Spendthrift Farm announeced yesterday, Thursday, April 29th 2021, that they had secured the breeding rights to ROCK YOUR WORLD, a contender in the 147th Running of the Kentucky Derby. The colt is undeafeated and the winner of the Grade 1 RUNHAPPY Santa Anita Derby. He is the second choice morning line favorite for this weekend's Kentucky Derby. Upon his retirement from racing, he will stand at Spendthrift Farm, based in Lexington.
ROCK YOUR WORLD is trained by John Sadler and began his racing career by winning his maiden race at six furlongs on New Year's Day. He did not race as a two year old. he then went to the one-mile Pasadena Stakes for his second start, winning yet again. Both races were on the Santa Anita turf. He then put himself into Derby contention by willing the Santa Anita Derby by 4 1/4 lengths in his first start on the dirt. He earned a 100 Beyer and covered the 1 1/8 miles over a fast track in 1:49.17. he is the only horse in the Derby field to have earned a triple digit Beyer.
ROCK YOUR WORLD was acquired by Hronis Racing and Talla Racing at the Keeneland September Sale, paying $650,000 for the yearling. He is a son of CANDY RIDE and out of the multiple stakes winning mare CHARM THE MAKER by EMPIRE MAKER. He comes from a long line of multple stakes winning and graded stakes winning dams.
ROCK YOUR WORLD drew post 15 and will be ridden by Joel Rosario for the Kentucky Derby. His last work before heading to Louisville was last Sunday at Santa Anita Park, where he breezed five furlongs in :59 2/5 seconds.
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