A Rocknroll Dance

NZ $6,000 + GST

(AU $6,000 incl GST)

p2, 1:49.2; p3, 1:48.2; p4, 1:47.4 $2,441,164 16hh
Rocknroll Hanover - Wichita Hanover by Cam's Card Shark

  • MULTIPLE WORLD CHAMPION and Meadowlands Pace winner.
  • The ONLY HORSE to record THREE CONSECUTIVE sub-1:48 wins.
  • FIRST HORSE EVER to record MULTIPLE sub-1:50 wins as a TWO-YEAR-OLD.
  • RICHEST TWO-YEAR-OLD of his year
  • Bred in the purple, his dam is a half sister to the champion sire Western Hanover.
  • First crop yearlings sold up to $120,000
  • Sire of 24 individual 2-year-old winners to date from his first North American crop, including 11 in 1:55 or faster!
Rocknroll Hanover
Western Ideal Rich N Elegant
Western Hanover Leah Almahurst
No Nukes Wendymae Hanover
Abercrombie Liberated Angel
Direct Scooter Proven Perfect
Sampson Direct Noble Claire
Abercrombie Shifting Sands
Wichita Hanover
Cam's Card Shark Wendymae Hanover
Cam Fella Jefs Magic Trick
Most Happy Fella Nan Cam
B G's Bunny Meadow Trick
Albatross Wendy Sue Hanover
Meadow Skipper Voodoo Hanover
Best Of All Wendy Hanover
Maternal Family
Delightful D

Sire Line

Rocknroll Hanover by Western Ideal from Rich N Elegant

Rocknroll Hanover 
p3, 1:48.3, $2,754,038, was an absolute superstar on the track, winning 15 of his 26 starts including the Metro Pace Final as a 2yo in a then world record of 1:49.8, the North America Cup, Meadowlands Pace, Breeders Crown, Tattersalls Pace, Simcoe Stakes and the Bluegrass Stakes. His stunning 3yo season saw him voted not only the US 3YO Pacer of the Year but the US Harness Horse of the Year. 

In April 2014, Rocknroll Hanover was inducted into the Canadian Harness Racing Hall Of Fame.

Rocknroll Hanover has excelled at stud too with his first five crops winning more than US$61 million (as at 9/4/2014) and including seven millionaires. In North America he has 137 $100,000 earners to his name and 300 in 1:55 or better (41 in 1:50 or faster).

His best peformers to date include:

Rock N Roll Heaven p3, 1:47.6 $2,748,818 20 wins - New Jersey Sires Stks, Bluegrass Stks, Tattersalls Pace, Breeders Crown , Battle of the Brandywine, Messenger Stks, Little Brown Jug, Matron Stks. 2010 Horse of the Year, 3YO Pacing Colt of the Year. (Artsplace)
A Rocknroll Dance p4, 1:47.4 $2,429,441 17 wins - Governor's Cup, Meadowlands Pace, Canadian Pacing Derby. (Cam's Card Shark)
Put On A Show (m) p, 1:47.3 $2,406,628 31 wins - She's A Great Lady, Bluegrass Stks, Eternal Camnation, Internation Stallion Stks, Breeders Crown Final, Simcoe Stks, Valley Forge, New Jersey Stks... (Artsplace)
Pet Rock p4, 1:47.0 $1,984,204
I Luv The Nitelife (f) p3, 1:48.8 $1,943,287 (Camluck)
Rockclamation (m) p, 1:49.3 $1,771,329 (Artsplace)
Ticket To Rock (m) p4, 1:50.6 $1,114,983 (Artsplace)
Rock N Soul (m) p, 1:49.8 $1,112,935 (Artsplace)
Rockin Image p3, 1:48.4 $901,756 (Real Artsist)
Simply Business p3, 1:50.2 $862,893 (Presidential Ball)

Dam Line

Wichita Hanover p3, 1:55.8 by Cam's Card Shark from Wendymae Hanover

A half sister to none other than the great Western Hanover, Wichita Hanover is the dam of 3 winners from 6 foals.

