Kelley Friday, May 17th,
FOX VALLEY NORMAN SHARP IN
Sawgrass Farms Fox Valley Norman returned ready to
roll for his sophomore debut cruising to an easy 2 ¼ length triumph in 1:54.0 while
knocking off eight other Illinois conceived and foaled three-year-old pacing
colts in Friday night’s $12,000 Gosox Stake at Maywood Park.
right to the front by driver John De Long, the gelded son of Yankee
Skyscaper-Lake Hills Nan rattled off splits of 28.0, 57.0 & 1:24.3. After
repelling a first over bid from Big Brad (Robert Smolin) as the field headed
into the final turn the Perry Smith trainee confidently drew away from the rest
of the field and was on cruise control through the lane as he opened his 2013
season in grand fashion. Big Brad was a hard fought second while Middle Aged
Crazy (Casey Leonard) shook loose late to finish third.
win was the second in 15 career starts for Fox Valley Norman who also has three
seconds and three thirds to his credit with earnings of $39,572. Part of a
three-horse Sawgrass Farms entry Fox Valley Norman returned $2.80, $2.10 &