Rock N Roll Heaven continues winning streak25 October 2010 | Written by Nikki Reed
The top two Northern American 3yo pacers Rock N Roll Heaven and One More Laugh fought out the finish in the US$604,000 Tattersalls Pace at The Red Mile in Lexington, Kentucky on October 23 with the former recording his seventh victory in a row.
The Breeders Crown champ and Little Brown Jug winner enjoyed a dream trip in behind Razzle Dazzle before assuming the lead just past the three-quarter pole and fending off a late challenge by McArdle colt and Meadowlands Pace winner One More Laugh in the straight to win by a head in a time of 1:48.2.
The champion son of Rocknroll Hanover has now won 17 of his lifetime starts for stakes earnings of more than US$2.4 million.
The Bruce Saunders trained colt is the second and best performed foal of Artsplace mare Artistic Vision, the winner of more than US$630,000 herself on the track.
Rock N Roll Heaven and One More Laugh remain North America’s leading money earning 3yos with Rock N Roll Heaven having earned more than US$1.8 million this season and One More Laugh US$1.3 million.
Rocknroll Hanover continues to dominate the North American 3yo pacing sires list with progeny earnings of US$8 million - $4 million more than the second placed stallion.
Fellow Breeders Crown champ, Break The Bank K also stared on Tattersalls Pace day, winning a US$121,500 Bluegrass Stakes split for 3yo trotters in a time of 1:51.6.
It was the son of Revenue’s 11th career win taking his earnings past the US$1 million mark.
The previous day the 3yo Rocknroll Hanover filly Ticket To Rock continued her good form of late with victory in a US$159,000 Tattersalls Pace for 3YO Fillies. It was her 11th win for the season, and 13th overall, taking her lifetime prize-money to US$617,495.
The remaining Tattersalls split for 3yo filly pacers was taken out by a daughter of Western Ideal in Naughtytiltheend, whilst one of the 2yo filly divisions was also won by a Western Ideal Lass, with So Perfect winning by three lengths.