Overview

Rock ‘n’ Pop

Group One-winning blueblood

Service fee $9,000 + GST, LFG

Rock ‘n’ Pop’s sire Fastnet Rock is a proven sire of sires and his sons are well-established as prominent forces in the industry, with nine stakes-producing sire sons including three Group One producers.

Standing at a fraction of the cost of Fastnet Rock’s fee, Rock ‘n’ Pop represents a golden opportunity to breed to his best-bred Group One son at stud. Of the five Group One-winning Fastnet Rock sires at stud in Australasia, only Rock ‘n’ Pop boasts a Group One winning dam – what’s more, a dual elite winner by the breed shaper Sir Tristram.

Rock ‘n’ Pop’s dam Popsy was awarded the New Zealand Filly of the Year title, with black-type success achieved in the Group One New Zealand Derby, the Group One ARC Championship Stakes, the Group Two Queen Elizabeth Handicap, the Group Two Counties Cup and the Listed Counties Metric Mile.

Rock ‘n’ Pop was the $1 million sale topper in the 2010 NZB Premier Yearling ring before going on to demonstrate his class with Group One success.

One of the best of his generation, Rock ‘n’ Pop debuted for success at three before registering an explosive Group One New Zealand 2000 Guineas win, powering home the final 600m in 33.24 seconds. A second black-type win followed in the Restricted Listed Karaka 3YO Mile.

Rock ‘n’ Pop’s successful two-year-old daughter Veuve Clicquot has pointed to exciting times ahead, with progeny set to make their classic mark in 2017-18 across Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and New Zealand.

The progeny of young up and coming young sire Rock ‘N’ Pop were sought after at the 2018 NZB Book OneSale and Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young went to $90,000 to secure a daughter of Rock ‘N’ Pop from a half-sister to Lion Tamer (Lot 391). Rock ‘N’ Pop concluded the Book One sale with an average of $72,500 – more than 8 times his service fee.

By Fastnet Rock, from Popsy (by Sir Tristram)
16 hh | 2008 | Bay
Mark

Studmaster

Mark Chittick
+64 21 433 252
mark@waikatostud.co.nz

Gareth

Breeding Consultant

Gareth Downey
+64 21 433 073
gareth@waikatostud.co.nz

Pedigree

Rock ‘n’ Pop Pedigree

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1st Dam

POPSY, by Sir Tristram. Second top filly on The 1993-94 NZ 3YO Free H. 6 wins from 1600m to 2400m, NZ$351,750, New Zealand Derby, Gr.1, ARC Championship S., Gr.1, Counties Cup, Gr.2, ARC Queen Elizabeth H., Gr.2, Hawkes Bay CRI Bar & Grill S., 2d Auckland Cup, Gr.1, Counties RC Metric Mile, L, Matamata RC Thompson Marks & Ewen Equine Veterinary P.H. Dam of thirteen foals, ten to race, nine winners, inc:-

ROCK 'N' POP (c. by Fastnet Rock). Subject horse.

LILAKYN (f. by Danehill). 8 wins from 1400m to 2400m, NZ$158,725, A$60,000, Feilding Gold Cup, L, Wanganui Cup, L, Matamata RC Stanley Group H., Hawkes Bay Snow Northe Memorial H., Marton JC J & J Walters H., WRC Lion Brown 3YO H., 2d Cambridge JC Travis S., Gr.2, QTC Brisbane Cup, Gr.2, Hawkes Bay Waste Management H., 3d Hawkes Bay Cleve Mackie H., Fulton Hogan H., 4th Rotorua Cup, Gr.3. Producer.

 

2nd Dam

BEKS, by In the Purple. 10 wins from 1600m to 2500m, NZ$88,645, WRC Wellington Racing Club H., L, New Zealand Cup Trial H., CJC Jockey Club H., Christmas H., 2d CJC South Island Thoroughbred Breeders' S.H., L, 3d Otago RC Dunedin Gold Cup, Gr.3, CJC Lion Brown H., 4th Waikato Gold Cup, Gr.3, Southland RC Invercargill Gold Cup, Gr.3. Three-quarter-sister to In the Country (dam of SONATA), half-sister to (MY) STEELY DAN, PRINCE STANDAAN, Street Hawk, Ayla (dam of BATTLE HAWK). Dam of 5 foals, all raced, 3 winners, inc:-

POPSY (Sir Tristram). 6 wins. See above.

Bektris. Unplaced. Dam of-

Soak Up the Sun (Desert Sun). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1300m, AJC Magnificent H., 2d AJC King Brian 2YO H., 3d STC Magic Night S., Gr.2. Producer.

 

3rd Dam

MISS JUBILEE, by Sovereign Prince. Unraced. Half-sister to RATIONALE (dam of EGOLI LASS, WISE LASS), Top Grade, In the Country (dam of SONATA). Dam of 17 foals, 13 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

(MY) STEELY DAN (Standaan). Second top colt on The 1986-87 NZ 3YO Free H. 12 wins from 1150m to 1600m, NZ$352,900, A$97,500, New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, WRC DB 1600 S., Gr.1, VATC JJ Liston S., Gr.2, Cambridge Breeders' S., Gr.3, WRC Whyte H., L, Levin Cup, CJC Avon City Ford P., Egmont RC Peat Marwick Sprint H., Rotorua RC Air New Zealand Flying H., Taranaki RC Caltex Star H., 2d WRC DB 1600 S., Gr.1, Manawatu RC Awapuni Gold Cup, Gr.2, VATC Memsie S., Gr.2, Marton JC Metric Mile, Gr.3, WRC Thompson H., Gr.3, ARC Guineas Trial, L, 3d Waikato RC Lion Brown Sprint, Gr.1, CJC Winter Cup, Gr.3, WRC Thompson H., Gr.3.

