First Winner for Awesome Rock

Tara Madgwick - Sunday March 28

Fastnet Rock has a long list of sire sons that have enjoyed success at stud and has a new sire son with a winner on the board after Awesome Rock posted his first winner at Ascot on Saturday.

Winner of the Group I VRC Emirates Stakes, Awesome Rock went to stud in Western Australia and the Sue Olive trained filly Kaymay became his first winner when saluting on debut over 1000m.

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She finished well from back in the field to score a short half head win.

A homebred for Alan and Sue Olive of Gold Front Racing and Breeding, who also bred and raced her sire, Kaymay is the fourth winner from four foals to race from Dark Queen, a Bletchley Park (IRE) juvenile winner from the family of Group winners Country Blazer and Beau Heed.

Awesome Rock

Awesome Rock stands at Gold Front Thoroughbreds and covered 35 mares last year at a fee of $6,500.

 

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Race Result - Belmont's Bunuru Plate 1000m

Ascot Track: Good(4) Time: 0:59.60
1
Kaymay
T: Sue Olive J: Ms K Yuill 55
2f Awesome Rock (AUS) x Dark Queen (AUS) (Bletchley Park (IRE))
2
0.1
Queen's Gift
T: F R Kersley J: T Turner 55
2f King's Troop (AUS) x Sheer Royalty (AUS) (Viscount (AUS))
3
0.5
Story Book
T: T M Andrews J: Kristy Bennett 52
2f Lucky Street (AUS) x Top Show (AUS) (Stratum (AUS))
4
1.4
Shezaclassychix
T: D R Harrison J: W Pike 55
2f Safeguard (AUS) x Radical Critique (AUS) (Oratorio (AUS))
MM Perth Yearling Sale Book 2 $38,000
V:Alwyn Park Stud, Serpentine, WA
B: Bridge Patrol Lodge Pty Ltd
5
3.3
Sockoff
T: D M Luciani J: B Parnham 55
2f Sessions (AUS) x Bergantina (AUS) (Passenger (AUS))
MM Perth Yearling Sale Book 2 $17,000
V:Blackwatch Stud, Coolup, WA
B: Loloma Farms
6
4.6
Silver Bugg
T: Ms S Bakranich J: Lucy Warwick 55
2f Vert De Grece (IRE) x La Ca Bug (AUS) (Tobougg (IRE))
7
5.0
Kentucky Blue
T: N D Parnham J: S Parnham 57
2g Snippetson (AUS) x Miss Margene (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
MM Perth Yearling Sale Book 1 $110,000
V:Bellbridge Park, Myalup, WA
B: Neville Parnham Racing
8
7.6
Rommel's War
T: N D Parnham J: Chris Parnham 55
2f Rommel (AUS) x Binky Toy (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
MM Perth Yearling Sale Book 1 $55,000
V:Mogumber Park, Bullsbrook, WA
B: Neville Parnham Racing
9
8.7
Passion For War
T: P H Jordan J: Ryan Hill 57
2g War Chant (USA) x Passion Cantata (AUS) (Oratorio (AUS))
MM Perth Yearling Sale Book 2 $45,000
V:Yarradale Stud, Gidgegannup, WA
B: Paul Jordan
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