Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs announced that on Jan. 5 Harlem Rocker will undergo a surgical procedure at Cornell University to alleviate symptoms of spinal cord compression. As a result of the surgery it is expected that Harlem Rocker will miss the 2012 breeding season.
After recovering from surgery Harlem Rocker will return to Adena Springs in Kentucky to recuperate, and will be under the care of resident veterinarian Dr. Tom Little.
Harlem Rocker, a multiple graded stakes winning son of Macho Uno out of the Lit de Justice mare Freedom Come, earned $597,649 in his racing career, highlighted by wins in the Withers (gr. III) and Prince Of Wales Stakes.
Harlem Rocker stood his first season at stud 2011 at McMahon Thoroughbreds of Saratoga. It is expected that he will return to McMahon to stand the 2013 season.