Lauriston Park has tapped into the Fastnet Rock sireline with his stakes winning son Rock Hero retiring to the Creighton’s Creek nursery this year.
Fastnet Rock has just annexed his second Australian sires’ premiership and his young sons Hinchinbrook, Rothesay and Stryker all appeared in the Top 10 of the first-season sires’ premiership.
A horse with an outstanding turn of foot, Rock Hero had his career cut short by injury but was highly regarded by trainer David Payne who held him in higher esteem at three than stablemate Criterion. “He would have to be the best looking son of Fastnet Rock standing at stud,” Payne declared. “I will be very surprised if he does not make a top stallion.”
Rock Hero was a stakes winning sprinter-miler and is from Group 2 winning Galileo mare Gallant Tess. The Fastnet Rock – Galileo cross has a stunning 19% stakes winners-to-starters strike-rate.
Those statistics explains why Rock Hero is already proving popular with Victorian and interstate breeders. “He’s had lots of visitors and all are impressed by him,” Lauriston’s Chris Bakker said. “He is a superb type, full of quality with great presence.”
Broodmare owners will get to see for themselves when Rock Hero parades at Oaklands Junction during the Inglis Sale on Friday, August 21.
For further information contact Lauriston Park’s Chris and Kathie Bakker (0427 903 353) or LP Stallion’s Julie Nairn (0402 901 910).