$2.3 Million Fastnet Rock Mare Headed to UK

The 2019 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale kicked off on Tuesday with the most expensive mare sold on day one being Fastnet Rock’s brilliant sprinting daughter Missrock, who was bought by UK based bloodstock agents John and Jake Warren.

A Group I placed, Group III winner of over $1.3 million in prizemoney, Missrock will be headed back to the UK to begin her stud career in the Northern Hemisphere.

The Warrens spent recent days on the Gold Coast and were struck with Missrock when they inspected her on the grounds.

"She is one of those mares who doesn't take much inspecting - she's an absolute beauty," Jake Warren said.

"She fit the bill for us on conformation, she's a lovely sized mare. She's very strong and powerful and she has a great action.

"We were just in awe of her and thought she was a lovely type and when you married that up with her pedigree, race record and the fact she is by a top sire - she really floated our boat on all aspects.

"She has been bought for a private client of Highclere Stud and she is going to come back up to the UK and she will be based at Highclere Stud, where the intention will be to use the best available European stallions with a view to try to breed Classic horses.

"The Danehill blood in Europe mixed with the Sadler's Wells line has been so successful and so that's where we're thinking - it's very exciting."

Epsom Derby contender Anthony Van Dyck is a classic example of what the Warren’s are thinking as he is by Galileo from an Australia bred sprinting daughter of Exceed and Excel in Believe ‘n’ Succeed, who was also bought from the Magic Millions National Broodmare sale back in 2014 for $1.1 million.