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Upon This Rock Wins Dark Jewel Classic

Monday, 21st May 2012

Coolmore's multiple Gr1-winning Australian-bred stallion & former Australian Champion 2nd-Season Sire Fastnet Rock (Danehill-Piccadilly Circus, by Royal Academy) added a black-type success (& 31st individual stakes-winner) when 4YO mare Upon This Rock (Fastnet Rock-Joleur, by Bite The Bullet) scored a 0.75-length victory in the $200,000 Listed Coolmore Dark Jewel Classic (1400m) for fillies & mares at Scone in the NSW Hunter Valley. Upon This Rock (ridden by Kathy O'Hara for trainer Gai Waterhouse) defeated favoured 5YO mare Shannara (Octagonal-Shadea, by Straight Strike) & fellow 4YO mare Rose Of Peace (Hussonet-Rose O' War, by Danehill). Upon This Rock (a $225,000 yearling consigned by Willow Park at the 2009 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale) took her record to 5 wins & 10 placings from 24 starts for $337,940 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at Arion Pedigrees.)

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