Joie De Soir (Fastnet Rock) Wins The Listed Grand Prix De Clairefontaine

Fastnet Rock Stakes-Winner at Deauville

The Fastnet Rock x Galileo nick is one of the best there is and was highlighted at Deauville when quality mare Joie de Soir (4m Fastnet Rock x Highest Ever, by Galileo) captured the Listed Prix du Carousel (3000m) ended a frustrating run of minor placings.

Trained by Andre Fabre and ridden by Ryan Moore, she broke through for her first win this year racing to a three and a half length victory.

A homebred for the Coolmore partners, Joie de Soir is a half-sister to Group III placed Villa d’Amore and stakes-placed Rose d’Etoile being the best of three winners from unraced Galileo mare Highest Ever, a daughter of Group I winner Alpine Rose.

A stakes-winner last year, Joie de Soir has won three of 11 starts and been stakes-placed a further six times.

She’s one 27 stakes-winners bred on the magic Fastnet Rock x Galileo cross that runs at 20% stakes-winners to runners.