The top two colts and the top filly at this week’s Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale were all by Australia’s champion sire Fastnet Rock.
The top-price was for his son out of Bird of Fire who was bought by Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock/McKeever Bloodstock for $450,000.
The second best price was for his Arborea colt that was purchased for $340,000 by Lindsay Park Bloodstock who also bought the top priced filly, out of Sarah Vee, for $300,000.
Lindsay Park’s David Hayes stated “The Fastnet Rock – Arborea colt is a ready-made stallion prospect and the Fastnet Rock – Sarah Vee filly just oozes class.”
The Fastnet Rock influence was felt from the very start of the sale as the top lot on the first day was out of one of his daughters with leading trainer Mick Kent purchasing the Teofilo – San Cristobel colt for $250,000. ‘There was a lot of Fastnet Rock about him. He is a cracking colt. I can’t afford Fastnet Rock’s, so I looked at the yearlings out of his daughters,” Kent told reporters afterwards.