King Of Swing


2014 – BAY HORSE – 16 HANDS


ROCKNROLL HANOVER USA – TWIST AND TWIRL NZ (ARTSPLACE USA)

$3,390,546 – 1:47.9

82 Starts – 44 Wins – 18 Placings

  • 3 Time Miracle Mile Winner – First Horse in History
  • 2 Time Hunter Cup Winner – First Horse in History to win 2 Hunter Cups & 3 Miracle Miles
  • Dual Australian Grand Circuit Champion
  • Dual NSW Horse of the Year
  • 11 time Group One winner
  • 19 time Group Race winner
  • Group One Winner as a 2,3,5,6 & 7 Year Old
  • Sub 1:50 mile rate 11 times
  • Unbeaten in 12 starts over the mile at Menangle
  • Track record holder
  • Undefeated in his last season of racing
  • Breeders Crown winner at 2
  • WA Derby at 3
  • Out of NZ Broodmare of the Year Twist and Twirl
  • Richest son of the champion super sire Rocknroll Hanover

2022 Miracle Mile 

AUS $8800 (inc. GST) 

NZ $8000 (plus GST) 

Pay on 42 day positive test. **Colonial Stallion Rebate of $500 Eligible 

Eligible: NSW Breeders Challenge, Breeders Crown, Bathurst Gold Crown, True Blue Bonus (Owner) & NSW Breeders Challenge Bonuses (Owner & Breeder), Vicbred*, QBred*, WABred*, TASBred* & Southern Cross*. (* please check full eligibility conditions with respective states) NSW FOALS ELIGIBLE FOR $9,500 & OTHER FOALS $6,500 IN BONUSES PLUS PRIZEMONEY (for 1st win in NSW)

Overview


    2022 Hunter Cup 


    2022 Allied Express Sprint 


    Track Record at Newcastle 


    After his third Miracle Mile win, King Of Swing advancing his earnings over the three-million-dollar mark – a triple millionaire – making him the richest son of the champion sire, Rocknroll Hanover USA.

    King Of Swing is sired by the supersire Rocknroll Hanover USA, whose total progeny earnings is in excess of sixty-eight million dollars. Rocknroll Hanover’s stats speak from themselves and he needs no real introduction. He has sired many champion racehorses and now proven stallions as well such as Rocknroll Heaven who is bred on the same cross as with an Artsplace broodmare.

    The champion racehorse’s mother, Twist And Twirl NZ was named 2021 Pacing Broodmare of the Year primarily as a result of the efforts of her Australian based Rocknroll Hanover entire King Of Swing and her Bettors Delight three year old filly Bettor Twist NZ – who also was named three year old Pacing Filly of Year and Pacer of Year at NZ Harness Racing Awards.

    Twist and Twirl NZ was a handy racemare herself: TWIST AND TWIRL NZ (2008f Artsplace/Giveitawhirlgirl; Jessie Pepper, U4) : five NZ (three Alexandra Park, one Addington), 1:59.3, $234,095, two VIC (Melton/Bendigo) wins, 1:55.9AUS, $49,163, GN Oaks, NZSS – 3f; dam of five live foals, four have raced for three winners, all in sub 1:57, one in 1:48.0. Bred by Breckon Bloodstock and all her foals bred by Breckon Farms Ltd.

    The crowned 2020 and 2021 Australian Grand Circuit Champion King Of Swing’s career stats certainly put him up with the all-time Down Under greats. His prize money of $A3,390,546 put him fifth on the all-time earners’ list for Down Under pacers behind: Blacks A Fake ($A4,575,438), Im Themightyquinn ($A4,567,456), Lazarus ($A4,125,988) and Smoken Up ($A3,607,985).

    The dual NSW Horse of the Year, King Of Swing won Group One races from the age of two when he won the Breeders Crown final, to the age of seven winning his third Miracle Mile. He won the Group One Breeders Crown 2YO Colts and Geldings for his former NZ trainer Ray Green. He continued to be a dominant juvenile winning the Group One WA Derby for Gary Hall Sr before adding another nine Group One victories in the care of Craig Cross, Belinda and Luke McCarthy.

    As a seven-year-old, King Of Swing became the first pacer in history to win three Miracle Miles – he won them consecutively – in the fifty-five-year history of Australia‘s greatest speed test. King Of Swing is one of eight pacers to have won the Miracle Mile twice, but none have saluted three times. And his third Miracle Mile win kept his unbeaten record over a mile at Menangle intact as he was unbeaten in twelve runs over a mile, five of them at Group One level. King Of Swing stands alone as one of the best milers seen in Australia.

