Fastnet Rock Colt Tops at Magic Millions National
The first session of the 2018 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale was topped by an outstanding Fastnet Rock colt from Group I winning Savabeel mare Diademe.
Consigned by Coolmore, the colt was bought by Craig Rounsefell of Boomer Bloodstock for $650,000.
"He's a lovely colt," Rounsefell said. "He's obviously by Fastnet Rock - huge pedigree being out of a Group One winner - just an exciting colt to get.
"He's the right type. He's going to grow into a nice horse and hopefully it's a good decision.
"I bought him for a syndicate of owners, the decision is now in their hands - whether he will be re-offered (as a yearling) or taken to the racetrack, it will be a decision made in the coming months."
The star colt is the second foal of Diademe, a full sister to this season’s Group I New Zealand 2,000 Guineas winner Embellish. Her first foal, another colt by Fastnet Rock, made $1million at the NZB Premier Yearling Sale this year.
Diademe was bought from the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale in 2015 by Coolmore / China Horse Club for $740,000 and will be re-offered next week at the same sale by Coolmore as Lot 1007 and is in foal to Golden Slipper winner Vancouver.