ROCKS OFF, owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, made a brilliant winning debut at Scottsville on Sunday, 22 June. “He’s a horse that really excites me,” said Mike de Kock. Rocks Off is by Orpen (the sire of War Artist) from Lava Gold. He is a half-brother to Gold For Sale, who won the 2006 UAE Guineas from Bernard Kantor and Larry Nestadt’s Where’s That Tiger, who was trained by De Kock.
Rocks Off wins under Bernard Fayd’Herbe.
“He was bought in Argentina, selected by the Hands-On Team of Jehan Malherbe and Dr John McVeigh,” De Kock added. “He is one for our 2009 Dubai campaign, really promising!““