Spendthrift Farm’s Rock Your World, the 2021 Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby winner by Candy Ride (Arg), sired his first reported foal on Jan. 9 when a filly was born at Diana Shoop’s Gemstone Farm in Lexington, Ky.
Bred by Mark and Allison Menscer’s Post Rock Farm, the bay filly is the first foal out of the American Pharoah mare Mrs. O’Connell.
“We are thrilled with the filly,” said Mark Menscer. “She looks like Rock Your World. He stamped her out. She has tremendous bone and a lot of substance. We couldn’t be happier, especially being the first effort out of the mare.”
Rock Your World began his promising racing career in California with three straight wins including a 4 1/4-length victory over Medina Spirit in the prestigious Santa Anita Derby, making him a favorite for the 2021 Kentucky Derby.
Campaigned by Hronis Racing, Talla Racing and trainer John Sadler, the son of leading sire Candy Ride is out of the multiple stakes-winning Empire Maker mare Charm the Maker. Rock Your World’s first three dams are all multiple stakes winners or graded stakes winners.
An earner of $612,100, Rock Your World is set to stand his second season at stud for a fee of $10,000 S&N.
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