    King Of Swing’s career was one that re-wrote history, including eleven Group Ones and eight other Group races wins, eleven sub 1:50 times, winner of eleven races at Gloucester Park, eighteen wins at Menangle, three at Albion Park and three at Melton of which are major metropolitan tracks in Australia. Ending his racing career on a massive high he left the racetrack undefeated in his last four race starts, three that were at Group One level – the Del-Re A G Hunter Cup, the Allied Express Sprint and the Miracle Mile. A career best mile rate of 1:47.9, which he broke his own “PB” by 0.1 of a second on his second ever last race start taking victory in the Group One Allied Express Sprint. It was the performance of a champion and the fact he had to overcome adversity to do so, with an unsuccessful early speed burn and then sitting parked for the trip to pull through with the win. It was the win that helped him stamp himself as a true champion.

    King Of Swing achieved yet another moment of glory in a celebrated career when he won the Del-Re A. G. Hunter Cup for the second time. Becoming the first pacer in history to win two Hunter Cups and three Miracle Miles. The Hunter Cup is run over 2760m and is proven to be a real stayers test, King Of Swing has shown his versatility by outstaying his rivals and bringing home the trophy on two occasions.

    King Of Swing also holds the Track Record at Newcastle from his only race start there. King remained unbeaten in the three rounds of heats when smashing the track record at Newcastle in the last of the 2021 Inter Dominion qualifiers. He stopped the clock in 1:51.5 in the 2030m event proving that he wasn’t just a ‘miler’. 

    King Of Swing raced in an open bridle, snaffle bit and just knee boots. “This is one of my favourite horses of all time – he’s big, he’s strong, he’s so good gaited. He’s just done such an amazing job,” driver Luke McCarthy.

    King Of Swing retired from the racetrack completely sound with no injuries.


    “The standout highlights about King Of Swing is just his presence, he is a remarkable looking horse. When you see horses like him come on to the racetrack with that sort of presence that he possesses, he captures the imagination straight away and the fact that he can back up the looks that he has – it makes it all that more exciting. His races have been breathtaking because he is such an equine powerhouse, he is not a small horse and has a big frame and motor to boot. He is a special talent, there is no doubt about it. He is so adaptable, he is great on the front end and when he leads most of the time, he is almost unbeatable to get past, he is just such a great front runner and he has also proved that he can come from behind.”

     The voice of Queensland harness racing, Chris Barsby.


    Race Record

    His overall career stats are : 82 starts, 44 – 11 – 7, (50%+ win ratio), $3,390,546 , 1:47.9

     

    Season by season performances have included :

     

    2YO (16/17)  – $208,721 – 10 starts – 5 Wins –  *G1 Breeders Crown

     

    3YO (17/18) – $183,856 – 13 starts – 7 wins – *G1 Western Australia Derby

     

    4YO (18/19) –  $78,517 – 23 starts – 7 wins –  Winner of six races at Gloucester Park and one at Pinjarra from twenty three starts

     

    5YO (19/20) – $1,130,100 – 13 starts – 10 wins – *G1 Miracle Mile and prelude G1 Allied Express Sprint, G1 Hunter Cup, G1 Blacks A Fake, G3 Kevin Robinson Memorial and several Menangle FFA’s; second Victoria Cup; thirds York/Media Guild Cups

     

    6YO (2021) – $871,870 – 16 starts – 11 wins – G1 Miracle Mile, G1 Schweppes Sprint, Lucky Creed, G3 Mr Feelgood, three ID heats and several Menangle FFA’s; second Sunshine Sprint; third Hunter Cup & Blacks A Fake

     

    7YO (2022) –$900,300 – undefeated – G1 Miracle Mile, G1 Hunter Cup, G1 Allied Express Sprint, Menangle FFA

    Ultimate Crosses

    King Of Swing is clearly Rocknroll Hanover’s richest and greatest race track performing son and he has the extreme advantage of being out of the very special U4 Artsplace mare Twist And Twirl.

    Many astute breeders believe King Of Swing is the most exciting stallion prospect the Southern Hemisphere has ever produced and broodmare owners are now invited to be a part of this incredible opportunity. Only 150 mares will be able to take full advantage of what this astonishing young sire can do for your cherished broodmare band.

