by Carole Hodes for the SBOANJ
MANALAPAN, NJ – October 28, 2015 – When the daughters of Rock N Roll Heaven, Divine Caroline and Sassa Hanover, finished one-two in the $500,000 Breeders Crown for three-year-old pacing fillies on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Woodbine, it pushed the stallion’s earnings to the top of his class.
The son of Rocknroll Hanover has been relocated to New Jersey for his 2016 season at Deo Volente Farms in Flemington, NJ.
His first foals, now three, have accounted for $3,447,949 this year with 71 of 103 foals making starts. This makes him the most accomplished United States-based sire of three-year-old pacers this year, based on earnings, and second only to Bettor’s Delight, now in Ontario.
Sassa Hanover with $910,311, Divine Caroline with $717,758 and Band of Angels with $482,303 are the top three earners credited to Rock N Roll Heaven, according to statistics provided by the United States Trotting Association. All are three-year-old fillies.
His top colts are Rockin In Heaven with $363,099 and Arque Hanover with $223,841.
Divine Carolina, driven by David Miller and trained by Joe Holloway, won her Breeders Crown in 1:51 flat and extended her winning streak to four. She also won her Crown elim, preceded by the Glen Garnsey and Bluegrass, both at Lexington’s Red Mile.
This year the filly, who is out of Loving Caroline, posted seven wins, five seconds and six thirds from 20 starts for $576,332. Lifetime, she has finished in-the-money in 25 of 31 starts. She is owned by Val D’Or Farms of Freehold, NJ; Ted Gewertz of New York City; Rojan Stables of Wilmington, DE and Michael Ouriel of Webster, NY.
Rock N Roll Heaven, who is by Rocknroll Hanover and out of Artistic Vision, stands for a 2016 fee of $6,500 at Deo Volente Farms.