PRINCE STANDAAN (At Talaq). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 2500m, A$389,900, Moonee Valley Gold Cup, Gr.2, VATC Schweppes Cup, L, VRC Rothsay 2YO H., MVRC Sunbeam 2YO H., 2d South Australian Derby, Gr.1, Geelong RC Derby Trial S., L, SAJC Veuve Clicquot S., L, MVRC Ella Bache' Mile H., VATC Permastall P., Australian Racing Writers Welter H., 3d Kilmore Cup, L, 4th VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1, Saab H., Gr.2, VATC Autumn Sprint H., L, JD MacDonald S., L.

BEKS (In the Purple). 10 wins. See above.

Ayla. 6 wins from 1200m to 2000m, ARC National Yearling Sales H., Thames JC Gold Cup, 2d ARC Christmas H., 3d Waikato RC Mark Roughton H., 4th Te Aroha JC Star Way S., Gr.3, Wairarapa Thoroughbred Breeders S., L. Dam of-

BATTLE HAWK (Centaine). 7 wins from 1400m to 2200m, A$240,065, VATC Norman Robinson S., L, Polio Eradication H., Ming Dynasty H., Orrong H., 2d South Australian Derby, Gr.1, 3d MVRC Bill Stutt S., Gr.2, SAJC Veuve Clicquot S., L. Sire.

Jubilee Princess. Unraced. Dam of-

Mi Steel. Raced twice. Dam of-

MI JUBILEE (Howbaddouwantit). Champion 2YO Filly in NZ in 2004-05. Top filly on The 2004-05 NZ 2YO Free H. 9 wins-4 at 2-at 800m, 1200m, NZ$315,874, A$31,575, ARC Ellerslie Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, Matamata Breeders' S., Gr.2, BOP RC Morton Estate Sparkling H., Waikato RC Fairview Motors H., ARC Auckland International Airport H., WRC Life Pharmacy Queensgate 3YO H., 2d WRC Wakefield Challenge S., Gr.2, ARC Vincent Collins Farewell H., STC Franklins Supermarket H., Waikato RC Munns the Man's Store H., ARC Gen-I H., Manawatu RC New Zealand Bloodstock 2YO H., 3d AJC Carrington S., L, 4th Taranaki 2YO Classic, Gr.3.

 

FASTNET ROCK Champion 3YO colt & sprinter in Australia in 2005. 6 wins to 1200m, A$1,724,100, MRC Oakleigh P., Gr.1, VRC Lightning S., Gr.1, AJC Up & Coming S., Gr.2, VRC Lexus Classic S., Gr.2, NSW Tatt's RC Roman Consul S., Gr.3, VRC Rory's Jester P., Gr.3, 2d VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, AJC TJ Smith S., Gr.1, San Domenico S., Gr.2, STC Pago Pago S., Gr.2, MRC Guineas Prelude, Gr.3, STC Skyline S., Gr.3, Crusoe's Fijian Retreat 2YO H., 3d AJC Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, VRC Poseidon S., L, 4th STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, Silver Slipper S., Gr.2. He entered stud in Aust. in 2005. Champion Aust. Sire in 2011-12, 2014-15, second in 2012-13, third in 2016-17. Leading Aust. Sire (worldwide earnings) in 2011-12, 2014-15, 2016-17. Leading Aust. Sire of 3YOs in 2011-12, 2014-15. Leading Hong Kong Sire of Winners in 2016-17. Sire of 1499 progeny to race, 1041 winners (69.0%), earnings of over $142 million, 129 stakes winners, 106 stakes placegetters, inc.




ATLANTIC JEWEL (08f, Zabeel, Nashwan). Leading 3YO Filly on 2012 WTR (Sprint). Leading 3YO Filly on 2011 WTR (Mile/Int.). Champion 3YO Filly & Older Mare in Australia in 2011-12 & 2013-14.10 wins from 1100m to 2000m, A$1,587,925, MRC Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, ATC All Aged S., Gr.1, MRC Caulfield S., Gr.1, Memsie S., Gr.1, ATC Sapphire S., Gr.2, MVRC WH Stocks S., Gr.2, VRC Wakeful S., Gr.2, MRC BMW H., MVRC Italian Sports Club of Werribee P., 2d MRC Underwood S., Gr.1.

MOSHEEN (08f, Stravinsky, Kaapstad). 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 2500m, A$2,780,350, VRC Oaks, Gr.1, VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1, ATC Randwick Guineas, Gr.1, Vinery Stud S., Gr.1, VRC Edward Manifold S., Gr.2, Blazer S., Gr.2, MRC Manfred S., L, Swettenham Stud 2YO H., 2d ATC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, MRC Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, VRC Vanity S., Gr.3, 3d MRC Thousand Guineas Prelude, Gr.3, Quezette S., L.

SEA SIREN (08f, Success Express, Haulpak). Champion Older Female Sprinter in Ireland in 2013.7 wins to 1350m, €43,275, A$1,681,830, BRC Doomben Ten Thousand S., Gr.1, BTC Cup, Gr.1, MVRC Manikato S., Gr.1, ATC Light Fingers S., Gr.2, Fairyhouse Belgrave S., L, ATC William's Premium Lager H., Vinery Stud H., 2d BRC Doomben Ten Thousand S., Gr.1, VRC Patinack Classic, Gr.1, ATC Surround S., Gr.2, Tipperary Fairy Bridge S., Gr.3, 3d Curragh Phoenix Sprint S., Gr.3, ATC Styletread.com.au H.

