Rock Opera

Stakes winning family, in foal to sire of the moment Star Witness


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Rock Opera
Rock of Gibraltar (IRE) 1999
Special Sal (AUS) 1991
12 August 2006
Denman 2328 NSW, Australia

Broodmare's breeding status:

In foal:Yes
Covering sire: Star Witness (USA) 2008
Date of last service:30 October 2016
Selling with a foal at foot:No

Attractive bay daughter of Rock of Gibraltar 15.3hh, Rock Opera, being offered for sale in foal to the sire of the moment, Star Witness.

The mare also has a yearling that is to go through the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale in the near future.

The mare is being offered with a 45 Day PPT to Widden Stud's sire of the moment Star Witness, sire of dual Group 1 winner Global Glamour and Group 2 winner Start Turn.

Rock Opera is currently located at Golden Grove Stud, Denman.

Update with height as requested - 15.3hh

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Bay mare       Foaled 2006 

ROCK OF GIBRALTAR (IRE) Danehill (USA)DanzigNorthern Dancer
RazyanaHis Majesty
Offshore BoomBe My GuestNorthern Dancer
Push a ButtonBold Lad
Alzao (USA)LyphardNorthern Dancer
Lady RebeccaSir Ivor
SpecialHabituate (Ire)Habitat
Sal II (Ire)Sallust

ROCK OF GIBRALTAR (IRE) (1999). 10 wins-5 at 2, The Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1. Sire of 1849 rnrs, 1183 wnrs, 115 SW, inc. Alboran Sea, etc. Sire of the dams of SW Mikki Isle, Photo Call, Rubick, Breton Rock, Tulip, Belvoir Bay, Only Mine, Spectroscope, Logi Chalice, Sacred Eye, Spirit Bird, Panama Hat, Jebel Musa, Alicante Dawn, Dubai Sand, Wait for No One, Glamorous Approach, Kristofferson, Athena, etc.


1st dam

SPECIAL SAL, by Alzao (USA). Placed, 3d SAJC Holden Statesman H., Frequent Flyer H. Sister to  Lady Special (dam of BOMBER BILL, CAMARGUE, SPECIAL SONG), three-quarter-sister to Loveland Gap, half-sister to SPECIALIZE, STAVKA. Dam of 9 named foals, 8 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

DEMOGRAPHIC (f by Gold Brose). 4 wins to 1400m, A$199,050, VRC Frances Tressady S., Gr.3, MRC Love a Show H., December H., SAJC Nuclear Debate H., 2d SAJC New Year's Gift, L, VRC Maybe Mahal H., MRC Highways Tabaret H., 3d VRC Mark Sensing H., MRC Regal Vista H., 4th SAJC Swettenham Stud S., Gr.2. Dam of 2 winners-

 Dynamic Balance. 4 wins from 1500m to 2000m, A$78,198, to 2015-16, 3d MRC Wellington Racing Club H.

 Probo Chandroso. 5 wins at 1000m, 1100m, S$300,198, Singapore TC Novice H., Class 4 H., Class 5 H.-twice, 2d Singapore TC Kranji D S.-4 times.

Chalonnaise (f by Gold Brose). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, A$88,480, MVRC Samboy Maxican Mayhem H., SAJC Danzig Connection 2YO H., 3d SAJC Smoke-Free SA S., Gr.3, VRC Red Roses S., L. Dam of-

 Cupcakes. Winner at 900m, 2d AJC Red God 2YO P. Dam of 2 winners-

 Tickets on Her. 3 wins at 1200m to 2016-17, Otago RC KB Contractors H.

 Enzedbee (f by Gold Brose). 3 wins-2 at 2-to 1400m, Rotorua RC Carson Taylor Ford 3YO H., Hawkes Bay Charlie Fergus Juvenile H., 3d WRC NZ Bloodstock Bonus 2YO H. Dam of 4 winners-

 Key Result. 4 wins to 1500m, 2d TTC Tote Sports Radio H.

 Moudita. 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m, 3d MRC Sandown Park (UK) H.

 Waitoki Lad - Carissima (H.K.). 2 wins at 1200m, 3d Matamata RC Rich Hill 3YO H., Te Aroha JC CRV Ambreed NZ 3YO H., HKJC Shek Yam H.

 Enzedjewel. 3 wins at 1100m, 1200m in 2015-16 in NZ.

