Bull Talk".
It did not have his picture, but it did say "Lane Frost 1987 World
Champion Bull Rider" on it. It also said
"Charles Long Ford". This is because, up until 1987 the Dodge
Co. gave each world champion
a Dodge pick up to drive for a year. But in
1987 they awarded the pick ups by a point system,
and you could only get
the points by going to designated rodeos. Lane did not "win"
Charles Long was a very good friend of Kellie and the Kyle family.
gave the van to Lane to drive for a year.
did Lane start riding bulls?
Frosts still talk with Kellie, Tuff and Cody?
Yes. They still talk with them, and Kellie keeps in touch with Tuff and
his wife Tracy and
Cody and his wife LeAnn.
Frosts still go to rodeos?
Yes, they attend as many of the rodeos and bull riding events that are
within driving distance as they can.
Also they try to attend the National Finals Rodeo and in 1999 attended the
Professional Bull Riders Finals
to receive the PBR Ring of Honor in Lane's
(TNN decided to show us commercials instead of the presentation,
did Lane wear a feather? What is the Scholarship Fund? What were Lane's
.Lane's feather in his hat-Lane started
wearing a feather in his hat when he was
pretty young. Elsie says that one of Lane's
heroes was Monty Henson,
who was the World Saddle Bronc Champion in
1975, 1976, and 1982.
Henson also had an impressive streak of qualifying
13 consecutive years
(1974 through 1986) for the National Finals
He was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in
Henson also wore a feather in his hat, and Lane thought that that was
Clyde remembers Lane finding a feather and saying that "that would
be his trademark.".
Elsie thinks the first feather was probably from a chicken hawk.
Lane also used turkey feathers.
The feathers would change over the
years, whenever Lane found something
different or unusual.
Lane was never a member of the Professional Bull Riders Association.
The PBR was created around 1993.
Lane was a proud member of the
Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association.
Scholarships Given in Lane's Memory.- There
are 2 scholarship funds, with 3 different scholarships
that are given in memory of Lane every year.
The first scholarship fund was started by the Frosts with money received
the T shirts, posters, buckles etc. in Lane's name. A percentage of
that is sold that is authorized by the Frosts goes in to this
Each year 2 scholarships from this fund, one for $2000.00 and one for $1000.00
are awarded to
2 members of FFA (Future
Farmers of America) at Atoka High School in Atoka, OK.,
which is the
high school Lane graduated from.
The scholarships are awarded by a committee and are based on
grades and needs of the members.
The Frosts do not have anything to do
with choosing the recipients
The Frosts are very proud to do this, especially because Lane was a
member of the FFA
at Atoka High School. Luke Perry also made a few generous donations to
this fund after
the filming of "8 Seconds".
The second scholarship fund gives a $4000.00
scholarship to a participant at
the National High School Finals Rodeo each year. This scholarship is
given by the
Rodeo Cowboy Alumni in Lane's memory. A panel of judges, (the
Frosts are not involved in
selecting the winner), select the winner on
grades, needs and their future plans.
The Rodeo Cowboy
Alumni was started by John Hatley and also former rodeo cowboys
that wanted to get together with each other and give something back
They chose this scholarship as one of their projects and it is by
far the largest scholarship
out of the hundreds that are given at the High School Finals.
John died suddenly within the last year, and his wife Lois is handling
Plans are to keep the Lane Frost Memorial Scholarship Fund and also
John Hatley Memorial Scholarship Fund.
For more information, please contact:
Rodeo Cowboy Alumni, PO Box 2455, Corrales, NM 87048