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Sire Spotlight – Merchant Navy

May 17, 2022November 9th, 2022No Comments

Unbeaten 2YO & dual Gr.1-winning 3YO sprinter by Fastnet Rock

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  • Probably the fastest son of FASTNET ROCK
  • Full-brother to 1200m Gr.2 winner JOLIE BAY
  • Out of 1200m Group-winning 2YO LEGALLY BAY

Just like SNITZEL, he’s a Gr.1-winning sprinter, by a son of DANEHILL and out of a Stakes winner by SNIPPETS

“The 1200m dash down the Flemington straight has long been considered a sire making race… Even better still for connections, Merchant Navy has the pedigree to match his talent for speed.” www.aushorse.com.au, November 6, 2017

His yearlings in 2022 have already sold for up to $700,000!

His first 2YO’s are in training with: Ciaron Maher & David Eustace (x8), Chris Waller (x4), Mark Kavanagh(x4), Mick Price & Michael Kent (x3), Peter & Paul Snowden (x3), Tony Gollan (x2), Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott, Anthony & Sam Freedman, Trent Busuttin & Natalie Young, Tony & Calvin McEvoy, Team Hawkes, John O’Shea, Mark Newnham, Annabel Neasham, Mike Moroney, Bjorn Baker, Troy Corstens, John McArdle etc.

And already include…

  • Galaxy Affair – won the Magic Millions 2YO Plate at Ascot for Daniel and Ben Pearce
  • In The Navy – impressive debut winner for trainer Phillip Stokes
  • Standing Order – led home a 1-2 for his sire when coming from last to first to win at Canterbury for Peter & Paul Snowden
  • Rebel Rosai – maiden winner on debut for Paul Murray
  • Drisana – impressive barrier trial winner at Randwick for Peter and Paul Snowden. Runner-up in the Gr.3 ATC Gimcrack Stakes

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