 Specialisor (f by Don Eduardo). 2 wins at 1600m, 2d SAJC Coffee Club P.

 Special Zircon (f by Scenic (Ire)). 2 wins at 1300m in Aust.

 Tirau Beauty (f by Way of Light (USA)). Placed in NZ and Aust.

 Thong Special (f by Gold Brose). Placed at 3 in Aust. Dam of 4 winners-

 Step Right Up. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m, A$92,560, to 2016-17, WATC Westspeed Nursery H., Tabtouch Bet Local H., 2d WATC Dee Dee's 60 H., Rotary Club of Perth H.

 Brauhauser. 2 wins at 1200m, 1350m, 2d BRC Ascend Sales H., 3d BRC Sky Racing World H.

 Special Mention. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 900m, 1000m, 2d AJC Welcome to Randwick H., STC Freeway Republic Beer H. Producer.

 Hotel Splendido. Winner at 1600m in Aust.


2nd dam

SPECIAL, by Habituate (Ire). 10 wins-1 at 2-to 1300m, A$1,078,180, VRC Lightning S., Gr.1, 1000m-in track record time, Newmarket H., Gr.1, Gadsden S., Gr.1, MVRC AJ Moir S., Gr.2, VRC Bobbie Lewis H., Gr.3, STC Birthday Card H., L, Darby Munro H., L, MVRC Stanley Wootton S., Sterling Virginia H., SAJC Navarino H., 2d VRC Lightning S., Gr.1-twice, VATC Oakleigh P., Gr.1, MVRC Manikato S., Gr.2, VATC Chirnside S., Gr.2, VRC Black Douglas S., Gr.3, SAJC Walter Brown S.H., L, VATC Caulfield Sprint H., L, 3d MVRC William Reid S., Gr.1, VATC Chirnside S., Gr.2, VRC Rupert Steele S., Gr.3, 4th AJC Galaxy, Gr.1, VRC Linlithgow S., Gr.2, MVRC AJ Moir S., Gr.2. Dam of 14 foals, 10 to race, 9 winners, inc:-

STAVKA (g Xaar (GB)) 7 wins to 1400m, A$237,900, VRC Hong Kong Jockey Club S., L, Terry Watson H., MVRC Hats off to Des Gleeson Flying H., VRC Rashlore H., 2d VRC Aurie's Star H., L.

SPECIALIZE (c Bluebird (USA)) 6 wins to 1350m, A$158,608, AJC June S., L, STC Port Jackson Flying Welter H., 2d STC Civic H., L, 3d NSW Tatt's RC Carrington S., L, Gosford RC Pacesetter S., L. Sire.

 Lady Special. Winner at 1200m, 2d SAJC Woambra H. Dam of 3 winners-

BOMBER BILL (g Air de France (USA)) 23 wins-7 at 2-to 1400m, A$1,892,330, MVRC Australia S., Gr.1, SAJC Goodwood H., Gr.1, WATC Karrakatta P., Gr.1, AJC Challenge S., Gr.2.

CAMARGUE (f Air de France (USA)) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1050m, 1400m, A$110,550, VATC Thoroughbred Club S., Gr.3, SAJC Balcrest S., L, 3d SAJC Breeders' S., Gr.2, VATC Veuve Clicquot S., L. Producer.

SPECIAL SONG (c Song of Tara (Ire)) 11 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1800m, A$282,800, Qld Tatt's RC Members Cup, L, BTC Document Destruction H., QTC Easter Cup, 2d BTC Bernborough H., L.

 Special Sweep. Unraced. Dam of 3 winners-

Distinctive Lass (f Orientate (USA)) 3 wins at 1000m, A$131,415, MRC Le Pine Funeral Services H., 2d SAJC Dermody S., L. Dam of 3 winners-

KURO (g Denman) 8 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, A$692,525, to 2016-17, ATC Heritage S., L, 2d ATC Galaxy H., Gr.1, Expressway S., Gr.2, 3d VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1.


Race Record: Unraced.


Produce Record: Dam of 1 named foal, 1 to race.

2011 (f by Undoubtedly).

2012 Not served previous season

2013  Operatic (f by Hard Spun (USA)). Unplaced.

2014 (f by Hard Spun (USA)).

2015 (f by Star Witness).

2016 (c by King Cugat (USA)).


Not served in 2011.


Served by Star Witness. Date of last service, 30.10.2016.