Local bull scores time on Super Bowl commercial

By TARA ALATORRE

LAVEEN – A local bull from the Phoenix Valley named Spartan was featured during this year’s Super Bowl commercial for Sanderson Ford Arizona, and residents from Cave Creek might recognize the bovine turned star.

The five-year-old Super Bull is owned by Mercer Rodeo, which provides the Western entertainment and livestock forthe Buffalo Chip’s live bullriding events in downtown, historic Cave Creek. 

So if you’re a regular at the Buffalo Chip you might have seen the 1,500-pound bull live and in action – or even been bucked off of him.

The Sanderson Ford Arizona commercial was aired towards the end of Super Bowl LIII.

Spartan is prominently featured about 10 seconds into the 30-second commercial wildly bucking with the Mercer Rodeo banner displayed inthe background.

Pictured: Spartan the local bull that was featured in this year's Super Bowl commercial. You can watch the commercial on Mercer Rodeo or Sanderson Ford AZ's Facebook page. Photos courtesy of Mercer Rodeo
Pictured: Spartan the local bull that was featured in this year’s Super Bowl commercial. You can watch the commercial on Mercer Rodeo or Sanderson Ford AZ’s Facebook page. Photos courtesy of Mercer Rodeo

It appears that the arena featured in the Super Bowl commercial is the Buffalo Chip, but The Foothills Focus could not confirm the information.

Mercer Rodeo is a family-owned business that specializes in rodeo events, operating in Arizona for over 24 years.

For more information: mercerrodeo.com. or call 602-688-9894.