2nd Dam:

Wendymae Hanover by Albatross from Wendy Sue Hanover

The winner of 4 races, Wendymae Hanover is the dam of 7 winners from 12 live foals including the champion racehorse and legendary sire Western Hanover (27 wins - Governor's Cup, Champlain Stks, Cane Pace, Messenger Pace, James Dancer Memorial, Windy City Pacer etc... US 2 & 3YO Pacing Colt of his Year). Western Hanover is also the all time money winning sire of any equine breed with his progeny having won more than $200 million to date.

Wendymae Hanover is also the dam of talented filly Wendy M Hanover p3, 1:54 $337,132 - winner of the Helen Dancer Memorial, Miss New Jersey Final and the New Jersey Sires Stks and best known in Australasia as the dam of millionaire pacer and successful Australian based sire Modern Art.

Race Record

Age

Starts

1st

2nd

3rd

Money Won

Record Time

2

11

7

3

0

$858,961

1.49.2

3

22

4

5

3

$1,067,191

1.48.2

4

17

6

2

1

$515,012

1.47.4

Total

50

17

10

4

$2,441,164

1.47.4


At 2, Won elim and Final Governors Cup, The Elevation, Bluegrass Stakes, International Stallion Stakes, elim Metro Pace (2nd in Final), elim Breeders Crown (2nd in Final), Arden Downs Stakes.

At 3, Won Meadowlands Pace Final, Battle Of Brandywine Final, Max Hempt Memorial Final, leg New Jersey Sires Stakes (2nd in Final); 2nd in elim and Final Adios, Simcoe Stakes; 3rd Windy City Pace Final, elim Little Brown Jug.

At 4, Won elim and Final Canadian Pacing Derby, Battle Of Lake Erie, elim Allerage Farm Pace; 2nd in Winbak Farm Pace.

Progeny

A Rockroll Dance's oldest Australasian foals are 2-year-olds in 2017-18.

His oldest North American foals are 2-year-olds in 2017. As at September 18 2017 he is the sire of 24 2-year-old winners (12 in 1:55) of $876,878 in stakes, including:

BAND STAND (f) 1:51.8 
- $171,550. 5 wins from 5 starts to date. At 2, won KYSS Fillies Final, 3 x div. KYSS. (Artsplace)
GRAND TETON 1:52.2 
- $125,000. 5 wins to date. At 2, won 2 x divs PA Stallion Series, 2 x divs KYSS, leg Kindergarten Classic Series, 2nd KYSS C&G Final. (Western Hanover)
SCUOLA HANOVER 
(f) 1:53.8F - $118,820 2 wins to date. At 2, won div. PA Sire Stakes, 2nd PA Sire Stake Championship Final, div. PA Sire Stakes, 3rd div. PA Sire Stakes. (Artsplace)
CUTS LIKE A KNIFE
 
(f) 1:53F - $62,718. 3 wins to date. At 2, won 2x divisions PA Sire Stakes, 3rd div. PA All-Stars. (Somebeachsomewhere)
SIDEWALK DANCER (f) 1:52.6F - $54,560. 3 wins to date. At 2, won PA Stallion Series Final, div. PA Stallion Series. (Life Sign)
YANKEE WILL DANCE (f) 1:53.8F - $40,638. 1 win to date. At 2, 2nd div. PA Sire Stakes, div PA All-Stars, 3rd div. PA Sire Stakes, div. Arden Downs. (Allamerican Native)
INSTRUCTOR 1:55.8 - $24,818. 1 win to date. At 2, 2nd div. PA All-Stars. (Artsplace)
WHATSTROUBLNUROCKY
1:53.4 - $21,029. 1 win to date. At 2, won div. Arden Downs. (The Panderosa)
ANTAGONIST
 
1:56.4F - $19,518. 1 win to date. At 2, 2nd div. Arden Downs. (Cole Muffler)
ALDINE HANOVER (f) 1:53.1 - $19,420. 2 wins to date. (Artsplace)
LEGENDARY RON
2:01.8 - $18,543. 3 wins to date. (Western Terror)
DANCE FOR KISSES
(f) 1:56.0F - $11,500. 1 win to date. At 2, won div. PA Stallion Series. (Artsplace)
DANCINAT MIDLAND Q1:56.6 - $10,720. At 2, 2nd div. PA Stallion Series. (Artsplace)
SPEAR POINT 1:56.1 - $9,310. 1 win to date. (Dragon Again)
RECORD MACHINE 1:55.8 - $9,120. 1 win to date. (Cole Muffler)
DEW A LITTLE DANCE 1:55.8 - $8,490. 1 win to date. (Artiscape)
LOST IN TIME Q1:53.6 - $7,875. 1 win to date. At 2, 2nd div KYSS. (Artiscape)
ROCK N JO Z 1:54.2 - $7,750. 2 wins to date. (The Panderosa)
ART DANCER
1:53.8F - $6,000. 1 win to date. (Artsplace)






