South African Stakes-Winner for Rock of Gibraltar
The Group III Strelitzia Stakes at Clairwood in South Africa was won by talented Australian bred filly Rich Girl (2f Rock of Gibraltar x Miss Moguls, by Giant's Causeway). Trained by Charles Laird for Markus Jooste, Rich Girl had won and finished second at her only previous starts and turned in her best effort to date to bolt away and win the 1100 metre scamper by four lengths. Rich Girl was a modest $11,000 Inglis Premier II Session purchase for Livestock Traders from the draft of Chatswood Stud. A three-quarter sister-in-blood to stakes-placed Tariks, she is the first winner for Miss Moguls, a half-sister by Giant’s Causeway to stakes-placed Wyndam Easy and Twin Peaks from the family of Magic Millions winner Catnipped. Going back further, it’s also the family of Golden Slipper winner Overreach and Blue Diamond winner Reward for Effort, so a stakes victory for Rich Girl has been a great result. Rich Girl is the 91st stakes-winner worldwide for Rock of Gibraltar and comes from his last Australian bred crop of foals.