Santa Anita Derby-G1 winner Rock Your World retires to Spendthrift

November 15, 2021

Rock Your World at Spendthrift | Autry Graham photo

G1 winner Rock Your World at Spendthrift | Autry Graham photo

Rock Your World, this year’s Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner by leading sire Candy Ride (Arg), 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 & 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 S. 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 ¼-length victory over eventual Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit in the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (G1) 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.

For more information about Rock Your World or the Share The Upside program, please contact Des, Mark, or Brian at 859-294-0030, or visit SpendthriftFarm.com. Breeders’ inspections will be conducted for all stallions from Nov. 16-19 at 1-3pm daily.