Multiple stakes winning Rock Me Baby is on the retirement track and has been adopted by a West Point Thoroughbred partner after finishing in fifth-place at the Walter R. Cluer Memorial Stakes.

Rock Me Baby will retire with a record of 7-6-2 in 24 starts, with a total career earnings of $494,454.

“He’s such a neat horse who was was a pleasure to have in the barn these past three years,” said West Point Thoroughbreds President Terry Finley. “He didn’t debut until the end of his 3-year-old year, but proved to be worth the wait. ‘Rocky’ took his partners on a fun ride and we owe it to him to retire sound with the ability to move on to a second career. He’s been adopted by one of his partners.”

“Rock Me Baby is one of the hardest-knocking horses I’ve been around, having hit the board in 15 of 24 starts,” trainer Craig Dollase said. “His biggest win came in the 2014 California Dreamin’ Handicap at Del Mar and he came really close to becoming a graded stakes winner in the Del Mar Mile that same year. In 2013, he was beaten only three lengths in the (2013) Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) at Santa Anita.”

In 2010, Rock Me Baby was purchased by Wavertree Stables for a fee of $40,000 at the Barretts October yearling sale. West Point came to own him through a consignment sale the following year for $210,000.

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