Fastnet Rock was the busiest stallion in Australia during the 2011 southern season according to figures just released by the Australian Stud Book.
The Coolmore sire covered 224 mares at Coolmore Stud in the spring before shuttling back to Ireland a month ago. He served 150 mares at Coolmore headquarters in Co. Tipperary last year.
Fastnet Rock covered his southern book at a fee of $132,000. Although still only a 10 year-old, the son of Danehill is the sire of 24 stakes winners including 8 at Group 1 level. His first European crop are yearlings and he is set to stand his third northern season at a private fee.
TOP 5 STALLIONS IN 2011
224 Fastnet Rock (Coolmore)
198 Bon Hoffa (Bowness)
192 Sebring (Widden)
186 High Chaparral (Coolmore)
180 Not A Single Doubt (Arrowfield)
The most popular first season stallions were Rothesay – Glenlogan Park (145), Star Witness – Widden (143), Tickets – Widden (139) and Reward For Effort – Chatswood (138).