A Rocknroll Dance

NZ Book Full

(AU Book Full)

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.
  • In 2017 North America's leading first crop stallion and sire of Dan Patch Award winning 2YO LOST IN TIME
Rocknroll Hanover
Western Ideal
Rich N Elegant
Western Hanover
Leah Almahurst
No Nukes
Wendymae Hanover
Liberated Angel
Direct Scooter
Proven Perfect
Sampson Direct
Noble Claire
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
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.







Money Won

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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.


A Rocknroll 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 December 11 2017 he is the sire of 27 2-year-old winners (14 in 1:55) of $1,735,070 in stakes, including:

LOST IN TIME 1:50.2 - $687,432. 5 wins to date. At 2, won Metro Pace, Governor's Cup, div International Stallion Stakes, elim Breeders Crown, 2nd div KYSS. (Artiscape)
 (f) 1:51.8 
- $192,495. 5 wins to date. At 2, won KYSS Championship Final, 3 x div. KYSS, 2nd div International Stallion Stakes. (Artsplace)
 1:52.2 - $155,275. 5 wins to date. At 2, won 2 x divs PA Stallion Series, 2 x divs KYSS, leg Kindergarten Classic Series, 2nd KYSS Championship Final, div Bluegrass Stakes. (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 - $79,423. 3 wins to date. At 2, won 2x divisions PA Sire Stakes, 3rd div. PA All-Stars. (Somebeachsomewhere)
SIDEWALK DANCER (f) 1:52.6F - $59,560. 3 wins to date. At 2, won PA Stallion Series Final, div. PA Stallion Series. (Life Sign)
ALDINE HANOVER (f) 1:53.2 - $52,611. 4 wins to date. At 2, 3rd Kindergarten Classic Final. (Artsplace)
 1:55.8 - $47,698. 2 wins to date. At 2, won The Standardbred, 2nd div. PA All-Stars. (Artsplace)
YANKEE WILL DANCE (f) 1:53.8F - $42,955. 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)
ANTAGONIST 1:54.4 - $32,314. 2 wins to date. At 2, 2nd div. Arden Downs. (Cole Muffler)
 2:01.8 - $24,548. 3 wins to date. (Western Terror)
CASEY HANOVER 1:54.6 - $22,360. 1 win to date. (Artsplace)
1:53.4 - $21,029. 1 win to date. At 2, won div. Arden Downs. (The Panderosa)
RECORD MACHINE 1:55.8 - $19,510. 1 win to date. (Cole Muffler)
 1:54.2 - $18,150. 2 wins to date. (The Panderosa)
DANCINAT MIDLAND Q1:56.6 - $13,120. At 2, 2nd div. PA Stallion Series. (Artsplace)
(f) 1:56.0F - $11,500. 1 win to date. At 2, won div. PA Stallion Series. (Artsplace)

In NZ and Australia, as at February 14 2018 A Rocknroll Dance is the sire of two 2-year-old winner and 13 qualifiers:

MISS STREISAND (f) 1:59.8 - $12.500. 1 win from 1 start to date. At 2, won Young Guns Heat. (Christian Cullen)
ITS ROCK AND ROLL 1:58 - $5,825. 1 win, 1 second placing from 2 starts to date, incl 2nd WA Sales Classic Qualifying Heat. (Bettor's Delight)
Gold Rocks
(f) $1,500. At 2, 4th Young Guns Heat. (In The Pocket)
$400. 1 start to date for a fourth. (Mach Three)
Camivells Revenge
(California Cam)
Choisir Damour (Jennas Beach Boy)
Dancing In Manolos (Western Terror)
Foolish Pleasure (Life Sign)
Hilarious Prince
(Armbro Operative)
Izzy Dagg (Christian Cullen)
Mini Mine Yet (Lis Mara)
No Win No Feed (Art Major)
Shez Got Bling (McArdle)
Tango Dancer (Artsplace)
The Blue Beat (Grinfromeartoear)


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).