A Rocknroll Dance filly wins $250,000 KYSS Final

18 September 2017 | Written by Nikki Reed

Exciting North American 2-year-old filly Band Stand remains unbeaten after comfortably taking out the $250,000 Kentucky Sire Stakes 2YO Fillies Final at The Red Mile on September 17 (US time).

The Tony Alagna trained daughter of A Rocknroll Dance bided her time mid-field before looming up three wide rounding the home turn. After easily accounting for the leaders the race favourite comfortably held off the fast finishing Let's Fall In Love to score by a margin of half a length in a time of 1:52.8.

It was Band Stand's fifth victory from as many starts, taking her earnings to a healthy $171,550 to date.

A $40,000 Lexington Select purchase, Band Stand is out of the stakes race winning Artsplace mare Al's Girl, making her a half-sister also to the near millionairess and recent Milton Final starter Sandbetweenurtoes ($996,082).

It was almost a perfect result in the KYSS Championships for debut sire A Rocknroll Dance with the talented colt Grand Teton a brave second in his $250,000 Final after sitting parked for the last half mile.

The Jimmy Takter trained youngster has now won five of his seven starts, finishing runner-up in his remaining two starts, and has earned $125,000 in stakes since his debut in July.

The progeny of A Rocknroll Dance were also to the fore at the famed Delaware County Fair track earlier in the day with Instructor and Rock N Jo Z the first two home in the $41,600 The Standardbred for 2YO Colts and Geldings.

A Rocknroll Dance has made a terrific start to his siring career in North America and is currently not only the leading first season sire but also the sixth leading overall sire of 2-year-old pacers with progeny earnings of $876,000.

Incredibly from just 68 registered first crop foals, A Rocknroll Dance is the sire of 24 individual 2-year-old winners with an impressive 12 in 1:55 or faster.