Rock of Gibraltar

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Noun1.Rock of Gibraltar - location of a colony of the United Kingdom on a limestone promontory at the southern tip of SpainRock of Gibraltar - location of a colony of the United Kingdom on a limestone promontory at the southern tip of Spain; strategically important because it can control the entrance of ships into the Mediterranean; one of the Pillars of Hercules
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
Pillars of Hercules - the two promontories at the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar; according to legend they were formed by Hercules
Gibraltarian - a native or inhabitant of Gibraltar
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But the game, played in the shadow of the Rock of Gibralter, was being beamed live to an armchair audience of millions in Spain and across the world - and to Teesside.
The Irish trainer, who has saddled some of best horses of recent times like Galileo, High Chaparral, Rock Of Gibralter and Yeats, said: "We've had great horses all through the years and you always hope something different will come along again and then when he (Camelot) arrived it was just incredible.
Aidan O'Brien's three previous winners, Giant's Causeway, Rock Of Gibralter and Henrythenavigator were specialist milers, but his 2,000 Guineas form still stands up.
One of an eight-strong O'Brien challenge for the Derby at Epsom four weeks ago, the son of Rock Of Gibralter got closer to brilliant winner Authorized than anyone else.
The Dewhurst often has a major effect on the 2000 Guineas market and Rock Of Gibralter was the last horse to complete the double in 2001/2002.
The Manchester United manager, who had an acrimonious ownership dispute over Rock of Gibralter with United's leading shareholder John Magnier, is part of a 12-strong syndicate which owns Gatwick.
Fergie has reached an agreement with United director Magnier over the ownership rights of racehorse Rock of Gibralter.