Fastnet Rock

Fastnet Rock conformation

Bay 2001 16.1½ hh (1.66 m)
Danehill – Piccadilly Circus
Distances won over: 5 to 6f.

A Champion Sprinter & Champion Sire in Australia

Fee for 2016: Private

Champion sire in Australia 2011/12 & 2014/15.

Champion 3-y-o colt and Champion Sprinter in Australia 2004/05.

His top European performers include Fascinating Rock (Champion Stakes-Gr.1, Tattersalls Gold Cup-Gr.1), Intricately (Moyglare Stud Stakes-Gr.1), Qualify (Oaks-Gr.1), Diamondsandrubies (Pretty Polly Stakes-Gr.1), Rivet (Champagne Stakes-Gr.2), One Foot In Heaven (Grand Prix de Chantilly-Gr.2 & Prix du Conseil de Paris-Gr.2), Cougar Mountain (Joel Stakes-Gr.2), Turret Rocks (May Hill Stakes-Gr.2) etc.

In 2015 his European yearlings sold for €875,000, €600,000, €455,000, €380,000, €310,000, €305,000 etc

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October 19, 2016

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Fastnet Rock has quickly established himself as one of the dominant forces in Australian breeding, taking the champion sire title in the 2011/12 and 2014/15 seasons. Now he has shown he could be similarly effective in the Northern Hemishere.

The main source of Fastnet Rock’s Irish success has been mares from the SADLER’S WELLS line. Diamondsandrubies has a dam by SADLER’S WELLS, as do the likes of Cape Clear Island, Kosmische, Smuggler’s Cove and Table Rock. His foals out of GALILEO mares are doing even better, producing Oaks winner Qualify, the Gr.2 2yo winner Turret Rocks and the Listed winner Zhukova. With Gr.1 winner Magicool also representing this cross, it has 12% black-type winners.

Fastnet Rock is also doing especially well with the NUREYEV line. His smart Irish sons Cougar Mountain and Fascinating Rock are respectively out of daughters of NUREYEV and POLAR FALCON. Fastnet Rock has two Gr.1 winners out of PEINTRE CELEBRE mares and he sired the outstanding filly Mosheen from a STRAVINSKY mare.

Fastnet Rock is working very well with the STORM CAT sire line and already has Gr.1 winners out of mares by FOREST WILDCAT and HENNESSY.

Inbreeding to DANZIG has already proven successful with Fastnet Rock. He has a Gr.1 winner inbred 3×4, plus Gr.2 and Gr.3 winners inbred 3×3 to this great stallion.

Fastnet Rock and Dansili are both by Danehill out of NIJINSKY line mares. A lot of Dansili’s good winners have two lines of NIJINSKY in their pedigrees.

Fastnet Rock has Gr.1 and Gr.3 winners with NIGHT SHIFT second dams.

He has Gr.1 and Gr.2 winners with NASHWAN second dams and a Gr.3 winner out of a MT LIVERMORE mare and a Listed winner with a dam by RAINBOW QUEST.

MR PROSPECTOR line mares have enjoyed consistent success. He has four stakes winners out of WOODMAN mares and Gr.1 winners out of daughters of KINGMAMBO, FUSAICHI PEGASUS and LION CAVERN.



2ndPago Pago Stakes-Gr.2, 1200m., Rosehill beaten ½ length by Genius And Evil.
2ndSkyline Stakes-Gr.3, 1200m., Canterbury beaten ½ length by Dance Hero.
3rdSires’ Produce Stakes-Gr.1, 1400m., Randwick beaten 2 lengths by Dance Hero and Wager.
4thGolden Slipper Stakes-Gr.1, 1200m., Rosehill beaten 2 lengths by Dance Hero, Charge Forward and Alinghi.


1stLightning Stakes-Gr.1, 1000m., Flemington by a neck from Alinghi and Cape of Good Hope.
1stOakleigh Plate-Gr.1, 1100m., Caulfield by a neck from Segments & Legally Bay.
1stUp And Coming Stakes-Gr.2, 1200m., Warwick Farm by 3 lengths from Dane Shadow and Public Opinion.
1stLinlithgow Stakes-Gr.2, 1200m., Flemington by 1½ lengths from Super Impressive and Recurring.
1stRoman Consul Stakes-Gr.3, 1200m., Warwick Farm by 2¾ lengths from Charge Forward and Star Cat.
1stRory’s Jester Plate-Gr.3, 1200m., Flemington by ½ a length from Brannigan and Assafa.
2ndT.J. Smith Stakes-Gr.1, 1200m, Randwick beaten a neck by Shamekha with Only Words third.
2ndNewmarket H’cap-Gr.1, 1200m, Flemington beaten 1¼ lengths by Alinghi with Foreplay third.
2ndSan Domenico Stakes-Gr.2, 1000m, Randwick beaten a nose by Charge Forward with Dance Hero third.

Oakleigh Plate-Gr.1

Lightning Stakes-Gr.1