It’s Official!

Riding the crest of a massive wave in 2011/2012, Fastnet Rock has finished the season as Champion Australian sire by earnings and stakes-winners with 130 winners of $12.6 million in prizemoney. Fastnet Rock set a new seasonal prizemoney record for a stallion in Australia with a stellar list of superior progeny headed by 16 stakes-winners including four-time Group I winner Mosheen, dual Group I winners Atlantic Jewel and Sea Siren as well as top class colt Group I winning colt Foxwedge, not to mention his New Zealand based Group I winners Planet Rock and Rock ’n’ Pop, who is now being trained in Australia by Gai Waterhouse. Driving his success were his three year-olds which accounted for $7.4 million of his total earnings, while his 15 two year-old winners of $2.5 million in prizemoney gave the promise of big things to come in the new season ahead. An interesting statistic for Fastnet Rock is that even though his 130 individual winners put him fourth on the leading sires by individual winners list, those 130 winners generated 231 wins which was 15 more wins than any other sire including those with more winners. In other words, his progeny are more likely to win multiple races which is good news for racehorse owners and explains why this phenomenally talented sire is indeed the heir apparent to his sire Danehill.