A Rocknroll Dance 2YO's star at The Red Mile
A Rocknroll Dance's debut North American crop continues to impress with the former world champion 2-year-old siring two very impressive Kentucky Sire Stakes (KYSS) winners, Grand Teton and Band Stand, at The Red Mile on August 19.
The Jimmy Takter trained Grand Teton (pictured) was looking to extend his unbeaten record to four from four in his $30,000 KYSS division and the regally bred colt didn't disappoint - storming home from well off the pace to score going away by four and a half lengths in 1:52.8.
The half brother to the two time Dan Patch Award winner Pure Country has now won $40,000 in stakes.
A couple of races later the Tony Alagna trained filly Band Stand was arguably even more impressive in her division, racing without cover for the last half Band Stand still kicked clear in the straight to win by two lengths in 1:51.8 - the second equal fastest time recorded by a 2-year-old filly in North America this year.
A $40,000 Lexington Yearling Sale purchase, Band Stand is undefeated in two lifetime starts.
She is out of the multiple juvenile stakes race winner Al's Girl (by Artsplace) and is a half to the top mare Sandbetweenurtoes - the winner of 30 races and $970,872 in stakes to date.