FASCINATING ROCK (11c, Polar Falcon, Ela-Mana-Mou). Champion Older Horse in Ireland in 2015 (Long). Champion Older Horse in Ireland in 2016 (Intermediate). Joint Champion Older Horse in Europe & Ireland in 2015 (Intermediate).8 wins from 1m to 1½m, £772,161, €489,380, Ascot Champion S., Gr.1, Curragh Tattersalls Gold Cup, Gr.1, Mooresbridge S., Gr.3, Leopardstown Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial, Gr.3, Kilternan S., Gr.3, Navan Ballysax S., Gr.3, Leopardstown Heritage S., L, 2d Curragh Tattersalls Gold Cup, Gr.1, Royal Whip S., Gr.3, 3d Curragh Mooresbridge S., Gr.3.

DRIEFONTEIN (09f, Export Price, Scrupules). 8 wins-4 at 2-to 1300m, A$2,351,205, SAJC Robert Sangster Classic, Gr.1, ATC Sheraco S., Gr.3, BRC BJ McLachlan S., Gr.3, SAJC RN Irwin S., Gr.3, ATC Widden S., L, GCTC Magic Millions 2YO Classic, RL, ATC Woods Bagot 2YO H., GCTC Magic Millions Quality H., 2d ATC Expressway S., Gr.2, Surround S., Gr.2, BRC Dane Ripper S., Gr.2, VRC Tab.com.au S., Gr.2, ATC Southern Cross S., Gr.3, San Domenico S., Gr.3, Keith Mackay H., L, Wyong Magic Millions 3YO S., 3d GCTC Magic Millions Guineas, RL, 4th ATC Light Fingers S., Gr.2, Millie Fox S., Gr.3, Nivison S., Gr.3, GCTC Magic Millions Cup, RL.

ZHUKOVA (12f, Galileo, Indian Ridge). Champion Older Female in Europe in 2016 (Int.).7 wins from 1¼m to 1½m to 2017, €223,135, US$250,000, Belmont Man o' War S., Gr.1, Leopardstown Kilternan S., Gr.3, Naas Blue Wind S., Gr.3, Cork Noblesse S., L, Curragh Alleged S., L, Galway Oyster S., L, 4th Curragh Pretty Polly S., Gr.1, Cork Give Thanks S., Gr.3.

FIRST SEAL (11f, Scenic, Best Western). Champion Female Sprinter in Australia in 2015-16.6 wins from 1100m to 1600m to 2016-17, A$1,259,060, ATC Flight S., Gr.1, Surround S., Gr.2, Tea Rose S., Gr.2, Millie Fox S., Gr.2, MRC Tristarc S., Gr.2, ATC Daily Press Group P., 2d ATC Coolmore Classic, Gr.1, Canterbury S., Gr.1, Vinery Stud S., Gr.1, Spring Champion S., Gr.1, Light Fingers S., Gr.2, TAB Early Quaddie H., 3d MVRC Sunline S., Gr.2, 4th ATC George Ryder S., Gr.1.

SHOALS (14f, Hussonet, Canny Lad). 5 wins-3 at 2-from 1100m to 1600m to 2017-18, A$1,070,150, VRC Myer Classic, Gr.1, ATC Percy Sykes S., Gr.2, VRC Thoroughbred Breeders S., Gr.3, MVRC Atlantic Jewel S., L, 2d MRC Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Thousand Guineas Prelude, Gr.2.

AMICUS (11f, El Moxie, Made of Gold). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1150m to 1600m, A$809,485, MRC Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, ATC Breeders Classic, Gr.2, VRC Let's Elope S., Gr.2, ATC Toy Show H., Gr.3, Hyland Race Colours 2YO P., 2d MRC Thousand Guineas Prelude, Gr.2, The Cove Hotel H., 3d ATC Emancipation S., Gr.2, TAB Early Quaddie P., Big Sports Breakfast 2YO P., 4th ATC Coolmore Classic, Gr.1, VRC Myer Classic, Gr.1, ATC Surround S., Gr.2.

LAGANORE (12f, Royal Applause, Sadler's Wells). Joint Champion Older Mare in Italy in 2016 (Int.).7 wins from 1200m to 2000m to 2017, £31,732, €288,470, Rome Premio Lydia Tesio, Gr.1, Gowran Park Lanwades Stud S., Gr.3, Newmarket Pride S., L, Leopardstown Dimension Engineering H., Summer Membership H., 2d Curragh Blue Wind S., Gr.3, Gowran Park Lanwades Stud S., Gr.3, Curragh Silver S., L, 3d Rome Premio Lydia Tesio, Gr.1, Curragh Kilboy Estate S., Gr.2, Gowran Park Victor McCalmont Memorial S., L, 4th Haydock Pinnacle S., Gr.3.

MERCHANT NAVY (14c, Snippets, Last Tycoon). 5 wins-3 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m to 2017-18, A$827,450, VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1, MRC HDF McNeil S., Gr.3, VRC Anzac Day S., L, MRC Nick Johnstone Real Estate 2YO H., 3d MRC Rubiton S., Gr.2.

CATCHY (14f, Fusaichi Pegasus, Don't Say Halo). 5 wins-4 at 2-to 1200m to 2017-18, A$1,449,000, MRC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1, Blue Diamond Prelude (f), Gr.2, VRC Danehill S., Gr.2, MRC Peter Siggins 2YO P., MVRC William Hill 2YO P., 2d MRC Quezette S., Gr.3, 3d MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, Thousand Guineas Prelude, Gr.2.

