Horse of the Month
for May 2012
Foaled April 22, 2008 at Cream Ridge, NJ
by Rocknroll Hanover–Art Sale–Artsplace
Trained by Ronnie Burke
Driven by Yannick Gingras
Owned by Our Horse Cents Stables, Stable 45 and Jerry Silva
Bred by Perretti Farms
Rocklamation captured the April 28, 2012 edition of the $297,000 final of Yonkers Raceway's Blue Chip Matchmaker final in 1:51.3, a stakes record and track record for 4-year-old pacing mares.
This well-bred mare has competed in top company throughout her career, but first garnered industry-wide attentionwhen whe won the $40,000 opening leg of the Overbid Series at Meadowlands Racetrack on March 2.
"I think out of all my 4-year-olds she will be the one that breaks out," her trainer Ron Burke said in a USTA interview. "We got her late in the summer or the beginning of last fall. It was one start before she raced in the Jugette and she is one of those horses that fits our program. Those are the ones that usually do really well for us."
Rocklamation was previously trained and co-owned by Mark Harder as a freshman in 2012, and that year her lone victory came in a $51,500 Countess Adios divison at the Meadowlands on Aug. 5. She also finished fourth in the $402,400 Sweetheart Final and in a $90,336 Champlain division at Mohawk, and third in her $25,000 Breeders Crown elim at Pocono.
As a sophomore in 2011, Rocklamation scored a 5-4-3 from 20 starts, earning $340,575 for her connections. She scored a pair of triumphs in conditioned events at Harrah's Chester and the Meadowlands before finishing third in the $150,000 Miss Jersey at the Meadowlands.
"As long as she maintains her form, she will probably be at every major race," Burke said.
Rocklamation's Career Statistics Through May 1, 2012
Year Starts Wins 2nds 3rds Earnings Record
2012 9 5 2 1 $ 263,910 4, 1:51.3H YR 04/28/2012
2011 20 5 4 3 $ 340,575 3, 1:50.4S Wdb 10/22/2011
2010 12 1 1 1 $ 86,719 2, 1:54.3M M 08/05/2010
Total 41 11 7 5 $ 691,204 3, 1:50.4S