|Topper's Smiling, Over the Top and RustRidge Sippling: "Rusty" in August 2014|
Over the Top is Rusty's granddaughter by Stacy's Ridge.
After giving each filly a spin, Jim came back and informed Lucille that RustRidge Sippling and Kool and Lovly "Kool" were her best prospects. A few weeks went by, then Jim was asked to train those two and a few others. Who knew it would be the beginning of long line of RustRidge racehorses and an amazing journey for Jim and Susan.
Rusty and Kool proved to be Lucille's best racehorses. Both were difficult to handle and required special treatment. Rusty won her first race, a practice race, and had a unique style of running with her head facing sideways due to her neck injury. Unfortunately, in her very first race, as she was heading to the lead, another horse clipped her and injured her front leg. The jockey on that horse was disqualified from the race but unfortunately the injury ended her career. Kool went on to win her first race that summer.
|Rusty with her colt RustRidge Bo|
Rusty was retired to RustRidge Ranch and began her breeding career. She had eight live births:
RustRidge Range, RustRidge Flavor, Rustridge Brix, RustRidge Zin, RustRidge Bo, Stacy's Ridge and RustRidge Reserve. She also had a foal that lived several days and a foal that was stillborn. Each of six colts were winners on the track and her filly became a broodmare (mother to Devine Thief).
|Long after her racing and breeding career was over, she enjoyed her retirement at the ranch|
|Kool and Lovly and Rusty were like sisters: they raced and had foals together, retired and lived to their late twenties and are buried beside each other on the ranch. They share Genuwine as a grandson.|
|Devine Thief (born to RustRidge Reserve) and Genuwine (born to Kool Valley, Kool and Lovly's daughter) are Rusty's grandsons. Genuwine is the only offspring in the family that has Rusty's and Kool's markings.|