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Rock Kingdom Wins Gr1 Epsom Handicap

Tuesday, 6th October 2009

European Horse-Of-The-Year & 7-time Gr1-winning Coolmore shuttler Rock Of Gibraltar (Danehill-Offshore Boom, by Be My Guest) added a Gr1 triumph when 4YO gelding Rock Kingdom (Rock Of Gibraltar-Happy Empress, by St Covet) scored a half-head victory in the $350,000 Gr1 Arrrowfield Stud Epsom Handicap (1600m) at Royal Randwick in Sydney. Rock Kingdom (ridden by Blake Shinn for trainer Gai Waterhouse) defeated 5YO gelding Rangirangdoo (Pentire-She Wishes, by Kenfair) & favoured 5YO entire Road To Rock (Encosta de Lago-Trewornan, by Midyan). Rock Kingdom (a $200,000 yearling consigned by Yallambee Stud at the 2007 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale) now has 6 wins & 5 placings (including September's Gr2 Theo Marks Stakes over 1400m at Rosehill, plus both March's Gr1 Rosehill Guineas over 2000m & Gr1 Randwick Guineas over 1600m, as well as January's Magic Millions Trophy over 1400m at the Gold Coast) from 14 starts for $752,350 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing.)

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