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 x Time Miracle Mile Winner – First Horse in History
  • 2 x 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 x time Group One winner
  • 19 x 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 

Multiple mare discount applies
PRICE TBA

Pay on 42 day positive test. 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

    The ULTIMATE crosses for King Of Swing are:

    Dams by American Ideal, Art Major, Christian Cullen, Mach Three, Courage Under Fire, Dream Away, Mr Feelgood, Real Desire, Shadow Play, Grinfromeartoear, Modern Art, Perfect Art, Artspeak, Always A Virgin, Dawn Ofa New Day, Vintage Master, , Shoobees Place, Rob Roy Mattgregor, Terror To Love, Changeover, Armbro Deuce & Big Jim.

    Grand Dams by Western Ideal, Artsplace, In The Pocket, Matts Scooter, Ok Bye, Life Sign, Golden Greek, Panorama, Badlands Hanover, The Panderosa, Well Said & Western Terror.

    Dams with the above and following stallions and dams in their pedigrees: Rich N Elegant, Miss Elvira, Western Hanover, Leah Almahurst, Direct Scooter, Abercrombie & Jennas Beach Boy.

    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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