Fastnet Rock has ridden the crest of a massive wave to finish the season as Australia’s champion sire in 2011-12.
The Coolmore Stud resident set a new prizemoney record for a stallion in Australia with earnings of $12.68 million. He sired 16 stakes winners including stellar performers Mosheen, Atlantic Jewel, Sea Siren and Foxwedge.
Driving his success were his three year-olds which accounted for $7.4 million of his total earnings, while his 15 two year-old winners of $2.5 million in prizemoney gave the promise of more to come in the new season ahead.
Fastnet Rock sired 130 individual winners which put him fourth on the leading sires by individual winners list and they generated 231 wins which was 15 more wins than any other sire.
Fastnet Rock follows in the footsteps of Arrowfield champions Redoute’s Choice and Flying Spur as the latest son of Danehill to claim an Australian premiership.