15 Apr 19

It’s been an exciting few days for Coolmore Stud’s Champion Sire and Flag Bearer FASTNET ROCK who achieved Success on the Racetrack and in the Sale Ring then, news has filtered through he will again spearhead the COOLMORE STUD Stallion Roster in 2019 with his service fee being set at $165,000.

FASTNET ROCK is statistically the best active sire in the Southern Hemisphere.


Dual Champion Sire – he’s achieved 36 individual Gr.1 winners

5 Gr.1 winning 2yos since the start of 2016

Yearlings in 2019 have sold for up to $2.3 million!

Proven Gr.1 sire of sires!

"Fastnet Rock has made himself an international force in breeding and racing, like his sire Danehill."

CURRENT STATISTICS: (as at 15/4/19)


Sales Career = 11 Yearling Sales Crops: 1,140 Yearlings have Sold for an Average $280,733

2019 Yearlings: 52 Sold, Gross $20,782,500, Average $399,962 (2018: $392,068), Median: $290,000

2019 Inglis Easter Yearlings: Catalogued: 31 ~ Sold: 28 ~ Passed-In: 2 ~ Withdrawn: 1
Gross: $12,877,500, Top Price: $2,300,000, Average: $459,911, Median: $325,000

2019 Top 5 Prices: $2.3 million, $1.1 million, $1 million, $900,000 (2).

Career Top 5 Prices: $4 million; $2.4 million; $2.3 million (2), $1.975 million

$2.3 million for FASTNET ROCK Brother To Merchant Navy.

Champion sire Fastnet Rock set the sale ring alight at the 2019 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale when his stunning colt from Legally Bay sold for $2.3 million on Tuesday. This proved to be the second highest price paid for a Yearling at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sales in 2019.

This also equalled the third highest price ever paid for the progeny of this Champion Sire.

A full brother to Royal Ascot hero and dual Group I winner Merchant Navy he was offered by Segenhoe Stud with AQUIS FARM securing the prized youngster.

"I'd seen the horse a couple of times at the farm, seen him through the prep and obviously I've seen a fair few Fastnet Rocks in my time (working) at Coolmore, he was the pick of the horses here and the pick of the horses I'd seen all year,'' said AQUIS’ CEO Shane McGrath.

"Tony and Justin Fung (AQUIS FARM Owners) have been here all week and they loved the horse too thankfully. You saw when that horse walked into the ring that all the big players were on him, it was just a question as to where it stopped really.''

Ciaron Maher, who also trained Merchant Navy, will train the colt.

"He was a standout colt from the day he was born. You bring him to a sale like this, we knew he'd sell well but we didn't envisage he would make those numbers,'' Segenhoe's Peter O'Brien said.

"A lot of credit needs to go to Inglis for getting all these people here. Everyone is here and for a vendor, that's so important.

"This horse, he has a temperament like his brother, he's just bombproof and has a great action, a beautiful mover. Ciaron's training him so we're off to Ascot again!''

He is the tenth foal of Group 3 winning Snippets mare Legally Bay, who is also the dam of Group 2 winner Jolie Bay and stakes-placed Zara Bay, who are also by Fastnet Rock.

Legally Bay is now back in foal again to Fastnet Rock, who had another seven figure yearling with a filly from Port Augusta fetching $1million for Coolmore Stud.


Runners: 1646 = Winners: 1162 = Wins: 3095

Stakes Winners: 145 (Gr1 Winners: 36), Stakes Placed: 115

Earnings : Over $172 million

Runners : Winners 70.6%

Winners : Stakes Winners 12.5%

Winners : Stakes Horses 22.4%


ANAHEED Wins $1 million Percy Sykes Stakes Gr2

Right there with the best two year-old fillies this season, blue-blooded filly Anaheed (2f Fastnet Rock x Rostova, by Testa Rossa) was a deserving winner of the $1 million Group 2 ATC Percy Sykes Stakes at Randwick on Saturday.

Anaheed had won the Group 2 ATC Sweet Embrace Stakes, was fourth in the Group 2 ATC Reisling and then a last start sixth in the Golden Slipper when not suited by the heavy ground.

Back on top of the ground, she showed her class when leading all the way after jumping from a wide gate for Tim Clark and hung on to win the 1200 metre dash by a nose over Godolphin runner Flit.

