Merchant Navy

Bay201416.00 hh (1.62 m)
Distance won over: 1200m. to 1400m.
Fastnet Rock - Legally Bay
Fee for 2020: $44,000

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

  • Probably the fastest son of Fastnet Rock
  • Full-brother to 6f. Gr.2 winner Jolie Bay
  • Out of 6f. 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.”, November 6, 2017

“one of the nation’s emerging sprinting superstars”, 4 November, 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

His first foals are impressing breeders!

“She is an outstanding first foal out of a top-class young mare. She has great strength and oozes quality. We supported him heavily in his first season with quality mares and we will continue to do so.”
- Steven O’Connor of Go Bloodstock on the filly ex. Santuzza bred by Sir Owen Glenn

“She’s a nice foal. A very smart filly. Looks like a racehorse.”
- John Kelly of Newhaven Park on the filly ex Classic Charlotte

“The Merchant Navy filly out of Love Shuttle is and outstanding foal, a real cracker, we couldn’t be happier with it.”
- Stuart Ramsey, Turangga Farm