Rockin Image and Always a Virgin, who both stand at stud at Victory Hill Farm, are closing in on another great year as sires. Rockin Image is ranked eighth on the Leading Money Winning Sires in 2019 for pacers while Always a Virgin is ranked ninth in North America.
A son of Rocknroll Hanover, Rockin Image completed his racing career with a mark of 1:48.2 and earnings of more than $900,000. He has passed that speed onto his foals and has had 285 starters of all ages from 577 foals this year with purse earnings in excess of $7.6 million. Standouts this season for Rockin Image have been two-year-olds Odds on Osiris and Priceless, both Indiana Sires Stakes Super Finals champs. With 69 two-year-old starters from 105 foals, he is ranked fifth on the list of leading sires for freshman pacers this season.
Always a Virgin has recorded 276 starters from 690 foals of all ages this season with earnings of nearly $7.5 million. The Western Ideal stallion, who took a mark of 1:48.4 and accumulated earnings of more than $1.1 million during his racing career, has also had a good showing this year in the freshman ranks. His standout two-year-olds for 2019 are Always and Again, who took a mark of 1:52.4, and the fastest two-year-old this year Seventimesacharm, who took a mark of 1:51.1 and just missed earning $100,000 during her first year of racing.