“She went good in the Golden Slipper when she was never happy on the ground so we expected her to run well,” said Tim Clark.

Foaled and raised at Coolmore Stud, Anaheed was retained by breeder Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum and has won over $950,000 with three wins from six starts.

She is is the third winner for Group I winning Testa Rossa mare Rostova.

Rostova is in foal again to Anaheed’s sire Fastnet Rock.

MILLARD REACTION 2nd in South Pacific Classic LR 1400m

The best of good things beaten, the connections, Trainer: A J Edmonds and Rider: S Clipperton must still be crying after the bad luck Millard Reaction (3g Fastnet Rock x Miss Jakeo (Unbridled's Song (USA)) received when a sensational runner-up in the Agency South Pacific Classic LR 1400m at Randwick on Saturday.

The race went the way of Fasika who fell in after having a charmed run whilst Millard Reaction and Wild Planet both had flashing lights on them when finishing in the placings. Trying to secure a run through the field, Millard Reaction was chopped out twice and still flew home to miss out by just 0.1 length.

This was just his 3rd race start. He had won both of his first two starts and looks set for a big Brisbane Carnival. This son of Fastnet Rock looks very promising and one to follow.

AVANTAGE finishes strongly to claim third place in Gr2 Arrowfield 3yo Sprint 1200m

Classique Legend (3g Not A Single Doubt x Pinocchio (Encosta De Lago) was a deserved winner of the Arrowfield Sprint however the efforts of third placed AVANTAGE (3f Fastnet Rock x Asavant (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ)) for Trainer: J W Richards and Jockey O P Bosson was awesome. Getting away well and traveling in a forward position she finished strongly to just miss out on being runner-up. 

Remember the Run of UNFORGOTTEN?

Without doubt the run of the day for a horse that didn’t win was that of UNFORGOTTEN who powered home in the Coolmore Stud - Legacy Queen Of Turf Gr1 1600m at Randwick.

Unforgotten (4m Fastnet Rock x Memories Of You (IRE) (Galileo (IRE))

Trainer: C J Waller  and Rider: J B McDonald got back to last over the mile and then was the widest runner in the straight, powered home to record the fastest last 400m and 200m to claim third in the Gr1 event. Set an impossible position in the run the mare unleashed her run in race full of the highest quality competitors and covered more ground to finish just behind Kenedna and Dixie Blossoms.

2018-19 Current Season 9 Stakes Winners

1st - Bisley Workwear Chelmsford Gr2
3rd - Epsom Hcp Gr1
3rd - Coolmore Legacy Queen Of Turf Gr1
3rd - TAB Chipping Norton Stakes Gr1

Comin' Through

1st - Tramway Stakes Gr2

1st - Birthday Card Stakes Gr3

1st - H B Breeders Gold Trail Stakes Gr3
3rd - Arrowfield 3yo Sprint Gr2

1st - Camera House Percy Sykes Stks Gr2
1st - Liberty Intl Sweet Embrace Gr2

Long Leaf

1st - Karaka Million 3yo Classic LR
2nd - KS Environmental Vain Stakes Gr3
3rd - Ladbrokes Sandown Guineas Gr2
3rd - Ladbrokes Caulfield Gneas Prel Gr3

1st - Derucci Chatham Stakes Gr3
1st - Optus Liverpool City Cup Gr3
2nd - The Star Doncaster Mile Gr1
2nd - Ladbrokes Moonga Stakes Gr3
3rd - The Agency George Ryder Stakes Gr1

Siege Of Quebec
1st - Bill Ritchie Hcp Gr3
2nd - Nexon Show County Quality Gr3
3rd - Aquis Toorak Hcp Gr1

Bleu Roche
1st - World Horse Racing Roses Stks Gr3

1st - Schweppes C S Hayes Mem. Cup LR
2nd - Bet365 Golden Mile LR

Current Season
16 Stakes Placed

2nd - Canterbury League Club Stakes Gr1
3rd - Mitty's McEwen Stakes Gr2
2nd - Santos Coffee Premiere Stakes Gr2