FOXWEDGE (08c, Forest Wildcat, Water Bank). 5 wins-2 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, A$952,450, MVRC William Reid S., Gr.1, ATC Roman Consul S., Gr.2, San Domenico S., Gr.3, Clarry Conners 2YO P., STC Always Recycling 2YO H., 2d VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1, ATC Run to the Rose H., Gr.3, 3d VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, ATC Todman S., Gr.2, 4th ATC Golden Rose S., Gr.1, VRC Lightning S., Gr.1.

PLANET ROCK (08f, Zabeel, Defensive Play). New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year in 2011-12.5 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2100m, NZ$392,925, New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, ARC Eight Carat Classic, Gr.2, Hawkes Bay Lowland S., Gr.3, ARC Countdown to Karaka Million 2YO H., CJC Canterbury Racing Guineas Trial, 2d CJC Canterbury Belle S., L, WRC KPR Catering 2YO H., 3d ARC Karaka Million, RL, WRC Kolfinna Classic, 4th ARC Royal S., Gr.2, Waikato RC Sir Tristram Fillies Classic, Gr.2.

HEROIC VALOUR (13c, Nassipour, Western Symphony). 4 wins-3 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m to 2016-17, NZ$320,575, A$25,000, ARC Diamond S., Gr.1, Matamata RC Slipper S., L, Whangarei RC Northland Breeders S., L, 2d Gold Coast Guineas, Gr.3, ARC Karaka 3YO Mile, RL, Ashburton RC John Grigg S., L, ARC Ray White NZ H., John Deere Agrowquip S., 3d New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Hawke's Bay Guineas, Gr.2, Counties Bowl H., L, 4th Waikato Sprint, Gr.1.

AWESOME ROCK (11c, Giant's Causeway, Fasliyev). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1300m to 2000m to 2016-17, A$2,038,720, VRC Emirates S., Gr.1, MVRC Dato' Tan Chin Nam S., Gr.2, VRC James Boag's Symphony S., L, MRC Say It With Flowers 2YO H., 2d VRC Australian Cup, Gr.1, Sires' Produce S., Gr.2, MRC David Jones Cup, Gr.3, 3d BRC Fred Best Classic, Gr.3, MRC Caulfield Guineas Prelude, Gr.3, HDF McNeil S., Gr.3, Hockingstuart H., 4th BRC Queensland Guineas, Gr.2, MRC Peter Young S., Gr.2, VRC Danehill S., Gr.2.

ATLANTE (10c, More Than Ready, Kingmambo). 4 wins from 1200m to 1600m, NZ$283,175, A$135,000, New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, CJC Canterbury S., L, MVRC Chandler Macleod S., L, 2d ATC Hobartville S., Gr.2.

SUPER COOL (09g, Kingmambo, Roberto). 4 wins from 1300m to 2050m, A$1,537,350, VRC Australian Cup, Gr.1, MRC Autumn Classic, Gr.2, MVRC Mitchelton Wines Vase, Gr.2, 2d Victoria Derby, Gr.1, MRC BMW H., 3d MRC Caulfield S., Gr.1, Memsie S., Gr.1, Autumn S., Gr.2, 4th MVRC Dato' Tan Chin Nam S., Gr.2, VRC Poseidon S., L.

LONE ROCK (07f, Lion Cavern, Night Shift). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, A$597,178, SAJC Goodwood H., Gr.1, MVRC Champagne S., Gr.3, VRC Bobbie Lewis H., Gr.3, MRC Bramerton 2YO P., 2d MVRC Friends of Epworth H., SAJC Adelaide Magic Millions 2YO Classic, 3d MRC How Now S., Gr.3, MVRC Red Anchor S., Gr.3, MRC Geoff Murphy H., 4th MVRC William Reid S., Gr.1, SAJC Robert Sangster S., Gr.1.

MAGICOOL (11g, Galileo, Darshaan). 5 wins from 1200m to 2200m, A$686,250, BRC Queensland Derby, Gr.1, VRC UCI S., L, MRC Bert Bryant H., VRC Banjo Paterson Series Heat H., 4th South Australian Derby, Gr.1, MRC Autumn Classic, Gr.2.

RIVET (14c, Galileo, General Assembly). 3 wins at 2, £228,781, €68,580, HK$916,600, Doncaster Racing Post Trophy, Gr.1, Champagne S., Gr.2, York Convivial 2YO S., 2d Newmarket Craven S., Gr.3, Ascot Crocker Bulteel 2YO S., 3d Deauville Poule d'Essai des Poulains, Gr.1.

DIAMONDSANDRUBIES (12f, Sadler's Wells, Darshaan). 3 wins from 9f to 11½f, £46,804, €162,790, Curragh Pretty Polly S., Gr.1, Chester Cheshire Oaks, L, 3d Navan Salsabil S., L, 4th The Oaks, Gr.1.

QUALIFY (12f, Galileo, The Minstrel). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 7f, 1½m, £255,195, €74,060, The Oaks, Gr.1, Curragh Park S., Gr.3, 3d Leopardstown Silver Flash S., Gr.3.

NECHITA (09f, Peintre Celebre, Marscay). 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, A$457,300, VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1, ATC Silver Shadow S., Gr.3, Ambassador Travel Services 2YO P.

ROCK 'N' POP (08c, Sir Tristram, In the Purple). 3 wins at 1200m, 1600m, NZ$458,175, A$6,000, New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, ARC Karaka Mile, RL, 2d New Zealand Derby, Gr.1, Ashburton RC Ray Coupland S., L, CJC Canterbury Racing Guineas Trial, 3d Waikato RC International S., Gr.1.

