AWESOME ROCK (Fastnet Rock x Awesome Planet, by Giant’s Causeway) stood 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 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 a fee of $7700 (inc GST)
For more information contact Sue Olive 0417 937 606
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.
LEONARDO DA HINCHI
LEONARDO DA HINCHI (Hinchinbrook x Portrait) stood his first season at stud in 2019.
Leo, as he is affectionately known, A Group 2 Winner, earned over $235,000 in prize money during his career, winning over distances from 1100m to 1300m and 1600m. He would have won significantly more but unfortunately was sidelined with fetlock issues after an explosive victory in the G2 Stutt Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley.
Kim Renner and Glen Kettlewell popped in for a meeting on the way through from Geraldton to Perth and they and Goldfront worked out a deal to keep the horse at stud in WA. Renner also races WA Horse of the Year Black Heart Bart and he bought Leonardo da Hinchi for $100,000 from Gervase Park at the 2017 Perth Magic Millions. Sent east to join ‘Bart’ in Victoria, he won on debut at Echuca in July 2018 and backed up for another late-season juvenile win at Sandown.
“Leo was a Group 1 performer who never had the opportunity to live up to his full, winning potential which was a great shame” said Brad Rawiller. Craig Williams echoed that sentiment stating that “He was never really tested, especially for his strength, and that he “would have loved to stay with him as he’s a really good horse.”
In his first two starts as a 3yo, Leo chased home eventual G1 Doncaster Mile winner Brutal for placings in the LR McKenzie Stakes and LR Exford Plate before accelerating to a convincing victory when stretching out to a mile in the G2 Stutt Stakes.
Trainer Mick Price brought him back for a Group 1 campaign into the 2019 Stradbroke Hcp but he didn’t fire in three starts during the winter carnival in Brisbane. “He’s got a motor,” Sue Olive declared. “That was obvious when he was held up for a run coming into the straight at Moonee Valley. He was still pretty raw but went straight past them when Brad Rawiller angled into the clear.”
His sire, Hinchinbrook, a three-quarter brother to Snitzel, was Champion Australian freshman in 2014-15 and his first three crops included Group 1 winners Press Statement, Beat The Clock, Seabrook and Spright.
Gervase Park owners, Chris and Andrea Gales, bred Leonardo Da Hinchi from their Octagonal mare, Portrait. They bought her carrying the Gold Front newcomer for $13,000 at the 2015 Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale.
Portrait is a half-sister to Group 2 winner Jet Spur (Flying Spur) and she has an Awesome Rock colt on the ground this season. Second-dam Verocative (Bletchingly) won a G3 Thoroughbred Club Stakes at Caulfield.
Kim Renner describes when he first laid eyes on Leo “From the moment I saw him, I knew he was something special. Not only is he a magnificent beast, he also has the perfect temperament. When I asked Darren Weir who he believed was the best horse in his stables, he said it was Leo.”
Gold Front will stand Leonardo Da Hinchi for a fee of $3000 (inclusive)
For more information contact Sue Olive 0417 937 606
Leonardo Da Hinchi race highlights:
- 1st Stutt Stakes (Grp 2) 2018 Moonee Valley (1600m)
- 1st Super Vobis 2-Y-O Hcp 2018 Sandown (1300m)
- 1st Maiden Plate 2018 Echuca (1100m)
- 2nd Exford Plate 2018 (Listed) Flemington (1400m)
- 3rd McKenzie Stakes 2018 (Listed) Moonee Valley (1200m)
Brilliant Redoute’s Choice colt Slater has been installed as foundation stallion at Gold Front Thoroughbreds.
Slater combines the best of both worlds in pedigree and performance. He’s by a champion, from a champion.
Slater’s sire Redoute’s Choice made an immediate impact at stud winning the first of his Australian titles with just three crops racing. And his first sons at stud are also on the front foot with Not A Single Doubt, Stratum, Snitzel and Bradbury’s Luck all siring stakes winners.
Slater’s dam Special Harmony was the Champion 3YO Filly of her generation winning at Group 1 level in the VRC Oaks, MRC Thousand Guineas and STC Arrowfield Stakes. The family has strong Sunspeed connections through second dam Marooned Lady (Marooned) who was a G3 winner of the WATC Sires’ Produce Stakes.
It’s an all-purpose pedigree. Special Harmony is a half-sister to a G2 Perth Cup winner (King Canute) and a G2 Karrakatta Plate winner (Redwoldt). Another half-sister Gambei (Dehere) won the 2001 Perth Magic Millions 2YO Classic.
There is no better bred Stallion in Western Australia, and no better value.
Slater stands at $1000 (inclusive)