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Merchant Navy (AUS)

2014 Fastnet Rock (Danehill) x Legally Bay (Snippets)
Coolmore Stud

Unbeaten 2YO & dual Group 1 winning 3YO sprinter by Fastnet Rock. Winner of the sire-making Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes & Group 1 Royal Ascot Diamond Jubilee Stakes. Leading Australian First Crop Sire by average with 2021 yearlings sold for $500,000, $425,000, $400,000, $360,000, $340,000, $320,000, $300,000, $300,000 etc.

Coolmore Stud

Coolmore Stud

Stands at Coolmore Australia
2021 FEE: $33,000

3367 Golden Highway , Jerry's Plains, NSW, 2330
+61 (02) 6576 4200

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Latest News

Golden Slipper Entries for First Season Sires

First season sires have dominated proceedings in the juvenile division this year with Extreme Choice and Capitalist battling it out to be overall Champion 2YO Sire, so the release of 2022 Golden Slipper nominations this week has us investigating to see what the next wave of freshman sires will look like in terms of opportunity to win the world’s richest juvenile race.

What Do We Make Of The Easter Merchant Navy's

We saw the best of Fastnet Rock yesterday and his Easter collection, but what about his champion son Merchant Navy, who has 12 yearlings set to sell at Inglis Easter next week.

$360,000 Merchant Navy Filly at MM Adelaide

A super strong 2021 Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale produced great results on Tuesday with a filly by Merchant Navy selling for $360,000 to be the third highest priced yearling of the session, her grey colouring tracing back to the family of 1972 Golden Slipper winner John's Hope.

What Do We Make of Merchant Navy?

Analysis of the conformation of yearlings by Fastnet Rock in a story run on Sunday evening that has been super well read overnight got us thinking about his champion son Merchant Navy, whose first crop yearlings will be offered at Magic Millions 2021, so let’s take a look at them.

Edison Brings Timely Inglis Classic Update

There were four Randwick winners on Saturday that have siblings in upcoming sales and one of them is talented Fastnet Rock gelding Edison, who scored his first win in open company when saluting over 1400m.

First Foal for Merchant Navy

Fastnet Rock’s champion sprinting son Merchant Navy has his first foals arriving this spring for Coolmore.




Top Sales

2019 ex Brugal Reward (AUS)
2019 ex Shrill (GB)
2019 ex Dee Nine Elle (AUS)
2019 ex Bacchanal Woman (AUS)
2019 ex Alice's Smart (USA)

Australia Yearling Stats

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Pedigree Table

Fastnet Rock (AUS) 2001
Legally Bay (AUS) 2000
Danehill (USA) 1986
Piccadilly Circus (AUS) 1995
Snippets (AUS) 1984
Decidity (AUS) 1993
Danzig (USA) 1981
Razyana (USA) 1981
Royal Academy (USA) 1989
Gatana (AUS) 1989
Lunchtime (GB) 1977
Easy Date (AUS) 1977
Last Tycoon (IRE) 1983
Class (AUS) 1987
Natalma: 5s x5s
Northern Dancer: 4s x5d x5d x5s
Twig Moss: 4d x5s
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Race Record

At 2
1st - Anzac Day Stakes (1400) LR
1st - Racing.Com Mdn Plate (1200)
1st - Nick Johnstone Real Estate Hcp (1400)
At 3
1st - Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200) Gr.1
1st - Diamond Jubilee Stakes (1200) Gr.1
1st - Weatherbys Ireland Greenlands Stakes (1200) Gr.2
1st - H.D.F. McNeil Stakes (1200) Gr.3
3rd - Lexus Newmarket Hcp (1200) Gr.1
3rd - Schweppes Rubiton Stakes (1100) Gr.2

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2021 FOALS

Merchant Navy

The first yearlings by Royal Ascot hero Merchant Navy were bought by some great judges at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale with top honours shared by two colts that sold for $300,000 each.

The Coolmore consigned colt (pictured) from Chasing Mammon is handsome bay like his sire and a three-quarter brother to Group I winner Sherwood Forest and stakes-winner Royal Ocean. He was snapped up by Ciaron Maher Bloodstock / Mark Pilkington Management (FBAA).

Also selling for $300,000 was the colt from stakes-winner Shigeru Sendan that was offered by Fernrigg Farm and bought by High Street Racing Pty Ltd.

The top priced filly for Merchant Navy was the Segenhoe Stud consigned half-sister to Group II winner and $3million earner Away Game that made $280,000 when bought by Mark Pilkington Management.

Merchant Navy had 12 yearlings average $166,667.

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Merchant Navy

A super strong 2021 Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale produced great results on Tuesday with a filly from the first crop of Royal Ascot hero Merchant Navy selling for $360,000 to be the third highest priced yearling of the session.

Bred and consigned by Goldin Farms, who also supplied the record breaking $525,000 top lot by Fastnet Rock, the filly from stakes-winning Encosta de Lago mare Bacchanal Woman was bought by Boomer Bloodstock (FBAA)/Murray Thoroughbreds.

Craig Rounsefell of Boomer Bloodstock went specifically to this sale to buy the filly for his client Peter Murray.

“My client picked this filly on pedigree quite a while ago, so when she vetted out and we loved the look of her I got on a plane last night and saw her this morning,” Craig Rounsefell told

“She is an absolute queen, the best Merchant Navy I’ve seen this year. As a type she fits all the things we’re looking for and is a really deep filly with a lot of quality.”

The gorgeous grey is a half-sister to Group III winner Sweet Scandal and stakes-placed Sir Bacchus, a winner of nearly $600,000 in prizemoney, as well as metro winner Bayou, who are the only three foals to race from Bacchanal Woman.

The grey colouring comes straight down her female line as fourth dam Coin of Gold is a full sister to the grey 1972 Golden Slipper winner John’s Hope.

Merchant Navy has 17 entries for the upcoming Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

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Fee History

2020-$44,000 , 2019-$55,000 , 2018-$55,000