The pride of Iowa, Roland N Rock, remained perfect in his career at 18 for 18 as he scored an easy win in yesterday’s Landmark Stakes at Goshen. With John Campbell in to town to drive, the son of Rocknroll Hanover won by 10 1/4 lengths in 1:56.2.
“He feels like a really good horse,” Campbell said afterward.
Owned by Duane Roland, a corn and soybean farmer from Grinell, Iowa, Roland N Rock will try much stiffer company next out when he is aimed at the elims for the Meadowlands Pace. Can he handle the next level?
“Off today, I can’t say for sure how he’ll do in a race like the Meadowlands Pace,” Campbell said. “It’s still an unknown. But I can say he’s a really good horse and I certainly think they did the right thing bringing him out here and putting him in there.”
While many of the horse’s races have come at some of the lowest levels of the sport, he did win an open stakes last year at two when capturing an American-National event at Balmoral. Before the Goshen race, his previous win came in a $1,000 race at the Eldon fair in Eldon, Iowa