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Four Rocknroll Hanovers in North America Cup

08:25 PM 12 Jun 2012 NZST
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Rocknroll Hanover
Rocknroll Hanover - will forever be a pacing legend.
USTA/Ed Keys photo

Four of the 10 finalists in the C$1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday at Mohawk Raceway are sons of New Jersey-based harness racing stallion Rocknroll Hanover.

Pet Rock, A Rocknroll Dance, Time To Roll and Simply Business will all represent their sire, Rocknroll Hanover in the three-year-old pacing stakes contested over the seven-eighths mile track in Campbellville, Ontario.

Time To Roll [second], Pet Rock [fourth] and Rocknroll Dance [fifth] all finished within two lengths of first elim winner Dapper Dude in a 1:49.3 mile while Simply Business was fifth in the elimination won by Sweet Lou in a Canadian record 1:47.4.

Rocknroll Hanover, who stands at Perretti Farms in Cream Ridge, NJ, is the only stallion with more than one finalist in this year’s North America Cup. Rocknroll Hanover won the 2005 edition of the North America Cup

The draw for Saturday's C$1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup:

1. Bettor's Edge - Tim Tetrick – 30-1

2. Dapper Dude - John Campbell – 8-1

3. Time To Roll - Andy Miller – 12-1

4. Sweet Lou - Dave Palone – 3-5

5. Thinking Out Loud - Randy Waples – 12-1

6. State Treasurer - David Miller – 20-1

7. A Rocknroll Dance - Yannick Gingras – 10-1

8. Warrawee Needy - Jody Jamieson – 9-2

9. Pet Rock - Brian Sears – 15-1

10. Simply Business - Ron Pierce - 25-1

(The connections of elimination winners Sweet Lou and Dapper Dude picked their posts. Sweet Lou's connections picked first.)

by Carol HODES for SBOANJ

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