AWESOME ROCK (Fastnet Rock x Awesome Planet, by Giant’s Causeway) stands his first season at stud in 2017.
Awesome Rock earned over $2Million 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 four-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 eight 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 class field that included star mares Jameka, Suavito, Set Square and Real Love.
Awesome Rock performance record
- Won G1 WFA Emirates-Mackinnon Stakes (2000m)
- 2nd G1 WFA 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 3YO Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m)
- 3rd G3 3YO HDF McNeil Stakes (1200m)
- 3rd G3 3YO Fred Best Plate (1350m)
- Won Listed James Boags Symphony Stakes (1800m)
- Won 2YO Handicap (1300m)
The star Group 1 winning son of Champion Racehorse and International Sire Fastnet 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 New Zealand 1000 Guineas.
Awesome Rock has been described as near perfect by Trainer Troy Corstens. "He is close to the perfect thoroughbred, a stunning athlete and such a physical type. If you look at the way the stallion market is trending towards stallions with that real physical presence, it really creates a fantastic opportunity for a horse like Awesome Rock."
Goffs UK Managing Director, Tony Williams believes that Awesome Rock is "physically the equal of any stallion standing at stud. Being what I would call a proper physical type as a Yearling suggests he will reproduce that level of quality in his foals which will lend itself to the commercial market."
Corstens believes that Awesome Rock is capable of leaving Classic performers, particularly future high class milers.
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 stand Awesome Rock for an introductory fee of $8,000 (inc GST). A limited amount of breeding rights are also available for purchase.
For more information contact Ashleigh Carpenter on 0439 430 565.