An article from harnessracing.com docmenting Rock N Roll heaven’s historic win:
Rock N Roll Heaven gave driver Daniel Dube, trainer Bruce Saunders and owner Frank Bellino their first-ever Little Brown Jug victory on a sun-drenched and hot Thursday afternoon at the Delaware, Ohio County Fairgrounds. Rock N Roll Heaven won the first of three eliminations for this year’s 65th renewal of the pacing classic in 1:49.2 and then came back in the decisive second heat to win in an identical clocking.In taking home $283,303 of the total purse of $604,100, Rock N Roll Heaven became the first horse to pace two sub-1:50 miles on the same day.“I think he could have another trip the way he is; he’s so relaxed and recovers so quick,” Dube said after the second-heat victory. “It is so great and tough to explain. It’s just a great feeling.”Rock N Roll Heaven drew post two between fellow elim winners Classic Rock Nroll and I’m Gorgeous. It was Andy Miller who sent I’m Gorgeous to the lead out of the gate but the front was short lived as Dube quickly moved Rock N Roll Heaven to the top by the :27.1 quarter.Rock N Roll Heaven then cruised to a :55.3 half and 1:23 three-quarters and turning for home it appeared the only question to be answered was the margin at the finish line. Crossing the wire, Rock N Roll Heaven had a 2 1/4-length advantage of I’m Gorgeous. Razzle Dazzle, who made a first-over rally for David Miller down the backstretch the second time, finished third.A son of Rocknroll Hanover, Rock N Roll Heaven now has nine wins in 2010. He came to Ohio having last raced in a pari-mutuel contest Aug. 22 at Harrah’s Chester when he won the $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine. Earlier this year he had a tough and narrow loss in the $1 million Meadowlands Pace. With Thursday’s two victories, Rock N Roll Heaven has seasonal earnings of more than $1.2 million.