Sire: Trapeze Artist

Colour: Bay or Brown

Dam: Indie Rock

Sex: Colt

Age: 2

Foaled: Oct 06, 2020

Country: Australia

Trainer: Gerald Ryan & Sterling Alexiou


TRAPEZE ARTIST – Smashed Black Caviar’s Race Record in the Gr.1 T.J. Smith Stakes 1200m as a 3YO, defeating Redzel. He set new track record in the Gr.1 All Aged Stakes 1400m becoming the first 3YO in history to win the prestigious Gr.1 WFA double. He set a new track record when winning the Gr.1 Canterbury Stakes 1300m at Randwick, set record winning margin of 4.5 lengths in the Gr.1 Golden Rose 1400m defeating Merchant Navy, Pariah and Menari. Trapeze Artist was official Champion Australian 3YO of his generation and Timeform’s highest rated (126) and the winner of over $5.5m in prizemoney and the highest ever rates horse by current champion sire, SNITZEL.


INDIE ROCK is by champion sire EXCEED AND EXCEL. Exceed and Excel has produced as a broodmare sire, Group 1 winners ALIZEE, ASTERN, and PROMPT RESPONSE. He is the broodmare sire of earnings more than $106 million. INDIE ROCK has been successful in the barn producing 2 time winner Sacca, by Capitalist. INDIE ROCK is a direct descendent to 23 Stakes winners & performers including 6 Group 1 winners, ROCK OPERA, ROYAL MEETING and GULF STORM just to name a few.


Gerald Ryan was a former top jockey and has vast experience as a trainer preparing feature race winners.

Considered by most as not only one of the best trainers, but one of the best horsemen in Australia. Gerald Ryan has trained many racehorses to Group One success including TRAPEZE ARTIST (Golden Rose, TJ Smith, All Age Stakes, Canterbury Stakes), SNITZEL (Oakleigh Plate), MELITO (TJ Smith, BTC Winter Stakes), HURRICANE SKY (Blue Diamond Stakes, AJC All Aged Stakes), CLANGALANG (AJC Derby, Epson Handicap), SNITZELAND (VRC Lighting), MON MEKKI (Queensland Oaks), PAINT (Blue Diamond), ARCTIC SCENT (Caulfield Cup, Queensland Oaks) and RECURRING (ARC Railway Stakes).

Gerald Ryan has successfully trained many horses that stand at stud including TRAPEZE ARTISTSNITZEL, RUBICK, ROTHESAY and TIME OF WAR.

Gerald has won the Brisbane Trainers’ premiership, South East Trainers’ premiership (twice). He finished in the top 5 of the Melbourne trainers’ premiership on 3 occasions. Gerald has been in the top 10 of the Sydney trainers’ premiership 6 out of the past 7 years. Gerald has had 38 winners with a win strike rate of 18.4% winners this season.


Paid up for the lucrative BOBS bonus scheme, $3.5 million Golden Slipper, $1 million Golden Rose, Blue Diamond & Blue Sapphire and the Inglis race series.

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