Fastnet Rock a Global Sensation

Fastnet Rock a Global Sensation

Fastnet Rock a Global Sensation

Third Group One Triumph for Shoals

Exciting filly Shoals (3f Fastnet Rock x The Broken Shore, by Hussonet) is probably the best bred filly in Australia and also the best on the track.

The three year-old scored a resounding win for Tim Clark at Morphettville on Saturday when taking out the $1million SAJC Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) over Secret Agenda, who won this race last year.

It was the third Group I win this season for the Anthony Freedman trained filly, who also captured the Group I VRC Myer Classic (1600m) in the spring and Group I ATC Surround Stakes (1400m) in the autumn.

A homebred for Arrowfield Stud and Jonathan Munz, Shoals has the impressive record of seven wins and two seconds from 10 starts with prizemoney of $2million and Royal Ascot may well be a possibility.

“She was dominant today and it was a very good race. She’s gone up a couple of levels and we’ll give Royal Ascot a lot of thought,” Freedman said.

“She’s an outstanding filly to win three Group Is in 10 runs. Not many do it.

“I’ll have to talk to the two John’s, Messara and Munz, they have a lot to think about.”

Shoals was retained to race by her breeders Arrowfield Stud and Jonathan Munz (in whose colours she runs) and is the first foal of The Broken Shore, who was bought by Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock for $1.9 million at the Magic Millions Teeley Assets Dispersal in 2014.

A metropolitan winner by Hussonet (USA), The Broken Shore is a half-sister to Group I winners Redoute’s Choice, Manhattan Rain and Platinum Scissors as well as Group III winner Sliding Cube and stakes-winner Echoes of Heaven.

The Broken Shore has been to Fastnet Rock in three seasons running and her current two year-old filly, a full sister to Shoals, is called Tides and is also be trained by Anthony Freedman.

The yearling colt by Fastnet Rock from The Broken Shore duly topped the 2018 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale last month when fetching $2.3 million to the bid of Anthony Freedman.

The Broken Shore was covered last spring by Fastnet Rock.

Torcedor wins Ascot G3 for Fastnet Rock

Torcedor (6g Fastnet Rock-Magnolia Lane, by Sadler’s Wells) looks a leading contender for the G1 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot following his victory in the G3 Sagaro Stakes at the same course on Wednesday.

The son of Fastnet Rock, trained by Jessica Harrington for Te Akau, finished second in last season’s G1 British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot and put in a great front-running effort to win by five lengths on Wednesday.

“He was the class horse in the race and if he was to run to three-quarters of his best he should have beaten them today. He had the class form coming into the race,” said winning rider Colm O’Donghue. “He is from the same family as Yeats and has got that great body to him. Hopefully it’s all systems go for the Gold Cup.”

Torcedor was bred by Barronstown Stud.

Cluster Son of Fastnet Rock a Hit in Australia

Fastnet Rock’s sons are proving extremely popular at stud and Cluster is the best value of his Group winning sons at stud in Victoria.

A stunning individual with great scope, strength and presence, Cluster raced in stakes races at eight of his 12 starts, proving himself to be an outstanding galloper with a barnstorming victory in the Group Two Theo Marks Stakes.

Fastnet Rock is the Sire on Fire

The best sire in the Southern Hemisphere

Dual Champion Sire with 28 individual Gr.1 winners

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

11 million dollar yearlings since the start of 2015

Proven Gr.1 sire of sires!

Fastnet Rock is also expected to become a leading sire of sires and Cluster is one of the stallions that will help build this legacy.

Cluster is a Group 2 winning and dual group placed son of champion sire Fastnet Rock. From a female line littered with 2yo stakes performers this stunning individual is blessed with great scope and strength and exudes presence. With his first foals now yearlings and many new foals arriving this season the many breeders who supported him will be extremely happy with their decision.

Fastnet Rock’s sons are proving extremely popular at stud and Cluster is the best value of his Group winning sons at stud in Victoria.

A stunning individual with great scope, strength and presence, Cluster raced in stakes races at eight of his 12 starts, proving himself to be an outstanding galloper with a barnstorming victory in the Group Two Theo Marks Stakes.

Son of the tough and talented Tarcoola Diamond, a Listed winner also two times Group placed – granddaughter of the Group One winning juvenile I Like Diamonds (AJC Champagne Stakes).

A speed pedigree with the great influences Danehill, Last Tycoon and Bletchingly.

The Farm

Larneuk Stud was established in 1980. The 200 acre property has a 120 mega litre dam for irrigation and a permanent creek.

Larneuk Stud is situated 15km south-west of Euroa in the heart of Victoria’s Thoroughbred country.

Larneuk Stud has all the facilities required to cater for broodmares and the healthy development of the growing Thoroughbred.

Larneuk Stud has a proven record of producing winners and it is where the passion for racing begins.

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