IRISH LIGHTS (06f, Hennessy, Affirmed). 3 wins from 1100m to 1600m, A$492,950, MRC Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Thousand Guineas Prelude, Gr.3, VRC Sofitel Girls Day Out H., 2d MRC Blue Diamond Preview (f), L, 3d MRC Angus Armanasco S., Gr.2.

WANTED (06c, Snippets, Southern Appeal). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, A$1,216,000, VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1, AJC Kindergarten S., Gr.3, STC Pet & Animal Show 2YO H., 2d MVRC William Reid S., Gr.1, VRC Patinack Classic, Gr.1, Lightning S., Gr.1, Danehill S., Gr.2, 3d MRC Schillaci S., Gr.2, AJC Canonbury S., L, 4th AJC TJ Smith S., Gr.1, MRC Oakleigh P., Gr.1, MVRC Manikato S., Gr.1.

ALBANY REUNION (09g, Fusaichi Pegasus, Secreto). 5 wins from 1200m to 1600m, NZ$222,900, S$6,075, ARC Easter H., Gr.1, Whangarei RC Spire Sprint H., ARC Shailer Racing H., Lindauer H., 2d ARC Mr Tiz Trophy, Gr.3, The Edge TV H., Whangarei RC Carter Bloodstock H., ARC The Sound H., 3d ARC Newmarket H., L, 4th WRC Telegraph H., Gr.1.

AGE OF FIRE (14c, Galileo, Soviet Star). 3 wins at 1400m, 1600m in 2017-18, NZ$286,000, WRC Levin Classic, Gr.1, CJC Inglewood Stud Guineas Trial, ARC Shaws Wires Ropes H., 2d New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, CJC Shearings S., 3d Ashburton RC John Grigg S., Gr.3.

YOUR SONG (09c, Fuji Kiseki, Mr. Prospector). 3 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, A$447,180, BRC BTC Cup, Gr.1, ATC Pluck at Vinery 2YO H., JDC Flooring 2YO H., 2d ATC Run to the Rose H., Gr.3, 3d ATC Roman Consul S., Gr.2, Parramatta Leagues Club H.

ROCK CLASSIC (06g, Peintre Celebre, Luskin Star). 3 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$669,600, VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1, STC Theraces.com.au H., Canterbury BMW & Attic Ladders H., 2d STC Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1, Shift2neutral H., 4th MVRC Australia S., Gr.2.

INTRICATELY (14f, Galileo, Be My Guest). 2 wins at 2, €242,893, US$345, Curragh Moyglare Stud S., Gr.1, 3d Curragh Debutante S., Gr.2, Leopardstown Silver Flash S., Gr.3, 4th Irish One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Leopardstown One Thousand Guineas Trial, Gr.3.

NINTH LEGION (09g, Xaar, Khairpour). 8 wins-2 at 2-to 1550m, A$1,048,870, ATC Villiers S., Gr.2, Carrington S., L, Civic S., L, Ipswich TC Eye Liner S., L, ATC Regupol Equine Safety Surfaces 2YO H., Cellarbrations Wadalba H., Flinders Lane Perfect Fit P., MRC Le Pine Funerals H., 2d ATC Apollo S., Gr.2, Ajax S., Gr.2, Phar Lap S., Gr.2, GCTC Prime Minister's Cup, L, Hawkesbury RC Ladies Day Cup, L, Bendigo Guineas, BRC Buffering H., 3d ATC Theo Marks S., Gr.2-twice, Shannon S., Gr.2, Liverpool City Cup, Gr.3, Winter S., L, 4th ATC Epsom H., Gr.1, Golden Rose S., Gr.1, MRC Toorak H., Gr.1, ATC San Domenico S., Gr.3, Run to the Rose H., Gr.3, MRC Sandown S., Gr.3, BRC Lough Neagh S., L.

ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN (12c, Peintre Celebre, Alleged). 6 wins from 1900m to 2400m, £21,500, €282,200, HK$1,650,000, Grand Prix de Chantilly, Gr.2, Chantilly Prix du Conseil de Paris, Gr.2, Saint-Cloud Prix d'Hedouville, Gr.3, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Lord Seymour, L, Deauville Prix de Villepelee, 2d Newmarket Jockey Club S., Gr.2, La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte, Gr.3, 3d HKJC Longines Hong Kong Vase, Gr.1, Chantilly Prix du Conseil de Paris, Gr.2, 4th Chantilly Prix Foy, Gr.2.

FORMALITY (14f, Jolie's Halo, Danzig). 5 wins-2 at 2-to 1200m to 2017-18, A$885,700, ATC Silver Shadow S., Gr.2, NSW Tatt's RC Furious S., Gr.2, MRC Blue Sapphire S., Gr.3, Chairman's S., Gr.3, 2d ATC Percy Sykes S., Gr.2, 3d MRC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1, VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1.

SOMEHOW (13f, Sadler's Wells, Shirley Heights). 5 wins from 9f to 11½f to 2017, £129,285, €175,155, Newmarket Dahlia S., Gr.2, Curragh Dance Design S., Gr.3, Chester Cheshire Oaks, L, Gowran Park Victor McCalmont Memorial S., L, Leopardstown Irish Stallion Farms Fillies S., 2d Curragh Tattersalls Gold Cup, Gr.1, Cork Give Thanks S., Gr.3, Naas Park Express S., Gr.3, 3d Leopardstown Tote Pick6 2YO S., 4th The Oaks, Gr.1, Newbury Lockinge S., Gr.1.

