Stakes-placed twice on the dirt as a 2-year-old, Rockport Dancer went on to be a winner on dirt, turf and synthetic surfaces during a 34-race campaign in which she won or placed 14 times, earning a total of $99,673. Her wins came at 5-1/2 and 6 furlongs, at Santa Anita, Turfway and Woodbine, and she also placed as far as 1-1/16 miles. We are partnering for her breeding career with our friends at Wasabi Ventures Stables after she ended her racing career on a winning note at Turfway on March 16, 2019, for Nancy & James Adams.
Rockport Dancer is by the unbeaten 2-year-old Rockport Harbor, he in turn a son of Unbridled’s Song out of a mare by Fred Hooper’s homebred product Copelan. Rockport Dancer’s dam is the Gone West daughter Andtheliviniseasy, who has also produced Rockport Dancer’s 2018 juvenile stakes-winning 3/4-sister Dancin Shoes (by Cross Traffic, another son of Unbridled’s Song). Andtheliviniseasy’s own dam is the Grade 1 winner Hedonist, herself a half-sister to Grade 2 winner and sire Seeking Daylight, and 2-year-old stakes winner Zaha — all of them out of the stakes-winning 2-year-old filly Play All Day.
Rockport Dancer’s fifth dam is Canadian Broodmare of the Year Shy Spirit, who produced Canadian Triple Crown winner Izvestia plus three other stakes winners, and who is herself a half-sister to fellow Canadian Broodmare of the Year Passing Mood, also the dam of a Canadian Triple Crown winner in With Approval, plus G1 Belmont Stakes winner Touch Gold and three additional stakes winners.
You can check out Rockport Dancer’s pedigree here.
Rockport Dancer delivered her first foal in 2020, a Maryland-bred colt by Eclipse Champion 2-year-old and proven Kentucky stallion Macho Uno (you can read why we picked him here), followed by a Jimmy Creed filly in 2021 (read here why we picked him), and another filly by Instagrand in 2022. She was bred back to Instagrand again for 2023.
Rockport Dancer wins her career finale at Turfway
Rockport Dancer’s sire, Rockport Harbor, wins the G2 Remsen
Rockport Dancer’s sire, Rockport Harbor, wins the G3 Nashua
Canadian Triple Crown winner Izvestia, from the direct female family of Rockport Dancer, wins the G2 Molson Million