Grade 1 Winner Rock Your World Retired To Spendthrift Farm

Rock Your World, this year’s Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby winner by leading sire Candy Ride, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2022 breeding season at Spendthrift Farm for a fee of $10,000 S&N.

“Rock Your World is a fast Santa Anita Derby winner with a wonderful blend of looks, pedigree and sire power,” said Ned Toffey, Spendthrift general manager. “He’s a $650,000 yearling and you can see why. He’s one imposing individual and as good-looking of a Candy Ride as you’ll find. Rock Your World possesses a true classic dirt pedigree, with Empire Maker and Giant’s Causeway as his first two broodmare sires. We believe there’s a lot to like, especially through our Share The Upside program. We will begin showing Rock Your World today and I invite all breeders to come out and see him.”

Rock Your World will participate in Spendthrift’s renowned “Share The Upside” breeding program in 2022 for a fee of $12,500 for a two-year commitment. Breeders must breed a mare in 2022 and 2023 and have two foals total. After the breeder has the second live foal in 2024 and pays the stud fee, he or she will earn a lifetime breeding right.

Trained by John Sadler, Rock Your World won on debut on New Year’s Day going six furlongs before stretching out around two turns to win the one-mile Pasadena Stakes in his second start – both coming over the Santa Anita turf course. In his third start in April, the imposing 3-year-old asserted himself as a leading contender for the Kentucky Derby with a powerhouse 4 1/4-length victory over eventual Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit in the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby in his first start on the dirt.

Rock Your World stopped the clock in 1:49.17 for 1 1/8 miles, earning a 100 Beyer – the only triple-digit Beyer earned before the Kentucky Derby among this year’s field.

Owned by Hronis Racing and Talla Racing, Rock Your World retires with earnings of $612,100. A $650,000 yearling purchase, he is out of the multiple stakes-winning Empire Maker mare Charm the Maker. His first three dams are all multiple stakes winners or graded stakes winners.

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