    Rocknroll Hanover had such a powerful and positive impact on so many daughters of broodmare sires available here in the Southern Hemisphere. King Of Swing should also be given the opportunity to be matched with these types of mares, some clear examples of these are:

    Put On A Show $2,459,903 out of a Artsplace mare.

    Boston Red Socks $1,486,357 out of a McArdle mare.

    Nickie Bag $1,241,230 out of a Four Starzzz Shark mare.

    Scott Rocks $1,137,687 out of a Blissful Hall mare.

    Simply Business $1,030,128 out of a Presidential Ball mare.

    Other outstanding race track performers / breeding results have come from mares by:

    Allamerican Ingot, Armbro Operative,  Artiscape, Ball And Chain, Bettors Delight, Christian Cullen, Fake Left, Falcon Seelster, Grinfromeartoear, Holmes Hanover, In The Pocket, Jennas Beach Boy, Life Sign, Mach Three, New York Motoring, Panorama, Parsons Den, Perfect Art, Real Desire, Safely Kept,  Sands A Flyin, Stonebridge Scooter, The Ponderosa, Troublemaker, Vance Hanover and etc..

    Meadow Skipper line stallions progeny account for 8 of the 10 greatest ever horses seen on a race track and the siring record of those stallions out of Artsplace mares is nothing short of staggering.

    With the above in mind, this means King Of Swing is bred on exactly the same record breaking cross that this sport has ever witnessed – Meadow Skipper line sired over an Artsplace mare. Folied Again “The Richest Racehorse Of All Time“ and winner of an incredible $7,635,588 also shares this all conquering mix of the very best blood that this sport has to offer – thankfully it’s the same blood that King Of Swing has flowing through his veins.

    Some random and real examples of these Meadow Skipper line Stallions that are out of Artsplace mares’ progeny (and what mares owners should be seriously looking at for King Of Swing are):

    Terror To Love ( Live Or Die – Mare) $2,377,125

    Perfect Sting ( Bettors Delight – Mare ) $1,861,447

    Western Silk ( Jennas Beach Boy – Mare) $1,729,708

    Shacked Up ( Falcon Seelster – Mare ) $1,466,978

    Up The Credit ( Pacific Rocket – Mare ) $1,337,793

    Agent Q ( Real Desire – Mare) $1,292,415

    Control The Moment ( Life Sign – Mare) $1,227,832

    Code Word ( Northern Luck – Mare) $1,090,136

    Owners of Art Major and Perfect Art mares should have King Of Swing at the very top of their stallion options for 2023.

    Of Art Major’s Top 35 broodmare credits, a staggering 27 are by Meadow Skipper line stallions just like King Of Swing.

    The same can be said about the following:

    Albert Albert Mares 9 of the top 10 are by stallions like King Of Swing

    Armbro Operative Mares 4 of the top 5 are by stallions like King Of Swing

    Artsplace Mares 9 of the top 10 are by stallions like King Of Swing

    Christian Cullen Mares 24 of the top 25 are by stallions on the Meadow Skipper line

    Courage Under Fire Mares 4 of the top 5 are by stallions like King Of Swing

    Fake Left Mares have been a smash hit with Hanover himself, Foreclosure winner of $807,746 is a great example down here.

    Grinfromeartoear Mares 8 of the top 10 are by stallions just like King Of Swing.

    We hold the view that King Of Swing has the potential to be a sire just like his father that can really lift the mares prospects of leaving a true super star of the sport.

    As one leading breeder has stated: “King Of Swing  was mentally very laid back but physically very strong, fast and extremely tough. I can see how King Of Swing has the ability to lift the Australian breeding industry”. If you are a mare owner by the following  broodmare sires do yourself a favor and consider this exceptional young stallion:

