Super Night and Breeders Crown Champ Trying To Rebound
By G. Leek for Illiniharnessracing.com
But everything has not always been shaky for the four year old daughter of Sportsmaster.
In 2008 it was generally all glory for the Sportsmaster daughter as she was victorious in ten of fifteen starts as a freshman. Winning her first five lifetime starts that included victories in all three legs of the She’s So Hot at Hawthorne Racecourse, plus an elimination and the final at the state fair at
After a humid summer day at Duquoin, Fox Valley Topaz was given a week off before competing in the Orange and Blue Filly Eliminations, and once again tasted defeat as Right Right from the Erv Miller stable was able to get the jump and out sprint her to the wire on elimination night. Nevertheless in the final it was a different story as driver Mike Oosting used his inside advantage to its full potential as he quarter polled the young Fox Valley Topaz and became a convincing Super Night Champion for Team Rucker and Marty Engel.
Following a Super Night victory it was time to take an attempt with the
After competing in the American National and finishing third, then winning the Sarah Meyers at
In the rich Breeders Crown Final everything looked helpless for the
After the Breeders Crown win a little R & R was in the books for the World Champion and she was not seen again until May of her sophomore year in a qualifier-where she was victorious. Eleven days later in an elimination of the Violet Fox Valley Topaz picked up where she left off with another pari-mutuel win. However her only other win in 2009 came on Super Night in the Grandma Ann Final ending a unsteady sophomore season--that only seen her get two wins while competing all over North America.
Now, 2010 has also not been a record year for the Rucker superstar as the talented miss has yet to visit the
Some may count her out for now thinking she has lost a step or two. Although what we have to remember is the Champ is back home with Paul Stafford and Super Night is right around the corner. In addition we all know this lady gets in top form right around mid September every year and always rebound’s at the best time.