HYPOTHETICAL MATING

Mating Hints

A Rocknroll Dance is beautifully bred being by Rocknroll Hanover out of a Cam’s Card Shark half sister to the champion sire Western Hanover.

He possesses the No Nukes and Cam Fella sirelines through Rocknroll Hanover and Cam’s Card Shark, and also a duplication of the mare Wendymae Hanover – which opens up a lot of possibilities for him as a sire.

One of the best crosses for Rocknroll Hanover was Artsplace and Artsplace line stallions and we see no reason why this should not also be the case for A Rocknroll Dance as well.

In Australia and New Zealand such Artsplace line stallions include Art Major, Grinfromeartoear, Sportswriter, Artiscape, Modern Art, Dream Away, Perfect Art, Astreos, Fully Loaded, Peace Of Art, etc.

A mating with a Modern Art mare would be very interesting as Wendymae Hanover is not only A Rocknroll Dance’s second dam but also Modern Art’s.

In fact A Rocknroll Dance should suit most Abercrombie line mares. This includes mares by Real Desire, Albert Albert, Life Sign, Pacific Rocket, Panorama, etc.

Another great cross for Rocknroll Hanover has been Cam Fella line mares. Examples include A Rocknroll Dance himself, I Luv The Nitelife, Simply Business, Tobago Clays, Valentino, etc.

Now any mating of a Cam Fella line mare with A Rocknroll Dance will reinforce this cross as well as possibly resulting in a reverse sex cross to Cam Fella or Cam’s Card Shark. Reverse sex crosses have worked really for many stallions.

Potential Cam Fella line stallions include Bettor’s Delight, Fake Left, Armbro Operative, Presidential Ball, Precious Bunny, Pacific Fella, Lis Mara, Camtastic, Cameleon, Brioso Hanover, Exotic Earl, etc.

Being a big, strong horse, A Rocknroll Dance is also potentially a good physical match up for the smaller Bettor’s Delight mares.

Direct Scooter line mares also look to be a very good option for A Rocknroll Dance. Horses such as Shes A Runa (Jeremes Jet / Christian Cullen) and Besotted (American Ideal / In The Pocket) are Southern Hemisphere examples of the Western Hanover / Direct Scooter cross.

What’s more, A Rocknroll Dance presents Direct Scooter in his pedigree via Rich N Elegant (the dam of Rocknroll Hanover) so when crossed with a mare by a Direct Scooter line stallion the resulting foal will carry an attractive reverse sex cross to Direct Scooter.

Examples of Direct Scooter line stallions include In The Pocket, Christian Cullen, Courage Under Fire, Mach Three, Tinted Cloud, Julius Caesar etc.

Traditionally Albatross line mares have crossed well with Western Hanover line stallions and bearing that in mind mares by such stallions as Soky's Atom, Vance Hanover, Holmes Hanover, Butler BG, Vance Hanover, Talk About Class, Tompkins Hanover, etc, could all be well suited to A Rocknroll Dance.

In recent times the doubling up of No Nukes has become more prevalent. Both Western Ideal and American Ideal have both left very good horses out of No Nukes line mares.

Examples of No Nukes line stallions include Live Or Die, Badlands Hanover, Safely Kept, Village Jasper, Caprock, Ticket To Heaven, Barnett Hanover, Western Terror, Union Guy, Kinney Hanover, Northern Lights etc...

Mares by sons of Western Hanover will present a foal with a 4x3 cross to Western Hanover when crossed with A Rocknroll Dance. This is not too close and will also present the intriguing triple strain of the outstanding mare Wendymae Hanover.

Falcon Seelster mares are terrific broodmares and cross with a variety of different sirelines including the Western Ideal line, eg Ideal Scott (American Ideal / Falcon Seelster) and Dawn Ofa New Day (Western Ideal / Falcon Seelster).