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.

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

A leading 3rd crop sire in 2015, his winners include Fascinating Rock (Champion Stakes-Gr.1), Qualify (Oaks-Gr.1), Diamondsandrubies (Pretty Polly Stakes-Gr.1), Turret Rocks (May Hill Stakes-Gr.2)

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

FASTNET ROCK (AUS) (c by Danehill (USA)), Champion 3yr old colt in Australia in 2004-05, won 6 races in Australia and $1,724,100 including TEAC Lightning Stakes, Flemington, Gr.1, Oakleigh Plate, Caulfield, Gr.1, Lexus Classic Linlithgow Stakes, Flemington, Gr.2, Up And Coming Stakes, Warwick Farm, Gr.2, Roman Consul Stakes, Warwick Farm, Gr.3 and L’Oreal Paris Plate, Flemington, Gr.3, placed second in Seppelt Wines Newmarket Handicap, Flemington, Gr.1, Blackmores T J Smith Stakes, Randwick, Gr.1, Pago Pago Stakes, Rosehill, Gr.2, San Domenico Stakes, Randwick, Gr.2, Skyline Stakes, Canterbury, Gr.3, Carlton Draught Guineas Prelude, Caulfield, Gr.3, third in Sires’ Produce Stakes, Randwick, Gr.1 and Concept Sports Poseidon Stakes, Flemington, L.; Own brother to Cirque du Soleil (AUS); sire.

1st Dam.

PICCADILLY CIRCUS (AUS) (f by Royal Academy (USA)), won 2 races in Australia viz Mercedes Benz Blue Diamond Prelude (f), Caulfield, Gr.3 and Debutante Stakes, Caulfield, L., placed second in Mercedes-Benz Blue Diamond Preview (f), Caulfield, Gr.3, William Crocket Stakes, Moonee Valley, L., third in Mercedes Benz Blue Diamond Stakes, Caulfield, Gr.1 and Bobby Mcgees Maribyrnong Plate, Flemington, Gr.2; Own sister to RAHEEB (AUS);

dam of four winners including-

FASTNET ROCK (AUS) (2001 c. by Danehill (USA)), see above.

Cirque du Soleil (AUS) (1999 f. by Danehill (USA)), won 1 race in Australia placed

second in Waltzing Lily Handicap, Flemington, L. and third in Keith Mackay H’cap, Randwick, L.

2nd Dam.

GATANA (AUS) (f by Marauding (NZ)), won 4 races in Australia including Cadbury Red Roses Stakes, Flemington, L. and Hilton on the Park Sprint, Flemington, L., placed second in VicHealth Newmarket Handicap, Flemington, Gr.1, Swettenham Stud Stakes, Morphettville, Gr.3 and third in Stanley Wootton Stakes, Moonee Valley, Gr.2;

dam of four winners including-

PICCADILLY CIRCUS (AUS) (f by Royal Academy (USA)), see above.

RAHEEB (AUS) (g by Royal Academy (USA)), won Patinack Farm Cameron H.,

Newcastle, Gr.3, placed second in Roxy Hotel Parramatta Phar Lap S., Rosehill, Gr.2, Mitty’s Doomben Classic 3yo Plate, Doomben, Gr.3, Konica Minolta Concorde S., Rosehill, Gr.3, Greenslopes Hospital Queensland Day Plate, Eagle Farm, L. and third in Carbine Club S., Randwick, L.

Donnadane (AUS) (f by Danehill (USA)), won 2 races in Australia placed third in P J Bell

Handicap, Randwick, L.

Heart Strings (AUS) (f by Danehill (USA)), third in Keith Mackay, H. Randwick, L.

3rd Dam.

TWIGALAE (AUS) (f by Twig Moss (FR)), won 3 races in Australia;

dam of six winners viz-

GATANA (AUS) (f by Marauding (NZ)), see above.
BARALAE (AUS) (g by Barathea (IRE)), won 4 races in Australia.
ATILLA LASS (AUS) (f by Umatilla (NZ)), won 3 races in Australia.
QUALITAS (AUS) (g by Francis Bacon), won 1 race in Australia.
MURDOCH’S GIRL (AUS) (f by True Version (AUS)), won 1 race in Australia; dam of winners.
OUR ACADEMY STAR (AUS) (c by Royal Academy (USA)), won 1 race in Australia.

The next dam Hondalae (NZ) (f by Better Honey), won 4 races in Australia placed third in Auraria Stakes, Victoria Park, Gr.3;

dam of seven winners viz-

Luluwa (AUS) (f by Francis Bacon), won 1 race in Australia placed second in Rothwells

Ngawyni Quality Stakes, Ascot, L., third in Sires’ Produce Stakes, Ascot, Gr.2 and Sheraton-Perth Quality Stakes, Ascot, L.; dam of winners:

VALPARAISO (AUS) (f by Bianconi), won Club Burswood Matchmaker Classic, Ascot, L.

TWIGALAE (AUS) (f by Twig Moss (FR)), see above.
ONLY A RUMOUR (AUS) (f by Francis Bacon), won 3 races in Australia; dam of winners.
HONDALAE BELLE (AUS) (f by Francis Bacon), won 3 races in Australia; dam of a winner.
IDA-MARIE (AUS) (f by Merry Minstrel (AUS)), won 2 races in Australia.
EASTERN PORT (AUS) (g by Rostov (USA)), won 2 races in Australia.
GHOST WRITER (AUS) (f by Francis Bacon), won 1 race in Australia; dam of winners.

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