Keyword: Rock of Gibraltar

  • Alboran Sea Provides De Kock Milestone Win

    Top-class sophomore filly Alboran Sea narrowly prevailed over her older male rival Captain Of All in a nail-biting finish to the Cape Flying Championship (SAf-I) Jan. 24 at Kenilworth.

  • Rock of Gibraltar

    Rock of Gibraltar Gets 100th Stakes Winner

    Offspring of Coolmore's Rock of Gibraltar have been on a roll recently; three group winners from May 24-June 1 pushed him past a major milestone that little more than 50 other stallions have achieved.

  • Jacqueline Quest topped the third day of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale at 600,000 guineas.

    Rises Across The Board At Tattersalls

    Gross, average, and median were all up significantly on day three of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale, continuing the upward trend since the auction began.

  • Society Rock rolls to an upset in the Golden Jubilee Stakes. 
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    'Society' Rocks Golden Jubilee Field at 25-1

    Society Rock, who had to settle for second last year behind Starspangledbanner, went one better this time around as he came with a late surge to capture the $646,056 Golden Jubilee Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot June 18.

  • Rock of Gibraltar Colt Tops Japan Sale

    A Rock of Gibraltar colt brought 145 million yen (approximately $1,567,161) July 13 to top the Japanese Racing Horse Association yearling sale, which turned in a solid performance at the Northern Horse Park on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.

  • Great Pyramid to France

    Great Pyramid, a full brother to 2002 Cartier Award winner Rock of Gibraltar, has been moved to Basheer Kielany's farm in France.

  • Eagle Mountain, at left, wins Hong Kong's richest race, the HK $20M Hong Kong Cup.

    Eagle Mountain Soars in Hong Kong Cup

    Eagle Mountain emerged a comfortable winner of the Dec. 14 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup (HK-I) at Sha Tin, a race that will also be remembered for tales of what might have been.

  • South African De Kock Tries Luck in Cup

    Mike de Kock, the internationally renowned trainer of Eagle Mountain, breaks new ground for the Breeders' Cup World Championships when he becomes the first South African to compete in the event. Eagle Mountain runs in the $3 million Emirates Airline Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Oct. 25.

  • Sweeter Still outlasts Magical Fantasy in the Senorita (gr. IIIT) May 10 at Hollywood Park.

    Sweeter Still Gains Nod in Senorita

    In spite of drifting out a couple of paths from mid-stretch to the wire, favored Sweeter Still won the $109,800 Senorita Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Hollywood Park turf by a nose over Magical Fantasy. Stewards, following a lengthy inquiry, decided against making a change in the order of finish.

  • EI Inquiry: Five Horses Not Checked

    Inquiry reveals that five stallions being shipped from Japan to Australia were not checked when they arrive in Sydney because the plan had stopped in Melbourne first. One of the five stallions, Black Hawk, didn't even make it to Sydney even though the health certificate indicated the stallion should have been on board.

  • Rock of Gibraltar Colt Tops Auction

    A colt by Rock of Gibraltar was easily the top lot when he brought 240,000 euros (about $355,000) at the Nov. 21 penultimate session of the Goffs November foal sale in Ireland.

  • Rock of Gibraltar to Return to Coolmore in Ireland

    Coolmore Stud has decided to return international champion Rock of Gibraltar to Ireland, a year after he was sent to Shizunai Stallion Station under a lease agreement with the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association,

  • Rock of Gibraltar Colt Tops Easter Sale's Second Session

    Premier Australian trainer Gai Waterhouse spent $3million (U.S. $2,476,000) for a handsome half-brother to European superstar Holy Roman Emperor during the second session of William Inglis & Son's Australian Easter yearling sale Wednesday night in Sydney.

  • Rock of Gibraltar to Stand in Japan

    Coolmore Stud stallion Rock of Gibraltar, Cartier Horse of the Year in 2002, will stand the 2007 breeding season in Japan.

  • Momentum Slows at Magic Millions Sale

    The momentum slowed, only just enough for everyone to catch their collective breaths, but still earnest bidding highlighted day 4 on a balmy Sunday at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale in Australia.

  • Weanling Rock of Gibraltar Colt Establishes National Sale Mark

    Anton Koolman, a bloodstock agent renowned for his purchases of Australian Thoroughbreds that end up racing with distinction in Hong Kong, created a Magic Millions National weanling sale record when he went to Aus$250,000 for a son of unproven sire Rock of Gibraltar Sunday in Australia.

  • Darley Sires Battered in Sydney Weanling Sale

    Spin is an interesting exercise. For example, some will look at the results of Sunday's Australian 2005 select weanling sale conducted at Newmarket in Sydney, and say it was a successful sale.

  • Rock of Gibraltar, at center of dispute between John Magnier and Alex Ferguson.

    Ferguson, Magnier Resolve Rock Of Gibraltar Dispute

    The protracted dispute over the ownership of stallion Rock Of Gibraltar between John Magnier, who heads one of the world's most powerful bloodstock empires in Coolmore, and Manchester United soccer manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been settled.

  • Disagreement Over Ownership of Rock of Gibraltar Sparks Feud

    John Magnier of Coolmore Stud and Sir Alex Ferguson shared uncommon enjoyment together when Rock of Gibraltar was winning group I races one after another, but now the relation has taken a down turn over the champion racehorse's stallion career.