Alboran Sea Claims Champion Three-year-old Filly

The Rosemont Stud-bred and sold Alboran Sea (Rock Of Gibraltar x Lady's Light) was awarded Champion Three-year-old Filly at Tuesday nights's Equs Awards in South Africa.

The Mike de Kock-trained filly already had a Group 1 win on her resume as a two-year-old, but flourished into one of the country's finest sprinters in her three-year-old year.

Last season Alboran Sea netted three wins and two placings from six starts, highlighted by Group 1 wins in the Kenilworth Cape Flying Championship and the Turffontein Computaform Sprint both over 1000m, before running second in the Group 1 City Of Pietermaritzburg Sprint, shortly after which she was retired due to injury.

The filly, which is owned Michael Javett and Mary Slack, was purchased by Form Bloodstock for $105,000 from 2013 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.

The family of the Champion filly continue to kick goals in the sale ring with her sister Pink Jubilee selling in foal to Sepoy for $270,000 at the 2015 Inglis Broodmare and Weanling Sale from the draft of Three Bridges Thoroughbreds.

Alboran Sea's yearling half-brother by Toorak Toff was sold from the draft of Rosemont Stud to Hong Kong interests for $300,000 at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale earlier this year.

Retired after only ten starts, the career of Alboran Sea is very sepcial.

10 starts - 5 wins and 3 placed efforts
1st - G1 Scottsville Allan Robertson Championship
1st - G1 Kenilworth Cape Flying Championship
1st - G1 Turffontein Computaform Sprint Handicap
2nd - G1 Greyville Golden Slipper
2nd - G1 Scottsville South African Fillies Sprint
2nd - G2 Kenilworth Southern Cross Stakes

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