Impressive start for Rock

One of the most talked about features of the recent Cape Premier Yearling Sale, was the popularity enjoyed by first crop sire, Seventh Rock.

The only first crop sire to be represented by a yearling who fetched over seven figures, Seventh Rock sold 15 of his 18 lots on sale (two were withdrawn). His 15 yearlings grossed R6.42 million – and averaged R428 000.

Seventh Rock’s first crop fetched up to R1.2 million – his half-sister to Jay Peg was knocked down to Mayfair Speculators for that amount.

This is an impressive achievement – as these yearlings were conceived off a stud fee of R20,000.

The Seventh Rocks were widely praised by all whom saw them – and it will be interesting to follow their progress next year.

A handsome individual, Seventh Rock has been well patronised since retiring to stud. A top-class racehorse at two and three, he has the pedigree to match his racing record.

By Danehill’s Horse of the Year, and fine sire son, Rock of Gibraltar, Seventh Rock’s first two dams are Gr1 winners.

His dam, Ruby Clipper, is one of the fastest fillies ever seen in South Africa.  She was named both Champion 2yo filly, and Champion Older Female Sprinter, and her ten wins included the Gr1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship.

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