Keyword: Rock of Gibraltar

  • Top Mares Lined Up for Rock of Gibraltar

    Rock of Gibraltar, the son of Danehill who won a European record seven consecutive group I events, has a line up of top mares awaiting his presence at stud

  • Rock of Gibraltar, topped the International Classifications.

    Rock of Gibraltar Tops International Classifications

    Rock of Gibraltar, a finalist for Horse of the Year honors in the U.S. on the basis of a runner-up effort in the Breeders' Cup Mile, has been rated the top horse on the International Classifications released in London, England on Wednesday.

  • Baffert questions award selection process.

    Baffert Says Eclipse Awards are Flawed

    Trainer Bob Baffert, who wasn't named as a finalist for a 2002 Eclipse Award in spite of an outstanding year, said he's dismayed at the way the awards are handed out. The three-time Eclipse winner (1997-99) as top conditioner in the nation also said he feels the voting process is flawed.

  • High Chaparral, Hawk Wing to Return Next Year

    Rock of Gibraltar has been retired to stud duty, but the horse's Coolmore connections plan to campaign his well-known stablemates, Breeders' Cup Turf champion High Chaparral and Classic contender Hawk Wing, as four-year-olds.

  • Rock of Gibraltar impressed with this victory in the Prix du Moulin.

    Cartier Awards: Rock of Gibraltar is European Horse of the Year

    Alex Ferguson and Sue Magnier's Rock Of Gibraltar, who became the first horse ever to win seven consecutive group I races when taking the Prix du Moulin at Longchamp, was named Europe's Horse of the Year when the Cartier Racing Awards were presented Wednesday.

  • Rock of Gilbraltar to Stand at Coolmore

    Millionaire Rock of Gibraltar, who won a record seven consecutive European group I events and figures to be named Europe's champion miler, will enter stud in his native Ireland at John Magnier and partners' Coolmore Stud.

  • Greely to Prep Century City in Bay Meadows Derby

    The classy Irish-bred colt Century City is expected make his U.S. debut next Sunday at Bay Meadows in the $100,000 Bay Meadows Derby (gr. IIIT). Mike Smith, who won two Breeders' Cup races Saturday at Arlington Park, will ride Century City.

  • Domediver holds off late charge by favorite to take the Mile.

    Domedriver Wins Accident-Marred Mile; 'Rock' is Second

    French-based Domedriver held off a stiff challenge from 4-5 favorite Rock of Gibraltar to post a three-quarter length victory in the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I). The race was marred by the breakdown of Landseer, who broke a cannon bone shortly after the field entered the stretch.

  • Mile Longshot? Go For the Green

    Looking for a live longshot for the NetJets Breeders' Cup (gr. IT)? Look no further than Green Fee, who is listed at 50-1 on the morning line and was the last horse to draw into the 14-horse field.

  • Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien.

    Rock Hard: O'Brien Speaks Out On Gibraltar

    Aidan O'Brien, Europe's leading trainer as caretaker of the horses from the Coolmore operation at Ballydoyle, has seven horses entered for the World Thoroughbred Championships. His standout for the day lies in the form of Rock of Gibraltar in the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) -- the best "rock" to come out of Ireland since U2.

  • Aidan O'Brien cold have big day Saturday.

    O'Brien to Saddle Seven

    Top Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien gave the media more time than usual Thursday morning at Arlington, talking for nearly 20 minutes outside the quarantine barn. O'Brien will saddle seven horses Saturday in the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • European Punters Rooting for Rock of Gibraltar

    The fans and punters in England are all rooting for Rock of Gibralter in the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), but the betting shops sure aren't. Their biggest extension, by far, is on "the Rock."

  • The Mile Draw: Inside Out

    Perhaps the most important of the post position draws for the World Thoroughbred Championships is the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT). Taking into consideration the tight track configuration and a full field of 14 top-quality horses, horsemen like to draw inside to help save ground or gain a forward position

  • Aidan O'Brien Horses Arrive at Arlington

    After a 45-minute drive in rush hour traffic that normally would take 10-15 minutes, two vans carrying Aidan O'Brien's eight Breeders' Cup horses finally pulled up to the Arlington Park quarantine barn just after 6 p.m.

  • Even Jockey Wonders Where 'Rock' Will Roll

    With just days to go before the Oct. 26 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Arlington Park, the question of whether Rock Of Gibraltar would compete in the Classic or the NetJets Mile remained unanswered. Even the colt's jockey said he doesn't know.

  • A Classic Puzzler

    Welcome to the Rubic's Cube of horse races, better known as the 2002 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). Go ahead; just try to figure this one out.