DEPLOY (12g, Red Ransom, Strawberry Road). 8 wins to 1400m to 2017-18, A$775,235, ATC Theo Marks S., Gr.2, BRC Moreton Cup, Gr.2, ATC Show County H., Gr.3, Liberty International Underwriters H., It's on in Sydney H., Tab.com.au H.-twice, 2d Scone RC Ortensia S., L, ATC Schweppes Quality H., Bowermans Office Furniture P., Tab.com.au H., Floratine H., 3d ATC TAB Rewards H., 4th Qld Tatt's RC WJ Healy S., Gr.3.

LUMOSTY (11f, Bachelor Duke, Indian Ridge). 5 wins from 1000m to 1600m, A$492,100, Moonee Valley Fillies Classic, Gr.2, MRC Caulfield Sprint H., Gr.2, VRC Straight Six H., L, All Victorian Sprint Series Heat H., 2d MRC Blue Diamond Preview (f), L, VRC Cap d'Antibes S., L, 3d Qld Tatt's RC Tattersall's Tiara, Gr.1, MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (f), Gr.3.

SMART MISSILE (08c, Comic Strip, Fappiano). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, A$541,150, ATC Todman S., Gr.2, Run to the Rose H., Gr.3, AJC Breeders' P., L, 2d ATC Golden Rose S., Gr.1.

PETROLOGY (11g, Irish River, Tap on Wood). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1800m to 2016-17, A$655,150, MRC Sandown Guineas, Gr.2, VRC TCL S., L, MRC Tile Importer City Timber H., MVRC Travis Harrison Cup, MRC (Mornington) A Positive Move H., 2d MRC Manfred S., Gr.3, Redoute's Choice S., L, VRC Winter Championship Final H., L, MRC Ladbrokes H., Mindy Green 2YO P., 3d MRC Toorak H., Gr.1, Bletchingly S., Gr.3, Ladbrokes H., MVRC Craig Opie Cup, Pakenham RC David Bourke Memorial H., VRC Antler Luggage H., 4th Murray Bridge Gold Cup, L.

ROTHESAY (06c, Woodman, Bletchingly). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1100m to 1600m, A$425,150, BRC Queensland Guineas, Gr.2, Lord Mayor's Cup, Gr.3, STC Blackberry 2YO H., Myboycharlie H., 2d STC Theo Marks H., Gr.2, De Bortoli Wines H., 3d Gosford Guineas, L, 4th AJC Roman Consul S., Gr.2.

TURRET ROCKS (13f, Galileo, Nashwan). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1m, 1¼m to 2017, £59,327, €184,575, Doncaster May Hill S., Gr.2, Curragh Blue Wind S., Gr.3, 2d Longchamp Prix Marcel Boussac, Gr.1, 3d Curragh Pretty Polly S., Gr.1, Ridgewood Pearl S., Gr.2, Leopardstown Silver Flash S., Gr.3, 4th Irish Oaks, Gr.1, Curragh Debutante S., Gr.2, Kilboy Estate S., Gr.2.

COUGAR MOUNTAIN (11c, Nureyev, The Minstrel). Joint Champion Older Male Miler in Ireland in 2015.3 wins at 6f, 1m, £183,956, €95,620, US$20,000, QAR160,160, Newmarket Joel S., Gr.2, Leopardstown Desmond S., Gr.3, 2d Curragh Phoenix Sprint S., Gr.3, Leopardstown Desmond S., Gr.3, Amethyst S., Gr.3, Qatar Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Cup, 3d Royal Ascot Queen Anne S., Gr.1, Leopardstown Amethyst S., Gr.3, 4th Sandown Eclipse S., Gr.1, Naas Renaissance S., Gr.3, Leopardstown Heritage S., L.

EMPRESS ROCK (08f, Encosta de Lago, Bureaucracy). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, A$363,600, Moonee Valley Fillies Classic, Gr.2, VRC AV Kewney S., Gr.2, ATC Resimac 2YO H., 2d MVRC Typhoon Tracy S., L, 3d MRC Derrinstown Stud Ireland P.

CURVED BALL (06c, Zabeel, Twig Moss). 3 wins from 1400m to 1800m, R467,335, Turffontein Dingaans H., Gr.2, Sea Cottage S., L, 4th Turffontein Tony Ruffel S., Gr.3.

RAIN DRUM (07g, Thunder Gulch, Bletchingly). 6 wins from 1500m to 2000m, A$338,510, ATC Shannon S., Gr.2, Wilson Asset Management H., Bowermans Office Furniture H., Cox Plate Day at Rosehill Gardens H., Mercure Kooindah Resort H., 2d MRC Eclipse S., Gr.3, ATC Gow Gates Insurance H., 3d Murrumbidgee TC Wagga Wagga Cup, L, ATC Gosford Quarries H., Canterbury Park H., 4th MVRC Schweppes Crystal Mile, Gr.2, VRC Visit Victoria P., L.

ROCK STURDY (10c, Quest for Fame, Silver Deputy). 4 wins to 1550m, A$494,860, ATC Shannon S., Gr.2, TAB Early Quaddie H., Go the Tahs H., Theraces.com.au H., 2d BRC Sprint H., Gr.3, ATC Liverpool City Cup, Gr.3, Bill Ritchie H., Gr.3, Filante H., Forum Group H., TAB Rewards H., TAB Quaddie H., 3d VRC Emirates S., Gr.1, ATC Carbine Club S., Gr.3.

MONGOLIAN FALCON (13c, Galileo, Gone West). 3 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m to 2016-17, NZ$128,250, Hawke's Bay Guineas, Gr.2, Matamata RC Prima Park 2YO S., 2d Waikato RC James & Annie Sarten Memorial S., Gr.2, Matamata RC Slipper S., L, 3d ARC Coca-Cola S., Hawkes Bay El Roca Sprint H.

