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Rock Of Gibraltar Adds US Black-Type
At Belmont in the US, 7-time Gr1-winning former shuttler Rock of Gibraltar (Danehill-Offshore Boom, by Be My Guest) added a stakes success when 4YO mare Samitar (Rock of Gibraltar-Aileen's Gift, by Rainbow Quest) scored by 1.25-lengths for trainer Chad Brown in the US$100,000 Fairy Garden Stakes (8.5 furlongs) for 3YO+, over fellow 4YO mares Baffle Me (First Samurai-Wonderously, by Awesome Again) & Free As A Bird (Hard Spun-Take the Cake, by Fly So Free). Former UK galloper Samitar took her record to 5 wins (including the Gr3 Albany Stakes at Ascot, Gr1 Irish One Thousand Guineas at The Curragh & Gr1 Garden City Stakes at Belmont) & 7 placings (including the Gr2 May Hill Stakes, Gr1 Fillies' Mile, Gr2 Lake George Stakes, Gr2 Honey Fox Stakes & Gr1 Jenny Wiley Stakes) from 17 starts for £659,330 earnings.