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Rocket Dancer


4 year old bay gelding

Foaled:01 April 2017
Sire: Toronado
Dam: Opera Dancer
Gender: gelding
Colour: bay
Owner:Southbank Racing, S Hull & S Hollings
Breeder:Littleton Stud
OR Turf: 58
Record: Wins: 2
Flat form:52679/ 490616- 2
Purchased:Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale, October 2019


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By Toronado, Rocket Dancer was purchased at the Tattersalls Autumn Horses In Training Sale, October 2019. He won his first race at Newcastle in September 2020 to bring up a treble on the evening and become Mick Easterby's 2,400th career winner. He was a winner again in May 2021 when Joanna Mason rode him to victory in a thrilling photo finish!

Stallion reference:

TORONADO (IRE), Bay horse, 2010, by High Chaparral (IRE), out of Wana Doo (USA), by Grand Slam (USA). Jt Champion 3yr old colt in Europe in 2013. Jt Champion 3yr old miler in Europe in 2013. Won 6 races, value £754,081, at 2 to 4, from 6½ furlongs to 1 mile, Qipco Sussex Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.1, Queen Anne Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1, Champagne Stakes, Doncaster, Gr.2, Craven Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.3, Winkfield Stakes, Ascot, L, also placed second in Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, Longchamp, Gr.1, Sussex Stakes, Goodwood, Gr.1, St James's Palace Stakes, Ascot, Gr.1. Retired to Stud in 2015.

Race Wins


Equine Products In Saudi Arabia @Ramz-Al-Sharq Handicap
Distance: 1m
Course: Newcastle
Jockey: Joanna Mason


Follow At The Races On Twitter Handicap (Div II)
Distance: 1m
Course: Newcastle
Jockey: Daniel Tudhope

Three generation pedigree
bay gelding
Toronado (IRE) High Chaparral (IRE) Sadler's Wells (USA)
Kasora (IRE)
Wana Doo (USA) Grand Slam (USA)
Wedding Gift (FR)
Opera Dance Norse Dancer (IRE) Halling (USA)
River Patrol
Optaria Song

Further details
More photos here.
Full pedigree here.

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