CLUSTER (10c, Last Tycoon, Bletchingly). 3 wins at 1200m, 1400m, A$292,200, ATC Theo Marks S., Gr.2, Forum Group H., 2d ATC San Domenico S., Gr.3, Hyland Race Colours H., 3d MVRC Bill Stutt S., Gr.2.

HOLY SNOW (14c, End Sweep, Khozaam). 2 wins at 1400m in 2017-18, A$156,135, MRC Autumn S., Gr.2, 3d MVRC Bill Stutt S., Gr.2.

VALENTIA (11c, Mister C, Steel Pulse). 2 wins at 2, A$218,800, ATC Skyline S., Gr.2, Ritz Cinema 2YO H., 3d ATC Stan Fox S., Gr.2, Up & Coming S., Gr.3, TAB Iphone App 2YO P.

SCANDIVA (10f, Snippets, Vain). 2 wins at 2, A$242,580, ATC Magic Night S., Gr.2, Emerald Hills Estate 2YO P., 2d ATC Sires' Produce S., Gr.1.

JOLIE BAY (09f, Snippets, Last Tycoon). 2 wins at 1000m, 1200m, A$236,530, ATC Roman Consul S., Gr.2, 2d VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1, ATC Brian Crowley S., L.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (08c, Al Hareb, Marscay). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 2050m, A$298,925, MVRC Alister Clark S., Gr.2, VRC Lort Smith Animal Hospital 2YO H., 2d VRC Carbine Club S., Gr.3, 3d VRC CS Hayes S., Gr.3, MRC Gothic S., L, Manfred S., L, Swettenham Stud 2YO H., SAJC Patinack Farm H., 4th MRC Sandown Guineas, Gr.2, VRC Poseidon S., L.

ZULULAND (11c, Hennessy, Saratoga Six). Winner at 2, A$271,625, S$587,980, VRC Sires' Produce S., Gr.2, 2d ATC Champagne S., Gr.1, CECF Singapore Cup, L, MRC Flemington Equine Clinic 2YO P., Singapore TC Novice S., 3d Singapore TC Panasonic Engineering S., 4th MRC Chairman's S., Gr.3.

FAST 'N' ROCKING (10g, Hennessy, Semipalatinsk). 6 wins to 1400m to 2017-18, A$1,413,900, MRC Kevin Heffernan S., Gr.3, HDF McNeil S., Gr.3, Weekend Hussler S., L, Italktravel S., L, Alannah Hill P., MVRC Triforce H., 2d MRC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1, ATC Todman S., Gr.2, MRC Bletchingly S., Gr.3, Vain S., Gr.3, 3d MRC Sir Rupert Clarke S., Gr.1, Oakleigh P., Gr.1, WATC Winterbottom S., Gr.1, ATC Hall Mark S., Gr.3, MRC Testa Rossa S., L, Regal Roller S., L, MVRC Abell S., L, VRC Emirates Airline H., 4th ATC Galaxy H., Gr.1, MVRC Manikato S., Gr.1, William Reid S., Gr.1, SAJC Goodwood H., Gr.1, ATC Hall Mark S., Gr.3, MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3, Zeditave S., Gr.3, Blue Diamond Preview (c&g), L, Italktravel S., L.

MISSROCK (13f, Strategic, Unbridled's Song). 4 wins-2 at 2-to 1200m to 2017-18, A$1,113,350, ATC Percy Sykes S., Gr.3, MRC Debutant S., L, MVRC Carlyon S., L, VRC Mrs Mac's Family Bakery Sprint, 2d SAJC Goodwood S., Gr.1, ATC Sapphire S., Gr.2, VRC TAB Multiplier S., Gr.2, 3d VRC Lightning S., Gr.1, Wakeful S., Gr.2, Emirates Airline P., Gr.3, 4th SAJC Ubet Classic, Gr.1, MVRC Ian McEwen S., Gr.2, MRC How Now S., Gr.3.

KAEPERNICK (11g, Stravinsky, Vice Regal). 8 wins to 1350m to 2017-18, A$677,660, ATC Southern Cross S., Gr.3, Scone RC Ortensia S., L, ATC Choisir H., 12 Days to TAB Everest Sprint H., Drummond Golf H., Rexel H., MVRC Quest Moonee Valley H., 2d BRC Hinkler H., L, City Tatt's RC Lightning H., L, ATC Tab.com.au H., 3d ATC Shorts H., Gr.2, SAJC DC McKay S., Gr.3, MRC Italktravel S., L.

MELAGRANA (12f, Secret Savings, Vain). 7 wins at 1200m, 1400m to 2017, 138,613,000¥, Nakayama Yukan Fuji Sho Ocean S., Gr.3, Lapis Lazuli S., L, September S., Chukyo Philippines Trophy, 2d Fukushima Sakurambo Tokubetsu, 4th Hanshin Sankei Sho Centaur S., Gr.2.

ILITSHE (10c, Sadler's Wells, Habitat). 6 wins from 1800m to 2850m to 2016-17, R551,550, Turffontein Caradoc Gold Cup, Gr.3, Derby Trial, L, Scottsville Kay Makan Roadmate H., 3d Turffontein Aquanaut H., L, Clairwood KZN Winter Challenge 2000 H., Turffontein Citizen S., 4th Turffontein Racing Association H., L.

His sire sons include Hinchinbrook (11), Foxwedge (7), Smart Missile (5), Stryker, Highly Recommended, Rothesay, Wanted, Your Song, etc.