  • Mile Preview: Rock on a Roll

    The Rock of Gibraltar is recognized the world over as a symbol of strength and stability. Guarding the meeting point of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, the Rock of Gibraltar's reputation is one of an impregnable fortress. While its ownership has been in dispute for centuries, it has remained in British hands since the early 1700s.

  • O'Brien Enters Big Three, Seven Others

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien has pre-entered 10 runners, including his Ballydoyle big three of Rock Of Gibraltar, High Chaparral and Hawk Wing, to the Oct. 26 World Thoroughbred Championships, ensuring strong representation for European runners at Arlington Park.

  • Mile Update (10/8): Solid Form

    There should be no doubting Rock of Gibraltar for the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) now. Any questions about the talents of the 'Rock' had to have been quickly dispelled after Sunday afternoon, when Landseer, a victim of Rock of Gibraltar once this year and once last year at two, won the Shadwell Keeneland Turf Mile Stakes (gr. IT).

  • O'Brien Fined for 'Rock' Scratch from QE II

    Aidan O'Brien was fined by stewards after the non-appearance of Rock of Gibraltar in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes yesterday. This is the statutory penalty in such circumstances – 1% of the total prize money fund.

  • O'Brien Fined for 'Rock' Scratch from QE II

    Aidan O'Brien was fined by stewards after the non-appearance of Rock of Gibraltar in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes yesterday. This is the statutory penalty in such circumstances – 1% of the total prize money fund.

  • Mile Preview (9/25): Will He or Won't He?

    In a surprise announcement on Sept. 24, it was reported that Rock of Gibraltar, who has won a record seven consecutive group I wins, may not go in Saturday's Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) at Ascot, and head straight for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

  • Rock of Gibraltar, shown winning the NetJet Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, may close out career in BC Classic.

    Rock of Gibraltar May Wait For BC Classic

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien said Monday night that Rock of Gibraltar, winner of seven consecutive group I stakes, would be withdrawn from Saturday's Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot if the ground remains firm and could close out his career in the Breeders' Cup Classic.

  • Rock of Gibraltar impressed in winning the NetJet Prix du Moulin de Longchamp.

    Mile Preview (9/12): Steady as a Rock (of Gibraltar)

    The announcement earlier this week that NetJet will sponsor the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) wasn't the biggest news concerning the World Thoroughbred Championship's grass event. Rock of Gibraltar's emphatic victory in the NetJet Prix du Moulin de Longchamp in France on Sept. 8 kept the European superstar right on target for a trip to Arlington Park.

  • European Race Report: Bug Proof

    As a virus runs through Aidan O'Brien's yard, he still manages to win the Phoenix Stakes for the fifth straight year.

  • Breeders' Cup Future Bet: Pool 2, Day 2

    Irish-bred High Chaparral (5-2) Rock of Gibraltar (9-5) are the favorites in the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf and the Breeders' Cup Mile, respectively, after the second day of wagering in Pool Two of the Breeder' Cup Future Bet. Astra and Irish-bred Golden Apples are the 5-1 co-favorites in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.

  • Breeders' Cup Future Bet Update: Day One of Pool Two

    Beat Hollow, Rock of Gibraltar and Astra are their division's respective early choices as a total of less than $8,000 was wagered on the opening day of Pool Two of the Breeders' Cup Future Bet.

  • Rock of Gibraltar registers third of three wins in three starts.

    Admirable Ascot

    Rock of Gibraltar's St. James's Palace score is the highlight of a memorable meeting.

  • Rock of Gibraltar registers third of three wins in three starts.

    Admirable Ascot

    Rock of Gibraltar's St. James's Palace score is the highlight of a memorable meeting.

  • Rock of Gibraltar Gives O'Brien A Sweep of English, French, and Irish 2,000 Guineas

    Rock of Gibraltar swept to the lead in the final furlong to easily win the Entenmann's Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) Saturday at The Curragh, giving the Aidan O'Brien-trained horse a sweep of the English and Irish Guineas. O'Brien sent out the top three finishers in Saturday's race, giving the trainer an unprecedented sweep of this year's French, English, and Irish 2,000 Guineas.

  • Johannesburg the 2001 champion begins his sprint career in the July Cup.

    O'Brien Keeps 13 Entered for July Cup

    Aidan O'Brien has entered 13 horses, including his two classic winners so far this season, Rock Of Gibraltar and Landseer, for Europe's premier sprint, the Darley July Cup (Eng-I) at Newmarket on July 11. He has also entered the horse considered by most to be an unlucky loser of the Sagitta 2000 Guineas, Hawk Wing.

  • Rock of Gibraltar Wins 2,000 Guineas; O'Brien Trainees 1-2

    Rock of Gibraltar made up for the disappointment his owner, Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, felt earlier this week when his soccer team was defeated in the Champions League semifinals with a neck-length victory in Saturday's Sagitta Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) at Newmarket.