I’m Dougal Rocks
During the Summer of 2021, on Micky’s strong recommendation, we decided to add this fabulously long striding son of, the up and coming, Kap Rock. Micky had had the horse around 6 months at that time and he’d shown him plenty on the gallops. So much, that Micky offered to keep a 25% share in the horse, backing the horse, not only with his time and effort, but his money too.
Kap Rock, an exciting young sire, who is a half-brother to the top-class National Hunt sire KAPGARDE. He is to become the latest French recruit to join Knockhouse Stud in Ireland.
Read the 'Racing Post Bloodstock' story on KAP ROCK here: https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/bloodstock-latest/knockhouse-stud-signs-up-national-hunt-sire-kap-rock-for-2021/470647
He took a little longer to come to hand than we first thought, this NH season, but he’s in a great place now and is thriving. Very much up to at least running well in a bumper and most probably up to winning one, he will progress significantly though, with time. Still only just turned 5yo, he’s very well related, as you can see from his pedigree, his close relatives have won any number of Graded performers over hurdles and fences, including a Kempton, King George winner no less. Over obstacles rather than bumpers, is where his real future will lie.
He’s a beautiful horse, with a great stride and head carriage. Held in quite high regard at home, he’s a fabulous NH prospect for this season and, of course, beyond.
His race entries/declarations will show on this page.
Here's a montage video of him at home: