Spanish Sun was bred by Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms in Kentucky. She is a 3-year-old daughter of El Prado out of the Rainbow Quest mare Shining Bright.
Khalid Abdullah's homebred filly Spanish Sun seized the lead 100 yards from the wire and held off Ocean Silk by a head to win the Ribblesdale Stakes (Eng-II) at Royal Ascot Thursday.Spanish Sun was making her first start since a debut victory at Kempton last September for trainer Sir Michael Stoute. With jockey Richard Hughes in the irons, Spanish Sun completed 1 1/2 miles in 2:31.07. Ocean Silk, who suffered a troubled trip but finished well, was two lengths in front of Mezzo Soprano for second.