Mark

Studmaster

Mark Chittick
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Breeding Consultant

Gareth Downey
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Race Record

Rock ‘n’ Pop Race Record

Stakes Won: A$360,112

Gr.1 New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, 1600m, beating Anabandana and Dollario

Listed ARC Karaka Mile, 1600m, beating Mosh Pit and Fort Lincoln

CJC Rugby Experience October Maiden Stakes, 1200m, beating Champagne’n’caviar and And She Was

Gr.1 New Zealand Derby, 2400m, Silent Achiever was 1st and Carrick 3rd

Listed Ashburton RC Ray Coupland Stakes, 1400m, Shuka was 1st and Bulwer Bay 3rd

CJC Canterbury Racing Guineas Trial, 1400m, Planet Rock was 1st and Bangalore Bullet 3rd

Gr.1 Waikato RC International Stakes, 2000m, Shez Sinsational was 1st and Hold it Harvey 2nd

Age Runs 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
3 9 3 3 1 A$359,112
4 2 - - - A$1,000
Totals 11 3 3 1 A$360,112
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Stud Record

Rock ‘n’ Pop Stud Record

 

Paris Rock
Paris Rock

ROCK 'N' POP 3 wins at 1200m, 1600m, NZ$458,175, A$6,000, New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, ARC Karaka Mile, RL, 2d New Zealand Derby, Gr.1, Ashburton RC Ray Coupland S., L, CJC Canterbury Racing Guineas Trial, 3d Waikato RC International S., Gr.1. He entered stud in 2013. Sire of 26 progeny to race, 5 winners (19.0%), earnings of over $220,000, inc.




Paris Rock (14f, Daggers Drawn, Poil de Chameau). 3 wins at 1300m, 1400m in 2017-18, A$98,600, MRC Ian Miller H., 4th VRC Vanity S., Gr.3.

The Mayor (14g, Lord Ballina, Kaapstad). 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m in 2017-18.

Refresh (14g, Stravinsky, Grand Lodge). Winner at 1200m in 2017, Singapore TC War Affair S., 2d Singapore TC Causeway Bay S., 3d Singapore TC Novice P.

The Macallan (14g, Centaine, Lord Ballina). Winner at 1200m in 2017-18.

Gold Spice (14f, O'Reilly, Oak Ridge). Winner at 1600m in 2017-18.

Van Halen (14g, City on a Hill, Star Way). Placed at 2 in 2016-17.

Boomtown Rat (14g, O'Reilly, Zephyr Bay). Placed at 3 in 2017-18.

Battleborn (14g, O'Reilly, Prince Echo). Placed at 3 in 2017-18.

Rocky High (14g, High Chaparral, Noble Bijou). Placed at 3 in 2017-18.

Katie Perrie (14f, Lion Heart, Octagonal). Placed at 3 in 2017-18.

Veuve Clicquot (14f, Rahy, Capote). Placed at 2 in 2016-17.

Go Dixie (14g, Cape Cross, Grosvenor). Placed at 3 in 2017-18, 3d GCTC Ladies Day P.

Toffee Pop (14f, Generous, Christmas Tree). Placed at 3 in 2017-18.

Crop Foals Rnrs Wnrs Wins SW (GW) SWs(GWs) NZ$
14/15 77 26 5 8 0 0 244,334
Totals 77 26 5 8 0 0 244,334
Horse
Race
11/02/2018
Gold Spice (NZ)
3yo f Ex Zoe Spice (NZ) by O'Reilly
1st Lone Star Pukekohe Maiden S. 1600m (Counties RC NZ)
03/02/2018
Paris Rock (NZ)
3yo f Ex Que Sera (NZ) by Daggers Drawn
1st Ian Miller H. 1400m (MRC AUS)
02/02/2018
The Mayor (NZ)
3yo g Ex Soph (NZ) by Lord Ballina
1st Commercial Cleaners H. 1600m (Matamata RC NZ)
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News

Rock ‘n’ Pop News

12 February 2018

Rock ‘N’ Pop filly on Group One path

Waikato Stud filly Gold Spice overcame testing conditions at Pukekohe Park this afternoon to remain in Group One contention. The daughter of resident sire Rock ‘N’ Pop opened her account at her third appearance with …

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3 February 2018

Paris Rock secures third consecutive win

Trainer Henry Dwyer is eyeing stakes company after Paris Rock maintained her unbeaten record with a strong win at Caulfield. Graduating from victories at Geelong and Ballarat at her first two starts, Paris Rock took …

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2 February 2018

Potential Derby tilt for son of Rock ‘N’ Pop

The Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott-trained The Mayor could be set for a tilt at the Gr.1 Vodafone New Zealand Derby (2400m) after his victory in the Matamata Commercial Cleaners (1600m) at Matamata on Friday. …

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15 January 2018

Unbeaten Paris Rock Wins Again

Promising Rock ‘N’ Pop filly Paris Rock followed up her winning debut on Boxing Day with another impressive win at Ballarat on Sunday. The Henry Dwyer-trained three-year-old was ridden by Damien Thornton to an easy …

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25 June 2017

Te Akau Team excited about Rock ‘n’ Pop’s latest winner

 2000 Guineas (Gr. 1, 1600m) winner Rock ‘n’ Pop (Fastnet Rock) sired his first two-year-old winner on Friday at Otaki. The aptly named Veuve Clicquot (ex. Megan’s Tough Love) won over 1200 metres, in the …

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23 June 2017

First winner for Rock ‘n’ Pop

 WS resident Rock ‘N’ Pop is on the board after his talented daughter Veuve Clicquot was successful at Otaki this afternoon. The filly has been one of only a handful of first crop representatives this …

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