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Gimli's Rock (IRE)
b g 2006 Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE) Beltisaal (FR)
Mrs Ann Marie O'Brien
- Past Form
Reports in which Gimli's Rock (IRE) was mentioned
Gimli's Rock put his best foot forward to record an exciting victory in a four-horse race for the Follow Kilbeggan Races On Twitter HurdleFri 16th May
He may have traded at a high of 79/1 in-running, but once Gimli’s Rock started to get interested he quickly put the three mile hurdle race in Kilbeggan to bed upon jumping the second last.
Fri 16th May
Domination landed the two and a quarter mile J.P. McManus Hurdle in facile fashion for trainer Charles Byrnes at Cork.
Sun 25th Aug
Michael Winters acknowledges his prolific mare Missunited faces her toughest task to date in the Hacketts Bookmakers Irish Cesarewitch at the Curragh today.
Sun 14th Oct
Outsider of three backers landed a good return as Glenstar (4/1) and Davy Russell recorded a pillar to post success in the two mile beginners’ chase at Tramore.
Mon 20th Aug
Jessica Harrington & Tommy Treacy combined to record a double at Cork today as they took the www.mallow.ie Hurdle with Gimli's Rock having earlier won the opening race with Run 'N' Jump.
Mon 06th Aug
The feature race at Limerick this evening, the Grant Thornton Novice Chase over 2m 3f, went to the 11/8 favourite (from 11/10) Baily Green for Mouse Morris with David Casey aboard.
Thu 26th Jul
Shark Hanlon's prolific bumper winner Clondaw Warrior shrugged off a lengthy absence to strike at the first time of asking over hurdles at LimerickSat 05th May
Classy hurdler Gimli's Rock stayed on best after the last to score on his chasing debut in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners Chase for his trainer Jessica Harrington with Tommy Treacy in the saddle.
Sat 05th May
Jessica Harrington hopes Oscars Well can take revenge on Thousand Stars in the Istabraq Festival Hurdle at Leopardstown this afternoon.
Thu 29th Dec
Unlucky in running here 12 months ago (4th then to Top Spin), Zaralabad, among the older generation of the 14 strong line-up for the www.thetote.com Kingdom Gold Cup Handicap, got the job done in the 2011 renewal of the valuable mile and three quarter contest to bring up a double for his pilot Johnny Murtagh (earlier successful on French Quebec) at Killarney.
Wed 24th Aug
Treasure Beach stepped up on his Epsom second to lead home a superb 1-2-3 for Aidan O'Brien in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the CurraghSun 26th Jun
Gimli's Rock bounced back to form in some style when landing a nice pot in the Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise EBF Handicap at the Curragh.
Sun 26th Jun
Empowering led nearly all the way to take the Leopardstown 1000 Guineas Trial and give the O'Brien family a famous victorySun 27th Mar
Ten pound claimer Samantha Bell partnered her first winner on just her third ride as Celtic Dane emerged victorious after a desperate conclusion to the Follow Leopardstown on Facebook Handicap.
Sun 27th Mar
Prince Khalid Abdulla's dream weekend continued at Naas on Sunday as Emulous took the feature Irish Stallion Farms EBF Garnet StakesSun 17th Oct
Gimli's Rock delighted owner Geoffrey Ruddock with his victory in the one mile four furlong handicap at Naas. The four-year-old Rock Of Gibraltar gelding, trained by Jessica Harrington, won by two and a half lengths to scoop the 26,000 euro first prize for his Belfast-based owner.
Sun 17th Oct
Jockey Tommy Treacy partnered his fifth winner of the season when steering Gimli's Rock to win the Harrison O'Dowd Solicitors Hurdle at Limerick today.
Sun 10th Oct
3/1 favourite Gimli's Rock continued a tough day for the bookmakers when landing the EPS Pumps Handicap Hurdle at Ballinrobe.
Sun 22nd Aug
Mark Johnston admitted disappointment after the fourth placed effort of Montrerosso in the Derby but had a double on the card at the Curragh as consolation.
Sun 27th Jun
Bethrah grabbed the Etihad Irish 1,000 Guineas spoils with a late lunge in a desperate finish at the CurraghSun 23rd May
Planet Of Sound took the step up to beyond three miles in his stride by claiming some big scalps in the Punchestown Guinness Gold CupWed 21st Apr
The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Hurdle caused somewhat of a surprise when 10/1 shot Gimli's Rock came home in front under Tommy Treacy.
Wed 21st Apr
Take It Easee, a mare that goes really well on soft ground, relished the conditions to land the Paddocks Handicap under Declan McDonogh.
Sun 28th Mar
Action Master bounced back from a disappointing effort over the course and distance a month ago when he landed the Irish Racing Yearbook 3-y-o Hurdle by eight lengths under Roger Loughran.
Sat 14th Nov
Our Monty won for the second time in four days to star in a double for trainer Willie Mullins and jockey Ruby Walsh at PunchestownWed 14th Oct
Gimli's Rock got off the mark over jumps in the opening 3-Y-O Maiden Hurdle at Punchestown.
Wed 14th Oct
There was carnage at the first flight in the Kenny Group Maiden Hurdle at Galway with almost half the field wiped out.
Sun 30th Aug
Ballyholland (16-1) ran out a convincing winner of the William Hill Galway Plate in the hands of Andrew McNamaraWed 29th Jul
There was a controversial finish to the mile handicap as Gimli's Rock held on grimly under Keagan Latham despite drifting left across the track inside the final furlong.
Wed 29th Jul
After race at Curragh Sun, 26th Jun, 2011 (1st)
He's a very very hardy boy. That's probably the easiest he's ever won,. We gave him a break after Punchestown as he didn't run that well. (Owner) Geoffrey (Ruddock) asked me why he wasn't going to Down Royal last week for the Ulster Derby but I told him he wouldn't be ready in time and we would go here instead. He likes it here and the ground was perfect - good ground. He'll go for the Galway Hurdle now. He failed to get into it last year but will have no trouble this time.
Mrs John Harrington
After race at Punchestown Wed, 21st Apr, 2010 (1st)
He's a different horse on that ground. He had a bit of a break after his Leopardstown run. We decided this was the race for him, I won it last year with No One Tells Me and if he's half as good as he is i'll be very happy. I don't think he really needs the blinkers, I just think they help him a concentrate more and he kept on really well there. He'll probably go for a flat handicap, we'll step him up to a mile and half and he's probably one that could go to Galway as he's won around there before.
Mrs John Harrington