Fastnet Rock (horse)

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Fastnet Rock
Sire Danehill (US)
Grandsire Danzig
Dam Piccadilly Circus
Damsire Royal Academy (US)
Sex Stallion
Foaled 2001
Country Australia
Colour Bay
Breeder Linley Investments, Austramore Pty Ltd, Hamilton Stud a.o.
Owner Mrs S Magnier a.o.
Record 19: 6 - 7 - 2[1]
Earnings A$1,654,100
Last updated on 20 May 2009

Fastnet Rock is an Australian Thoroughbred racehorse stallion.

Sired by Danehill to dam Piccadilly Circus,[2] he started his racing career in 2004. Though he did not win any races as a two-year-old, he ran third in the Group One AJC Sires Produce Stakes. He found great success after turning three years old. After being unplaced in the Caulfield Guineas, he proved himself as one of the top Australian sprinters by winning the Group 1 Lightning Stakes and Oakleigh Plate[3] in February, 2005.

Trainer Paul Perry wished Fastnet Rock to repeat the successful English campaign by Choisir, who is trained by Perry, in 2003. After he ran second in the T J Smith Stakes in March 2005, Fastnet Rock was sent to the United Kingdom to prepare for the Group 1 Golden Jubilee Stakes and July Cup. Unfortunately, he suffered from travel sickness and was unable to run in any race in the UK and was retired to stud.

Race record[edit]

2003-04 Season as a Two Year Old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
5th 24 Jan 2004 2yo Hcp Rosehill NA 1100 m 55.5 C. Brown 1st - Wager
2nd 07 Feb 2004 2yo Hcp Rosehill NA 1100 m 55 C. Brown 1st - Wager
4th 21 Feb 2004 Silver Slipper Stakes Rosehill G2 1100 m 56.5 L. Beasley 1st - Ballybleue
2nd 13 Mar 2004 Skyline Stakes Canterbury G3 1200 m 55.5 D. Beadman 1st - Dance Hero
2nd 27 Mar 2004 Pago Pago Stakes Rosehill G2 1200 m 55.5 G. Boss 1st - Genius And Evil
4th 03 Apr 2004 Golden Slipper Rosehill G1 1200 m 56.5 G. Boss 1st - Dance Hero
3rd 10 Apr 2004 Sires Produce Stakes Randwick G1 1400 m 56.5 J. Cassidy 1st - Dance Hero
2004-05 Season as a Three Year Old
Result Date Race Venue Group Distance Weight (kg) Jockey Winner/2nd
2nd 07 Aug 2004 San Domenico Stakes Randwick G2 1000 m 56.5 G. Boss 1st - Charge Forward
Won 21 Aug 2004 Up and Coming Stakes Warwick Farm G2 1200 m 56 G. Boss 2nd - Dane Shadow
Won 04 Sep 2004 Roman Consul Stakes Warwick Farm G3 1200 m 56.5 G. Boss 2nd - Charge Forward
2nd 19 Sep 2004 Guineas Prelude Caulfield G3 1400 m 57.5 G. Boss 1st - Tirade
3rd 02 Oct 2004 Concept Sports Stakes Flemington LR 1410 m 57.5 N. Rawiller 1st - Classiconi
8th 09 Oct 2004 Caulfield Guineas Caulfield G1 1600 m 55.5 G. Boss 1st - Econsul
Won 30 Oct 2004 L'Oreal Plate Flemington G3 1200 m 59 G. Boss 2nd - Brannigan
Won 04 Nov 2004 Lexus Classic Flemington G2 1200 m 52.5 G. Boss 2nd - Super Impressive
Won 05 Feb 2005 Lightning Stakes Flemington G1 1000 m 54.5 G. Boss 2nd - Alinghi
Won 26 Feb 2005 Oakleigh Plate Caulfield G1 1100 m 57 G. Boss 2nd - Segments
2nd 12 Mar 2005 Newmarket Handicap Flemington G1 1200 m 57 G. Boss 1st - Alinghi
2nd 26 Mar 2005 T J Smith Stakes Randwick G1 1200 m 55 G. Boss 1st - Shamekha

Stud record[edit]

Fastnet Rock began his career at stud in 2005 standing at Coolmore Stud Australia in the Hunter Region of New South Wales. In 2007 he covered 257 mares, second only behind Bel Esprit (266). In 2008 Fastnet Rock covered 248 mares at a fee of $82,500.[4] In 2012 his fee was increased to $220,000 making him the most expensive stallion standing at stud in Australia. In 2013 Fastnet Rock's fee rose again to $275,000 which made him $100,000 dearer than the second most expensive stallion in Australia, Redoute's Choice. Fastnet Rock has sired 13 individual Group 1 winning horses including multiple Group 1 winners Mosheen, Sea Siren and Atlantic Jewel. Other notable Stakes winners include Smart Missile, Driefontein and Hvasstan.

Fastnet Rock's service fee:

Year Service Fee
(AUD)
2005 $55,000
2006 $55,000
2007 $55,000
2008 $82,500
2009 $60,500
2010 $137,500
2011 $132,000
2012 $220,000
2013 $275,000

Progeny[edit]

Fastnet Rock's major race winners include:

Horse Race Distance
(m)
Prizemoney
(AUD)
Mosheen 2011 Crown Oaks
2012 Australian Guineas
2012 Randwick Guineas
2012 Storm Queen Stakes
2500
1600
1600
2000
$2,780,350
Sea Siren 2012 BTC Cup
2012 Doomben 10,000
2012 Manikato Stakes
1200
1350
1200
$1,681,830
Atlantic Jewel 2011 The Thousand Guineas
2012 All Aged Stakes
2013 Memsie Stakes
2013 Caulfield Stakes
1600
1400
1400
2000
$1,585,925
Super Cool 2013 Australian Cup 2000 $1,521,350
Wanted 2010 Newmarket Handicap 1200 $1,216,000
Foxwedge 2012 William Reid Stakes 1200 $952,450
Rock Classic 2010 Australian Guineas 1600 $669,600
Lone Rock 2011 Goodwood Handicap 1200 $597,178
Irish Lights 2009 The Thousand Guineas 1600 $492,950
Nechita 2012 Coolmore Stud Stakes 1200 $450,300
Your Song 2013 BTC Cup 1200 $447,180

Pedigree[edit]

Pedigree of Fastnet Rock (Aus)
Sire
Danehill (US)
1986
Danzig (US)
1977
Northern Dancer (Can)
1961
Nearctic (Can)
Natalma (US)
Pas de Nom (US)
1968
Admiral's Voyage (US)
Petitioner (GB)
Razyana (US)
1981
His Majesty (US)
1968
Ribot (GB)
Flower Bowl (US)
Spring Adieu (Can)
1974
Buckpasser (US)
Natalma (US)
Dam
Piccadilly Circus (Aus)
1995
Royal Academy (US)
1987
Nijinsky (Can)
1967
Northern Dancer (Can)
Flaming Page (Can)
Crimson Saint (US)
1969
Crimson Satan (US)
Bolero Rose (US)
Gatana (Aus)
1989
Marauding (NZ)
1984
Sir Tristram (Ire)
Biscalowe (Aus)
Twigalae (Aus)
1979
Twig Moss (Fr)
Hondalae (NZ)

See also[edit]

Millionaire Racehorses in Australia
Leading Sire in Australia

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