Fastnet Rock Stars at HKJC International Sale

Fastnet Rock has topped all the major sales in Australasia this year and his progeny were also on fire at the 2012 Hong Kong International Sale on Saturday where he sired the two top lots of the sale. The record-breaking session concluded with an aggregate all-time high of HK$114.4 million, and saw two sons of Fastnet Rock break the sale’s previous record price. Top seller was a bay gelding by Fastnet Rock from Undercover that made $HK9 million ($A1,094,811) to the bid of Chiu Yung and was originally purchased from the Ascot Farm draft at the 2011 NZB Premier Yearling Sale for $300,000. The youngster has made a profit at every turn having been a successful pinhook for Ascot Farm, who bought him for $165,000 as a weanling at Magic Millions National from the Rothwell Park draft. He is a half-brother to four winners from a half-sister to stakes-winner Ain’t Seen Nothin’ from the family of Group I Golden Slipper winner Polar Success. Not far behind was a Fastnet Rock gelding from Verdict Declared that made $HK8million ($A973,165) when secured by Liang Guoxing and was originally purchased for $250,000 from the Reavill Farm draft at Magic Millions. He is a half-brother to Group III winner A Country Girl from stakes-winner Verdict Declared