Brimham Rocks
2nd - The Heineken 3 Metropolitan Gr1
2nd - Ladbrokes Herbert Power Stakes Gr2
2nd - Lexus Stakes Gr3
2nd - Agency Re Kingston Town Stakes Gr3

In A Twinkling
2nd - NZ Derby Gr1
2nd - Avondale Guineas Gr2
2nd - Zacinto Stakes LR

3rd - Keno Schillaci Stakes Gr2

Movie Role
3rd - TAB Cinderella Stakes LR

2nd - Concorde Stakes Gr3
2nd - Absolut Stakes LR

Fastnet Tempest
3rd - Araza Sandown Stakes Gr3
2nd - Ladbrokes Sale Cup LR
3rd - Bet365 Kilmore Cup LR
2nd - Big Screen Co. Weekend Hussler LR

2nd - Danehill Stakes Gr2

Holy Snow
2nd - Araza Sandown Stakes Gr3

Age Of Fire
3rd - Mrc Lord Stakes LR
3rd - Parramatta Cup LR

Memphis Rock
2nd - Merson Cooper Stks LR

Sweet Rockette
2nd - Pro Star Ent. Scarborough Stks Gr3

2nd - Ricoh Feilding Gold Cup LR

Art Collection
2nd - Maribyrnong Plate Gr3

2nd - Community Co Durbridge Stakes LR

Millard Reaction
2nd - Agency South Pacific Classic LR


Dynamic Syndications purchased a fabulous Colt by FASTNET ROCK from FRECKLE FACE at the 2019 Magic Millions for $190,000 + GST and despite the fact this is the “MOST EXPENSIVE” horse we have ever purchased and offered for syndication, in light of the deeds of his sensational sire and the massive demand for yearlings by FASTNET ROCK, he now looks a sensational sale-ring bargain.

Our team at Dynamic Syndications knew the Colt was being offered under a Foal Share Agreement between Coolmore Stud and Dr Denis O’Brien who is based in Queensland.

A Foal Share Agreement is where the resultant yearling created when a mare owner has a high quality, commercial broodmare, is offered the use of the stallion by the stud farm however instead of paying the advertised Service Fee, the stud waivers the fee however is entitled to 50% of whatever the yearling brings in the salering. The yearling must be offered for unreserved sale.

This is an obvious advantage because Foal Share Agreement horses are there to be bid upon with confidence, as the horse is on the market from the opening bid and won’t be passed-in.

There is little doubt that in our opinion, if the colt we purchased in January was sold through the wrong sale which was to our advantage.

Had he been offered at Easter where he deserved to be, he would have sold for significantly more.

With the Inglis Easter Average at $459,911 and the Median at $325,000, the Colt we purchased is a well above average Colt on type and commercial pedigree.

He is bred to be a Classics Contender as a 3yo, to aim at races such as Guineas and Derbies.

Those horses belong at the Easter Sale – not at the Magic Millions where the emphasis is on precocious 2yo speed.

Horses bred to be Classic Contenders tend to be over looked or discounted in January however those are the horses in demand by professional buyers at Inglis Easter.


Our Colt is from FRECKLE FACE (by Haradasun – a son of Fusaichi Pegasus).

She only raced on 3 occasions for a debut second and then, two wins including
the ATC Australian Turf Club Handicap.


Freckle Face is a half-sister to BRING ME ROSES - Gr2 Winner
and Gr1 placed (VRC Oaks).


Freckle Face is a half-sister to FACE VALUE - Gr3 Winner and
Gr1 placed (MRC Caulfield Guineas).


Freckle Face is a half-sister to FACE OF THE EARTH


Stakes-placed and Dam of Gr3 Winner DIAMOND EARTH


and of Stakes-placed HALLE ROCKS.

There has been 35 runners on this FASTNET ROCK / FUSAICHI PEGASUS Cross producing:

27 Winners (77%) including 3 Stakes Winners: Gr1 Winner CATCHY, Gr1 Winner ALBANY REUNION, Listed Winner FAST DRAGON as well as 3 Stakes Placegetters: Palace Rock; Main Dane; Mineko.

Information about our sensational FASTNET ROCK x FRECKLE FACE Colt with GAI and Adrian is available in our upcoming syndications section of our website.

To find out more simply give ADAM WATT a call on 02 9540 1511 or 0409 464 378 and have a chat.

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