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Nicks That Click – Two Champions Combine

Lot 25- Fastnet Rock x Amory Lane filly
Lot 25- Fastnet Rock x Amory Lane filly

A proven mix is represented in Curraghmore's Book 1 draft in Lot 25, the filly by Fastnet Rock out of the Group Two placed Amory Lane (Galileo).

A new Group One winner last weekend has added further fuel to the fire that has ignited from this nick which might seem obvious, but has still surprised with its formidable potency.

A mix of Sadler's Wells and Danehill in a pedigree has always been a recipe for success and delivered some of the world's best racehorses including Frankel and Minding so it only makes sense that their finest sons should also share a keen affinity.

The specific nick of Fastnet Rock over mares by Galileo has enjoyed spectacular success with Saturday's Gr.1 Levin Classic winner Age of Fire the sixth Group One winner bred this way.

There have been 57 runners that have produced 44 winners (77.2%), with 15 of those stakes-winners making for 26.3% stakes-winners to runners.

Galileo mares are undoubtedly more plentiful in the Northern Hemisphere and of those 15 stakes-winners nine have resulted from Fastnet Rock's coverings in Ireland, but that doesn't mean Australasian breeders can't get in on the action.

The Australian Studbook shows some 140 odd broodmares in Australia by Galileo and five of those were among the 154 mares covered by Fastnet Rock here last spring.

For breeders looking to top up their bloodstock portfolio with some international purchases, the European breeding stock sales are packed with fillies and mares by Galileo.

European breeders are already on board with this nick in a big way!

Of the 133 mares Fastnet Rock covered in Ireland last year, 49 were by Galileo which was approximately 37% of his total Northern Hemisphere book. -breednet.com.au


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