A little jewel on the farm!

A little jewel on the farm!

Fastnet Rock, Champion Sire in Australia in 2011-2012 and 2014-2015, has established himself as a truly top-class broodmare sire.

The son of Danehill is currently Australia’s Leading Broodmare Sire for 2023-2024, his daughters having produced no fewer than 18 black type winners in Australia alone this season.

At the time of writing, progeny of Fastnet Rock mares had claimed an impressive 29 black type races in Australia this season, and had already amassed more than AUS $30 000 000 in stakes “Down Under”.

One SA-based daughter of Fastnet Rock is Little Fastnet, whose daughter Little Ballerina (Vercingetorix) won this season’s Gr2 Wilgerbosdrift SA Fillies Nursery. Heversham Park’s Advocate Nigel Riley bought Little Fastnet on a mare sale before the exploits of Little Ballerina, and she is now an outstanding prospect for the future.

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