Fastnet Rock (horse)

Fastnet Rock is an Australian Thoroughbred racehorse stallion.

Fastnet Rock
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Fastnet Rock: Winner of the 2005 Lightning Stakes and Oakleigh Plate, by Charles Church
SireDanehill (US)
DamPiccadilly Circus
DamsireRoyal Academy (US)
BreederLinley Investments, Austramore Pty Ltd, Hamilton Stud a.o.
OwnerS Magnier a.o.
TrainerPaul Perry
Record19: 6 – 7 – 2[1]
Major wins
Up and Coming Stakes (2004)
Roman Consul Stakes (2004)
L'Oréal Plate (2004)
Lexus Classic (2004)
Lightning Stakes (2005)
Oakleigh Plate (2005)
Australian Champion Sprinter (2004/05)
Australian Champion Three Year Old Colt/Gelding (2004/05)
Last updated on 20 May 2009

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. He suffered from travel sickness and was unable to run in any race in the UK and was retired to stud.

Race recordEdit

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'Oréal 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 recordEdit

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 17 individual Group 1 winning horses including multiple Group 1 winners Mosheen, Sea Siren and Atlantic Jewel. Other notable Stakes winners include Smart Missile, Driefontein, Cluster, Bull Point, Albany Reunion and Hvasstan. It has 115th stakes winner as at 14 May 2017.

Fastnet Rock's service fee:

Year Service fee
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
2014 Private
2015 Private
2016 Private
2017 Private
2018 Private
2019 $165,000
2020 $165,000
2021 $165,000
2022 $165,000


Fastnet Rock has currently sired 42 individual Group 1 winners:

Notable progenyEdit

c = colt, f = filly, g = gelding

Foaled Name Sex Major Wins
2006 Irish Lights f The Thousand Guineas
2006 Rock Classic g Australian Guineas
2006 Wanted c Newmarket Handicap
2007 Lone Rock f Goodwood Handicap
2008 Atlantic Jewel f The Thousand Guineas, All Aged Stakes, Memsie Stakes, Caulfield Stakes
2008 Foxwedge c William Reid Stakes
2008 Mosheen f VRC Oaks, Australian Guineas, Randwick Guineas, Vinery Stud Stakes
2008 Planet Rock f New Zealand 1000 Guineas
2008 Rock 'N' Pop c New Zealand 2000 Guineas
2008 Sea Siren f BTC Cup, Doomben 10,000, Manikato Stakes
2009 Albany Reunion g Easter Handicap
2009 Driefontein f Robert Sangster Stakes
2009 Nechita f Coolmore Stud Stakes
2009 Super Cool g Australian Cup
2009 Your Song c BTC Cup
2010 Atlante c New Zealand 2000 Guineas
2011 Amicus f The Thousand Guineas
2011 Awesome Rock c Emirates Stakes
2011 Fascinating Rock c Champion Stakes, Tattersalls Gold Cup
2011 First Seal f Flight Stakes
2011 Magicool g Queensland Derby
2012 Diamondsandrubies f Pretty Polly Stakes
2012 Dreamforce g George Ryder Stakes
2012 Laganore f Premio Lydia Tesio
2012 Qualify f Epsom Oaks
2012 Zhukova f Man o' War Stakes
2013 Comin' Through g Doomben Cup
2013 Heroic Valour c Diamond Stakes (NZ)
2014 Age Of Fire c Levin Classic
2014 Catchy f Blue Diamond Stakes
2014 Intricately f Moyglare Stud Stakes
2014 Merchant Navy c Coolmore Stud Stakes, Diamond Jubilee Stakes
2014 One Master f Prix de la Forêt (three times)
2014 Rivet g Racing Post Trophy
2014 Shoals f Myer Classic, Surround Stakes, Robert Sangster Stakes
2014 Unforgotten f Australian Oaks
2015 Avantage f Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes, Telegraph Handicap (twice), Haunui Farm Classic (twice), Bonecrusher New Zealand Stakes, Railway Stakes, BCD Group Sprint, New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes
2016 Prince Fawaz c The J. J. Atkins
2016 Sherwood Forest g New Zealand Derby
2017 Personal f VRC Oaks
2017 Rocket Spade c New Zealand Derby
2019 Pizza Bianca f Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf


Pedigree of Fastnet Rock (AUS)
Danehill (US)
Danzig (US)
Northern Dancer (Can)
Nearctic (Can)
Natalma (US)
Pas de Nom (US)
Admiral's Voyage (US)
Petitioner (GB)
Razyana (US)
His Majesty (US)
Ribot (GB)
Flower Bowl (US)
Spring Adieu (Can)
Buckpasser (US)
Natalma (US)
Piccadilly Circus (Aus)
Royal Academy (US)
Nijinsky (Can)
Northern Dancer (Can)
Flaming Page (Can)
Crimson Saint (US)
Crimson Satan (US)
Bolero Rose (US)
Gatana (Aus)
Marauding (NZ)
Sir Tristram (Ire)
Biscalowe (Aus)
Twigalae (Aus)
Twig Moss (Fr)
Hondalae (NZ)
  • Fastnet Rock is inbred 3 × 4 to Northern Dancer

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