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Rock Of Gibraltar Adds South Africa Gr2

Monday, 6th December 2010

European Horse-Of-The-Year & 7-time Gr1-winning Coolmore shuttler Rock Of Gibraltar (Danehill-Offshore Boom, by Be My Guest) added a South African group success when Irish-bred 4YO mare Gibraltar Blue (Rock Of Gibraltar-Holly Blue, by Bluebird) scored a 0.25-length victory in the R300,000 (A$44,000) Gr2 Ipi Tombe Challenge (1600m) for fillies & mares at Turffontein. Gibraltar Blue (ridden by Anton Marcus for trainer Mike de Kock) defeated fellow 4YO mares Jet Trail (Jet Master-Azabu Park, by Bletchley Park) & Australian-bred Queen Mira (Danehill Dancer-Celtic Queen, by Sadler's Wells). Gibraltar Blue now has 6 wins (also including November's Listed Gardenia Handicap over 1000m at Turffontein & May's Gr2 Fillies Guineas over 1600m at Greyville) & 2 placings (including May's Gr1 South African Fillies Sprint over 1200m at Scottsville) from 9 starts.

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