Rock Hard Ten
(foaled April 5, 2001 in Kentucky
) is an American thoroughbred Stallion racehorse
. Co-owned and bred by the widow of prominent horseman Allen E. Paulson
, the bay horse stands at 17 hands
. He was sired by the great Kris S.
, out of the Mr. Prospector
Rock Hard Ten did not have enough graded stakes race earnings to qualify for the Kentucky Derby but was second to Smarty Jones in the 2004 Preakness Stakes. Out of 11 starts, the grandson of Epsom Derby winner Roberto won 7, placed once, and came in third once.
As of 2007, Rock Hard Ten currently stands at stud at Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Kentucky for $50,000 live foal.