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Harlem Rocker, Mast Track & Plan Join

Harlem Rocker, photo courtesy Adena Springs

Three new Adena Springs stallions have joined TrueNicks. The new recruits include graded winner and Canadian classic winner Harlem Rocker, Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) winner Mast Track, and group winner Plan.

Harlem Rocker (TrueNicks,SRO) is a son of Adena's champion two-year-old colt Macho Uno. His dam is the stakes-placed Lit de Justice mare Freedom Come, herself a half sister to Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) winner Boomzeeboom. A debut winner at Gulfstream Park going seven furlongs and an allowance winner a one mile, Harlem Rocker took his record to three-for-three when capturing the Withers (gr. III) at Aqueduct. The Ontario-bred colt then ventured home to take the Prince Of Wales Stakes, the middle jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown. Harlem Rocker was a good fourth to Colonel John in the Travers Stakes (gr. I) before finishing first in the Cigar Mile (gr. I), only to be placed second due to interference. Harlem Rocker will stand for a fee of $3,500, stands and nurses, at Adena Springs at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds.

Grade I winner Mast Track (TrueNicks,SRO) retires to Adena Springs Canada. The son of Mizzen Mast won $928,835 on the track, with wins including the Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) and Native Diver Handicap (gr. III). He also placed in the Pacific Classic (gr. I) and San Diego Handicap (gr. II). Out of the group-placed Homme de Loi mare Nawal, Mast Track is a half brother to the grade II-placed filly Sagitta Ra. The chiefly French family includes group winner and multiple group I-placed Kenbu. Mast Track will stand at Adena Springs Canada for a fee of $2,500 (Canadian funds), stands and nurses.

Plan (TrueNicks,SRO) is a son of Storm Cat and Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) winner Spain. Beginning his racing career in Ireland, two-year-old Plan impressively won his maiden by five lengths, warranting a tilt at the English 2,000 Guineas (gr. I) in only his third career start. Later that season, Plan won the Keeneland International Stakes (gr. III) at The Curragh over nine furlongs before venturing stateside for the Secretariat Stakes (gr. I), where he was second to Winchester, now a three-time grade I winner. The mating that produced Plan creates interesting 2 x 4 inbreeding to English and Irish champion two-year-old Storm Bird. As the son of $3.5 million-earning Spain, Plan is a half brother to group I-placed Dreamtheimpossible. Retiring to Adena Springs Kentucky, Plan's fee is $5,000, stands and nurses.

The entire Adena Springs roster is as follows:

Adena Springs Kentucky

Adena Springs Canada

Adena Springs at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds

California (Magali Farms)

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