$300,00 Fastnet Rock Colt Tops Inglis Great Southern Weanlings
A powerful colt by champion sire Fastnet Rock was a pedigree standout and duly topped the first day of the Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale in Melbourne on Sunday when fetching $300,000 for Rosemont Stud.
A half-brother to European Group III winner Cartaya and stakes-placed Elabela, he is the seventh foal of Benalmadena (Fr), a half-sister to the dam of this year’s Group I Longchamp Prix d’Ispahan winner Recoletos and this year’s Group III Saint-Cloud Prix Cleopatre winner Castellar.
Bidding on the star colt with a hot and happening pedigree opened at $100,000 and ended at $300,000 to sell to a partnership of Kia Ora Stud and Bhima Thoroughbreds.
The colt is destined to be sold again next year as a yearling revealed Kia Ora’s Alex Kingston.
“We haven’t got a Fastnet Rock colt this year and he was probably the stand out at this sale for us,” Kingston said.
“He had a great walk, great disposition, beautiful head and I’m really excited to have him to sell next year.
“We were underbidder on a lot at the Gold Coast and I just came down here on the off chance we’d find something and we did.
“We were getting close to our limit but it’s great to have got him.”
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.
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.