Rock and Roll was retired with 10 wins from 38 starts and earnings of $708,557, most it for Madeleine Paulson and Jenny Craig, who bought the son of Cure the Blues prior to the 1998 Kentucky Derby (gr. I). Bred by Josephine Abercrombie's Pin Oak Stud, Rock and Roll initially raced for Rene Dar Farm.Rock and Roll's dam, Secret's Halo (by Halo), is a half-sister to Halo's grade I stakes-winning grandson Irgun. Rock and Roll is owned by partnership that includes Hartley/De Renzo Walmac South, He is being syndicated and will stand for $3,500 live foal.
Rock and Roll, who owns the highest Beyer Speed Figure for 3-year-olds of 1998, will enter stud at Michael and Debra Lischin's Dutchess Views Farm near Pine Plains, N.Y.Rock and Roll recorded a 121 Beyer in a 14-length allowance win when he set a track mark of 1:39.51 for 1 1/16 miles at Belmont Park in June of 1998. Later that year, he captured the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II).The following year, Rock and Roll took the Churchill Downs Handicap (gr. II) and A.P. Indy Stakes, and later added the 2001 Cryptoclearance Stakes to his stakes-winning resume. Rock and Roll placed in 11 stakes, five of which were graded.