Rock Of Gibraltar was a World Champion racehorse.
He was a dual Gr.1 winning juvenile and then 5-time Gr.1 winning 3-year-old resulting in him becoming the first horse ever to win 7 consecutive Gr.1’s in the Northern Hemisphere breaking Mill Reef’s 30-year-old record.
‘The Rock’ is from the family of Champion sire Riverman.
He is the sire of over 100 SW’s worldwide including Gr.1 winners Prince Gibraltar, Samitar, Society Rock, Mount Nelson, Diamondrella, Varenar, Eagle Mountain and Alboran Sea, Gr.2 winners Kitty Matcham, Ajaxana, Raydara, Jessy Belle and Gibraltar Blue and Gr.3 winners Yellowstone, Genuine Devotion, Sweeter Still, Rock of Rochelle, Theann, Utrecht, Unilateral, Jallota, Wordless and High Rock.
July 11, 2017
David O’Meara sent out Lincoln Rocks (4f Rock Of Gibraltar-Redskin Dancer, by Namid) to become another black-type winner for Rock… View Article
May 21, 2017
The durable Texas Rocks (6g Rock Of Gibraltar-Vestavia, by Alhaarth) saw off some high-class rivals to take the Listed Owenstown… View Article
November 5, 2016
Talented mare Jessy Belle (6m Rock of Gibraltar x Unconditional Love, by Elusive Quality) has taken her own good time… View Article
October 10, 2016
Blue-blooded Wordless (4f Rock Of Gibraltar-Holy Moon, by Hernando) brought more Group-race glory for Rock Of Gibraltar in Milan on… View Article
September 8, 2016
Jallota (5g Rock Of Gibraltar-Lady Lahar, by Fraam) fought off 13 rivals to give Rock Of Gibraltar another Group-race success… View Article
September 4, 2016
The $78,800 Steve Pini Memorial Stakes at Suffolk Downs on the weekend was won by Irish bred mare Sea Coast… View Article
August 7, 2016
Miss Infinity (2f Rock Of Gibraltar-Muravka, by High Chaparral) made a successful foray from Mark Johnston’s Middleham stable to France… View Article
October 26, 2015
Last season’s German 1,000 Guineas heroine Ajaxana (4f Rock Of Gibraltar-Arlekinada, by Lycius) looked at her very best on Sunday… View Article
Rock of Gibraltar has over 120 black-type horses in the northern hemisphere. The BLUSHING GROOM line has played a leading role. His record with RAINBOW QUEST mares now stands at six stakes winners from 33 foals – 18 per cent – and one of those, Samitar, won the Irish 1,000 Guineas. His demoted 1,000 Guineas winner Jacqueline Quest is out of a mare by CROCO ROUGE and he also has a 2yo Group winner out of a NASHWAN mare.
He sired Gr.1 winner Varenar from a daughter of MR PROSPECTOR and has Group winners out of MACHIAVELLIAN and LYCIUS mares. He has southern hemisphere Gr.1 winners out of WOODMAN and JADE HUNTER mares.
Rock of Gibraltar works well with the SHARPEN UP line. His Gr.1 winner Mount Nelson and Gr.2 winner Ebiyza are from SELKIRK mares, while Gr.3 winner Unilateral is from a SHARPEN UP mare and Gr.3 winner Utrecht is from a KRIS mare. From 11 foals out of BERING mares, Rock of Gibraltar has sired the smart French colt Sofast and the Australian Gr.3 winner Musidora. Bering’s son PENNEKAMP sired the dam of the high-class colt Prince Gibraltar.
Rock of Gibraltar is inbred 3×3 to Northern Dancer, but this hasn’t stopped him siring nearly 50 northern hemisphere black-type earners from NORTHERN DANCER line mares. Gr.1 winner Diamondrella is out of mare by DIXIELAND BAND and he has two Gr.3 winners out of NIGHT SHIFT mares. His Group performers out of SADLER’S WELLS mares include Gr.3 winner Three Rocks and Gr.2 winner Kitty Matcham. Rock of Gibraltar will also suit GALILEO mares.
Rock of Gibraltar suits inbreeding to DANZIG. Classic-winner Samitar is inbred 3×4, as her second dam is by GREEN DESERT. Gr.2 winner Belle de Crecy has a dam by CAPE CROSS. Mount Nelson has a second line through GREEN DESERT. Gr.1-winning sprinter Society Rock is another inbred 3×4 to Danzig, his dam being by KEY OF LUCK.
2016 Gr.3 winner Jallota is out of a NUREYEV line mare. He also has Listed winners out of mares by PEINTRE CELEBRE and PIVOTAL and his accomplished sons Prince Gibraltar and High Rock have NUREYEV mares as their second dam.
Rock of Gibraltar has three top-class winners out of DARSHAAN mares, including the Gr.1 winner Eagle Mountain.
He also has very useful winners from daughters of KENMARE, HIGHEST HONOR and KALDOUNEVEES.
WINNER OF 7 CONSECUTIVE GROUP 1 RACES
AT 2 YEARS
1stDewhurst Stakes – Gr.1, 7f., Newmarket, from dual Gr.1 winner Landseer, with Tendulkar third and subsequent Gr.1 winner Where Or When fourth.
1stGrand Criterium – Gr.1, 7f., Longchamp, by 3 lengths from Bernebeau and Dobby Road.
1stGimcrack Stakes – Gr.2, 6f., York, by 3 lengths from Ho Choi & Twilight Blues.
1stRailway Stakes – Gr.3, 6f., Curragh, by 2 lengths from Hawk Wing.
1stMaiden, 5f., Curragh, by 2 lengths from Sandford Park and Mahsusie.
Rated 118 by Timeform
AT 3 YEARS
WORLD CHAMPION RACEHORSE OF 2002
1stSt. James’s Palace Stakes – Gr.1, 8f., Royal Ascot, by 1¾ lengths from Landseer.
1stIrish 2,000 Guineas – Gr.1, 8f., Curragh, by 1½ lengths from Century City and Della Francesca.
1st2,000 Guineas – Gr.1, 8f., Newmarket, by a neck from Hawk Wing and Redback.
1stPrix du Moulin – Gr.1, 8f., Longchamp, by ½ length from Banks Hill and Gossamer.
1stSussex Stakes – Gr.1, 8f., Goodwood, by 2 lengths from Noverre and Reel Buddy.
2ndBreeders’ Cup Mile – Gr.1, 8f., Arlington Park beaten ¾ of a length by Domedriver with Good Journey third.
Rated 133 by Timeform
St James's Palace Stakes-Gr.1