Day At The Track

Rocknroll Hanover colt to ring the till

10:44 AM 30 Jan 2015 NZDT
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Rock Diamonds - Ticks every box
Rock Diamonds - Ticks every box
Rock Diamonds

The Whitelock family from Palmerston North who are well known in New Zealand for producing a string of outstanding rugby players, also have a growing reputation in the harness racing industry with the family racing/breeding a string of elite level colts and fillies over recent times.

One of their best performers in recent years was the outstanding Bettor's Delight filly Dancing Diamonds 1:57.8 who won nine races at two and three on her way to earning $343,276.

She numbered the two and three year old PGG Sales Races among her victories.

Her first foal, a colt by Rocknroll Hanover named Rock Diamonds is being sold at this years Australasian Classic Sale and is sure to attract strong interest from buyers.

Rocknroll Hanover 1:48.6 ($2,754,038) needs no introduction as he has already left the winners of over $73,000,000 including such stars as Rocknroll Heaven 1:47.6 ($2,754,818) and A Rocknroll Dance 1:47.4 ($2,429,441)

Dancing Diamonds is bred on the potent Bettor's Delight/In The Pocket cross, and has a brilliant pedigree to go with her race record.

Her dam Asabella ($52,809) was a smart two and three year old herself  and aside from Dancing Diamonds has also produced Ohoka Bondy 1:53.6 ($388,148) and Code Red 1:55.1 ($132,639)

This is the branch of the Rothschild 124 maternal family closely associated with Jim Dalgety who brought the fifth dam of Rock Diamonds in Bellajily back from North America in the early 1970s in foal to Most Happy Fella.

Bellajily won a New Zealand Derby before going to America and Bellajily and her daughters left Jim Dalgety a string of top horses headed by the likes of Jovial Jeanie(9 wins), Happy Hazel 1:57.6 ($236,623) and Imagine That 1:57.1 ($415,289).

Belajily was also a full sister to the brilliant racemare Van Glory whose daughters left us Undercover Lover 1:51.8 ($864,811) and Bettor Cover Lover 1:53.8 ($1,026,428)

It has been a brilliant maternal family for well over 50 years and shows no signs of tapering off.

If anything it appears to be going from strength to strength.

Rock Diamonds has all the credentials to add yet further kudos to his brilliant maternal family.

Harnesslink Media

 

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