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Sunline's Rock Of Gibraltar Filly Named And Ready
For Sunline's legions of fans who have patiently waited to see her offspring race, the wait might soon be over. According to nzthoroughbredfocus, "The first foal of champion racemare Sunline has a name, with confirmation that her 2YO filly by Rock Of Gibraltar has been registered as Sunstrike." Already the winner of a trial at Pukekohe earlier this month, "the likelihood now is that she will go directly to the races", however Steven McKee, who co-trained the champion racemare with his father Trevor, noted: "She's still got some growing to do and I'd like to think she'll have most of that done before the big races come up in the spring. I haven't worked out exactly where she might kick off and we won't be going to the races just for the sake of it, but at this stage she's not far away from a start." Sunline's Zabeel colt sold for NZ$2 million at this year's NZB Premier Sale at Karaka.