Gold Front to stand AWESOME ROCK

Apr 03, 2017

Gold Front Thoroughbreds are proud to announce that AWESOME ROCK will be joining the Western Australian Stallion ranks in 2017.

It has been noted by many that WA needs to upgrade its stallion ranks in a bid to reinvigorate the local industry and what better way to introduce a star Group 1 winning son of Champion Racehorse and International Sire FASTNET ROCK.

Awesome rock earned over $2 Million in prize money during his career, to become the highest earning son of Fastnet Rock in Australia. He would have won significantly more if not losing the Group 1 Australian Cup on objection to 4 time Group 1 winner Preferment.

Awesome rock is a magnificent individual who took on and beat the best on the racetrack.

His stunning win in the Group 1 Emirates-Mackinnon Stakes was against an international field that included 8 Group 1 winners with French star Vadamos left in his wake along with Hauraki, The United States and Palentino.

This came after his brilliant win in the Group 2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes at Moonee Valley over a field that included star mares Jameka, Suavito, Set Square and Real Love.

Awesome Rock was the first foal from Gold Front mare Awesome Planet and sold at the 2013 Gold Coast Magic Millions Sale for $575,000.

Awesome Planet won the Group 3 Doomben Roses as well as the Listed Soliloquy Stakes and Manawatu Breeders Stakes in New Zealand. She was also Group 1 placed in the 1000 Guineas.

Awesome Rock performance record

  • Won G1 WFA Emirates-Mackinnon Stakes (2000m)
  • 2nd G1 Australian Cup (2000m) - on protest.
  • Won G2 WFA Dato Tan Chin Nam - Feehan Stakes(1600m)
  • 2nd G2 2YO VRC Sires Stakes (1400m)
  • 2nd G3 David Jones Cup (2000m)
  • 3rd G3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m)
  • 3rd G3 HDF McNeil Stakes (1200m) 
  • 3rd G3 Fred Best 3YO Plate (1350m)
  • Won Listed James Boags Symphony Stakes (1800m)
  • Won 2YO Handicap (1300m)

Champion Sire Fastnet Rock is quickly becoming the sire of sires and Awesome Rock offers WA breeders access to one of his best performed sons.

Gold Front will shortly announce Awesome Rock's service fee for the 2017 season.

For more information contact Ashleigh Carpenter on 0439 430 565.