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

  • A Multiple World Champion and Meadowlands Pace winner.
  • The first horse to record three consecutive sub-1:48 wins.
  • The first 2-year-old ever to record multiple sub-1:50 wins.
  • The richest 2-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
  • Sire of Australian Group 1 winner Its Rock And Roll
  • Leading first season sire in both NZ and Australia
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.

RaceRecord

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 Rocknroll Dance's oldest Australasian foals are 3-year-olds in 2018-19. To date he is the sire of:

ITS ROCK AND ROLL 1:53.9 - $130,281. 4 wins to date. At 2, won WA Sales Classic (Gr.1), Champagne Classic (Gr.2); 2nd APG Consolation Final (Gr.3); 3rd 2YO Pearl Classic Final (Gr.1), WA Golden Slipper (Gr.1). (Bettor's Delight)
MISS STREISAND 
(f) 1:58 - $94,640. 4 wins to date. At 2, won Aust. Breeders Crown Semi Final, Young Guns Heat, NZ Sires Stakes Heat, Aust. Breeders Crown Heat; 2nd NZYS Fillies Final (L); 3rd Sires Stakes Fillies Championship (Gr.1), Delightful Lady Classic (Gr.2), NZ Sires Stakes Heat. (Christian Cullen)
GOLD ROCKS (f) 1:55.8 - $36,209. 2 wins to date. At 2, 3rd NZYS Fillies Final (L). (In The Pocket)
NO WIN NO FEED (f) 1:58.9 - $24,260. 2 wins to date. At 2, won Bathurst Gold Tiara Heat; 2nd Aust. Breeders Crown Heat; 3rd APG Heat. (Art Major)
IZZY DAGG 1:55.7 - $20,285. 2 wins to date. (Christian Cullen)
ROCKNROLL CLASSIC
 
2:00.9 - $17,580. 2 wins to date. At 2, won QBred Triad Consolation. (P B Bullville)
WHEREYABINBOPPIN 1:56 - $13,800. 3 wins from 3 starts to date. (Modern Art)
One Kool Cat (f) 1:59pl - $11,916. 2 placings to date. At 2, 2x 2nds NZ Sires Stakes Heats. (In The Pocket)
NIFTY STUDLEIGH 
1:58.7 - $10,880. 2 wins to date. (Art Major)
ROLLOVA
1:59.8 - $6,535. 1 win to date. (Mach Three)
LADY ROCKNROLLA
(f) 1:58.2 - $5,040. 1 win to date. At 2, 3rd Youthful Stakes. (Art Major)
A FAIR OL DANCE
2:03.4 - $4,990. 1 win to date. (Presidential Ball)
THE HOUNDDOG
2:01.3 - $3,600. 1 win to date. (Jet Laag)

In North America his oldest foals are 3-year-olds in 2018. 

He finished his debut season (2017) as not only North America's leading first crop sire but also the third leading pacing sire of 2-year-olds overall with 27 2-year-old winners (14 in 1:55) of $1,735,070 in stakes.

As at October 8 2018, A Rocknroll Dance is the sire of 66 winners of over $4,000,000, 9 $100,000 earners including:

LOST IN TIME 1:50.2 - $828,333. 5 wins to date. At 2, won Metro Pace, Governor's Cup, div International Stallion Stakes, elim Breeders Crown, 2nd div KYSS. Dan Patch US 2YO Pacing Colt of the Year. At 3, 2nd div. PASS, div. Somebeachsomewhere Stks; 3rd North America Cup. (Artiscape)
GRAND TETON 1:48.2
- $454,152. 8 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. At 3, won Tattersalls Pace, div KYSS, 2nd Cane Pace, div Bluegrass, div. PASS; 3rd KYSS Championship Final. (Western Hanover)
PROOF
1:51 - $285,935. 5 wins to date. At 2, won PASS Championship Final, The Elevation, 2x div. PASS, div PA All-Stars, 2nd 2x div PASS; 3rd div International Stallion Stakes. (Real Artist)
BAND STAND
 (f) 1:51.8 
- $282,595. 7 wins to date. At 2, won KYSS Championship Final, 3 x div. KYSS, 2nd div International Stallion Stakes. At 3, won div. PA Stallion Series; 2nd KYSS Championship Final. (Artsplace)
SIDEWALK DANCER
 
(f) 1:50.6F - $208,499. 9 wins to date. At 2, won PA Stallion Series Final, div. PA Stallion Series. At 3, won div. Adios Betty, div. Adioo Volo, div. PASS, div. PA All-Stars; 2nd elim James M Lynch Memorial, div. PASS. (Life Sign)
SCUOLA HANOVER 
(f) 1:52F - $192,031. 5 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. At 3, won div Keystone Classic; 3rd div. Reynolds Memorial, 2x div PASS. (Artsplace)
ALDINE HANOVER
 
(f) 1:53.2 - $186,497. 4 wins to date. At 2, 3rd Kindergarten Classic Final, 4th Three Diamonds Final. At 3, 2nd 2x div. PASS; 4th The Jugette. (Artsplace)
CUTS LIKE A KNIFE
 
(f) 1:51.8 - $137,287. 6 wins to date. At 2, won 2x divisions PA Sire Stakes, 3rd div. PA All-Stars. At 3, won div. KYSS. (Somebeachsomewhere)
ROCKN PHILLY 
(f) 1:53.4 - $118,028. 3 wins to date. At 2, won div. PASS; 2x 2nd div. PASS, div. Keystone Classic, div Simpson Stake; 3rd div. PASS. (Western Hanover)
INSTRUCTOR
 1:51.2
 - $79,738. 5 wins to date. At 2, won The Standardbred, 2nd div. PA All-Stars. (Artsplace)
RECORD MACHINE
1:53.4
- $73,825. 2 win to date. At 3, 2nd Landmark. (Cole Muffler)
ART DANCER 1:52
 
- $57,620. 7 wins to date. At 3, won 2x divs The Stallion Series. (Artsplace)
ANTAGONIST
 1:54.4
 - $55,086. 3 wins to date. At 2, 2nd div. Arden Downs. (Cole Muffler)

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).