2017 BetAmerica Daytona550 Participant #4 – Rf River
KC and ALL-AF Nala
Kennel: Superior Kennel
Owner: Alan Hill or Joni Recinos
Iowa will once again be represented in the BetAmerica Daytona 550, this time by the Iowa Breeders Cup Champion RF River. Boc's John Luke was third in 2014 and Boc's Hank Jr. was a 2015 invitee before injury kept him out.
In just one brief season of racing, this 68 lb. female of former Iowa standout and leading sire KC And All went from maiden to multiple stakes performer in less than twenty five starts. She captured America's single richest stakes event in late October when taking the IBC crown.
Superior Kennel handles Rf River and it was only a matter of time before this operation landed a spot in the National Championship. They have been a perennial top Kennel on the Dubuque (IA) – Mardi Gras (FL) circuit for a number of consecutive years. Alan Hill and Joni Recinos are the proud owners.
The big white and red female is a product of one of the most popular and well producing dam-lines in Alive and Well. Chasin the Richs, Superior Product, and USS Treasure are a few that were all yielded from this female family.
Rf River will be the least experienced in the BetAmerica Daytona550 as she broke her maiden in late May. However, this runner that possesses a powerful late kick very well may be in the best form. Since the close of the Dubuque season, she has moved to Mardi Gras, easily winning each of four contests to extend her streak to seven victories while thriving in South Florida. The soon to be two year-old is improving at the right time and it's quite possible that we haven't seen the best of her just yet.