Next in Line
With the first yearlings by Widden Stud’s Group I winning Fastnet Rock son Your Song set to make an impression at yearling sales in 2016, the team at Widden have been greatly encouraged by the wave of success enjoyed by champion sire Fastnet Rock over the past 12 months and his burgeoning list of successful sire sons.
Just crowned Champion Australian Sire for 2014/2015, Fastnet Rock claimed the title for the second time and also had the distinction of having two sire sons top the First Season Sires premiership by way of earnings and individual winners.
We won’t have long to wait for the next sire sons of Fastnet Rock to make their presence felt with his Group I winner Foxwedge and Group II winner Smart Missile poised for action with their first two year-olds being readied to race in the spring.
Make no mistake, sons of Fastnet Rock are on the rise and attractive Your Song is the next in line to achieve commercial success.
Arguably the fastest and best looking son of Fastnet Rock at stud, Your Song was considered by many who saw him as close to perfection as one could wish in a thoroughbred.
Breeders Gooree Stud maintain he is one of the best looking foals ever born on their famous Mudgee nursery, whilst his appearance in the mounting yard prior to his Group One triumph prompted respected commentator Alan Thomas to declare that “he would have to be the best looking horse in the country, a magnificent animal“.
Another outstanding Gooree Stud bred Group I winning like Northern Meteor, Your Song was a blistering speedster, who claimed his elite victory as a three year-old in a dazzling 5 length dominance of the older, successful sprinters in the Group I BTC Cup over 1200 metres at weight-for-age.
It was a jaw-dropping performance and was recorded as the biggest winning margin in any Group One WFA race of the 2012-13 season.
With a superb pedigree steeped in international Group I winners, the race performance and type boxes all ticked, Your Song fits the profile for success and has some terrific youngsters headed to the sales next year and already we’ve had a sneak peak.
A beautiful filly from Swing Dance fetching $150,000 to Dermot Farrington and colts from South Terrace and Shannon Wood selling for $90,000 and $80,000 at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale earlier this year.
If there is value to be had in the stallion market place this season than Your Song truly stands out.
Your Song stands his third season at a fee of $22,000 and looms as a great punt for breeders still looking to book in to a Group I winning son of Fastnet Rock.