Fastnet Rock the Star of Inglis Yearling Sale

Fastnet Rock the Star of Inglis Yearling Sale

Another big day of trade at the 2018 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale was highlighted by a $1.8 million colt for champion sire Fastnet Rock that topped proceedings on Tuesday and the overall sale with one session still to come.

The Kia Ora Stud-consigned colt is the first foal of Group I Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes winner O’Marilyn, a half-sister by O’Reilly to Group I ATC Australian Derby winner Headturner and Group I Caulfield Guineas winner Anacheeva .

He was bought by Hong Kong based bloodstock agent George Moore, who said the colt is for a new Hong Kong client and cost double what he thought.

“I had $900,000 on the horse but my client was on the phone and said keep going so we’ve got him,” Moore said.

“He’s exactly the right type of Fastnet Rock. He’s not too big and he just flows.

“I think we got the best horse in the sale, he was my pick and I just loved him.

“He caught my eye early on and my client said just go and buy the best horse in the sale.

“He’s a star, his x-rays are clean and when you get a Fastnet Rock that glides like that you have to go.

“He’ll likely stay here for the time being and then we’ll see what happens.”

O’Marilyn has a filly to follow by Fastnet Rock and is back in foal again to the champion sire.

Fastnet Rock had two more seven figure yearlings on Tuesday with Coolmore consigned fillies from Rezoned and Frustrating selling for $1,250,000 and $1,150,000 respectively to Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock and James Bester Bloodstock.

After two sessions, Fastnet Rock leads the sire averages with 23 yearlings averaging $551,739.

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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