$800,000 Fastnet Rock Filly Bred on a Magic Cross
The Fastnet Rock x Galileo cross runs at 22% stakes-winners to runners and there was only one yearling to be offered at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale bred this way and she duly attracted keen competition before being knocked down for $800,000.
Consigned by Strawberry Hill Stud, she is a sister-in-blood to the 2020 Group I VRC Oaks winner Personal being by Fastnet Rock from the winning Galileo mare Dreams and Wishes, a full sister to stakes-winner Personify, the dam of Personal.
An elegant bay with Oaks filly written all over her, she was purchased by Ciaron Maher Bloodstock.
"You don’t see a lot of those fillies and she was probably the best filly in the sale, I thought,” Maher told ANZ Bloodstock News.
“She has got a beautiful attitude and she has a great physical, a pedigree and a healthy enough price tag to match. She’s out of a Galileo broodmare and we have Sneaky Five out of a staying-type mare and she has won over 1000 and 1100 metres, so she is just a nice horse and we are rapt to be able to get her.”
This filly is the fourth foal of her dam, but it’s the first mating to Fastnet Rock and interestingly Dreams and Wishes has gone back to Fastnet Rock in the two years since, so this filly must have pleased everyone at the stud.
After two sessions Fastnet Rock has had 11 yearlings sell at an average $416,818.