Merchant Navy

Bay201416.00 hh (1.62 m)
Distance won over: 1200m. to 1400m.
Fastnet Rock - Legally Bay
Fee for 2021: $33,000

Unbeaten 2YO & dual Gr.1 winning 3YO sprinter by Fastnet Rock

  • Probably the fastest son of FASTNET ROCK
  • Full-brother to 1200m Gr.2 winner JOLIE BAY
  • Out of 1200m Group-winning 2YO LEGALLY BAY

Just like SNITZEL, he’s a Gr.1-winning sprinter, by a son of DANEHILL and out of a Stakes winner by SNIPPETS

“The 1200m dash down the Flemington straight has long been considered a sire making race… Merchant Navy added his name to the roll in Saturday’s Coolmore, taking his place in history in spectacular fashion: weaving a passage over the final 100m to catch tearaway leader, Invincible Star, right on the wire. Even better still for connections, Merchant Navy has the pedigree to match his talent for speed.” www.aushorse.com.au, November 6, 2017

“Fastnet Rock continues to excel both on the racecourse and in the sales ring and in Merchant Navy we are thrilled to have arguably his best sprinting son.” Tom Magnier

Leading Australian First Crop Sire at the 2021 Yearling Sales by Average

His first yearlings in 2021 sold for $500,000, $425,000, $400,000, $360,000, $340,000, $320,000, $300,000, $300,000, $280,000, $260,000, $250,000, $220,000, $210,000, $210,000, $200,000 etc.

"Merchant Navy is the most talented sprinter I’ve ever trained. We bought 3 at the Gold Coast and we will certainly be adding more of them to our stable over the coming months. I’m confident he will make it as a stallion." Ciaron Maher, purchaser of Merchant Navy yearlings for $425,000, $160,000 and $130,000

“An absolute queen, this filly! She looks like the best Fastnet Rock fillies, it’s great to see that strength coming through Merchant Navy’s stock. She impressed us at Segenhoe and even more throughout Magic Millions.” Adrian Bott on the Thunder Lady filly bought for $320,000