Rock ‘N’ Pop enjoying new surroundings

Standing his first season at Okawa Stud in Hastings, Rock ‘N’ Pop was represented by Super Oasis (NZ) winning over 1400m on Sunday in Hong Kong.

Super Oasis had raced previously as Surely Sacred in New Zealand, winning three of his eight starts including the Gr.2 Auckland Guineas (1600m) and Gr.2 Avondale Guineas (2100m) before finishing third in the GR.1 ATC Derby (2400m) at Randwick.

Group One winner Rock ‘N’ Pop was purchased out of Esker Lodge’s 2010 New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale draft for $1 million.

Formerly standing at Waikato Stud, Rock ‘N’ Pop has shown versatility in his progeny from notable five-time winning sprinter Rock ‘n’ Affair to Derby placed Surely Sacred and The Lord Mayor, winner of seven races up to 2400m and over $600,000 in prize money in Australia.

Rock ‘N’ Pop is a contented horse in his new surroundings at the historical Okawa Stud, established by the Lowry family in the early part of last century, where stud master Tom Lowry runs sheep and beef along with standing the thoroughbred stallion.

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