    Aces N Sevens, Albert Albert, Alta Christiano, Always B Miki, Always A Virgin, American Ideal, Armbro Operative,  Art Major, Art Official, Artesian, Artiscape, Artistic Fella, Artsplace, Auckland Reactor, Badlands Hanover, Beach Towel, Betterthancheddar, Bettors Delight, Blissful Hall, Cammibest, Camtastic,  Captaintreacherous, Changeover, Christian Cullen, Courage Under Fire, Dawn Ofa New Day, Die Laughing, D M Dilinger, Dream Away, Elsu, Fake Left, Falcon Seelster, Flightpath, Fly Like An Eagle, Follow The Stars, Gotta Go Cullect, Grinfromeartoear, Hes Watching, Holmes Hanover, Hurrikane Kingcole, Iflhadyourluck, In The Pocket, Island Fantasy, Jennas Beach Boy, Jet Laag, Jeremes Jet, Kennith J, Life Sign, Lis Mara, Live Or Die, Mach Three, Major In Art, McArdle, Metropolitan, Million Dollar Cam, Mister Big, Modern Art, Mr Aviator, Mr Feelgood, Northern Luck, Ok Bye, P B Bullville, Pacific Fella, Pacific Rocket, Panorama, Passmaster Hanover, Perfect Art, Pet Rock, P Forty Seven, Ponder, Precious Bunny, Presidential Ball, Real Desire, Rich And Spoilt, Riverboat King, Robin Hood, Rob Roy Mattgregor, Rock N Roll Heaven, Roll With Joe, Royal Mattjesty, Safely Kept, Safari, Shadow Play, Shadyshark Hanover, Santanna Blue Chip,  Shoobees Place, Speed King, Sportswriter, Somebeachsomewhere, Sunshine Beach, Sweet Lou, Tell All, Tinted Cloud, Tintin In America, Tiz A Masterpiece, Troublemaker, Union Guy, Village Jasper, Village Jolt, Warrawee Needy, Washington VC , We Will See, Well Said, Western Terror just to name a few.

    Line Breeding

    Many of the best performed horses world wide are linebred. For information and explanations about linebreeding click here.

    Based on linebreeding King Of Swing best matches the following broodmares are:

    DAMSBY

    COMMENT

    RED RIVER HANOVER

    ULTIMATE CROSS

    RIGHTEOUS HANOVER

    ULTIMATE CROSS

    RUSTLER HANOVER

    ULTIMATE CROSS

    ADVANCE ATTACK

    ALWAYS A VIRGIN

    AMERICAN IDEAL

    ARMBRO DEUCE

    ART ATTACK

    ART COLONY

    ARTMAJOR

    ARTISCAPE

    ARTSPEAK

    ASTREOS

    BIG JIM

    CHANGEOVER

    CHRISTIAN CULLEN

    CONTROL THE MOMENT

    COURAGE UNDER FIRE

    DAWN OFA NEW DAY

    DAY IN A LIFE

    DR DREW

    DREAM AWAY

    EXTREME THREE

    FLIGHT N IRISH

    FLIGHTPATH

    FRANCO TERMINATOR

    FULLY LOADED

    GOLD DUST BEACH

    GRINFROMEARTOEAR

    GUARANTEED

    I AM A FOOL

    ISLAND FANTASY

    JULIUS CAESAR

    LOTSA CLOUT

    LUCK BE WITHYOU

    MACH THREE

    MATTGILLA GORILLA

    METROPOLITAN

    MODERN ART

    MR FEELGOOD

    P FORTY SEVEN

    PANPACIFICFLIGHT

    PARTYWITHTHEBIGDOG

    PEACE OF ART

    PERFECT ART

    PERFECT UNION

    PERUVIAN HANOVER

    PONDER

    REAL DESIRE

    ROB ROY MATTGREGOR

    SANTASTICS PAN

    SHADOW PLAY

    SHOOBEES PLACE

    SOUTH PARK HANOVER

    STRONG LIFE

    TERROR TO LOVE

    THE GLOBE

    TIGER WOODS

    TINTED CLOUD

    TOWN CHAMPION

    VINTAGE MASTER

    GRAND DAMS BY

    COMMENT

    WESTERN IDEAL

    ULTIMATE CROSS

    ARTSPLACE

    ULTIMATE CROSS

    out of RICH AND ELEGANT

    ULTIMATE CROSS

    ALLAMERICAN INGOT

    BADLANDS HANOVER

    BARNETT HANOVER

    CAMLACH

    JEREMES JET

    LONESTAR LEGEND

    THE PANDEROSA

    TIZ A MASTERPIECE

    TOTALLY WESTERN

    UNION GUY

    WE WILL SEE

    WELL SAID

    WESTERN EDITION

    WESTERN TERROR

    YANKEE SENSATION

    MAKE A DEAL

    ARMBRO INTERCEPT

    DIRECT FLIGHT

    IN THE POCKET

    KIWI ALMAHURST

    MATTS SCOOTER

    OK BYE

    STONERIDGE SCOOTER

    WRH

    AS PROMISED

    BOND STREET

    CHILL FACTOR

    CROUCH

    GOLDEN GREEK

    LAAG

    LIFE SIGN

    ORGANE SOVEREIGN

    PANORAMA

    SPORTSMATER

    THE WRATH OF PAN

    TOPNOTCHER

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