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Magic Millions Yearlings Day-1: $400k Fastnet Rock Colt
In the Australian sale ring, Hong Kong's Richard Hui paid top price of $400,000 for a colt by multiple Gr1-winning Australian-bred Coolmore stallion Fastnet Rock (the 6th foal out of 6-time-winning 15-year-old Rigoletto mare Lirico) during yesterday's opening session at the 3-day Magic Millions National Yearling Sale on the Queensland Gold Coast. The colt was consigned by Newgate Farm as agent & his dam Lirico's 4 foals to race to date (all winners) include: stakes-winner & Gr3-placed The Mikado; HK 5-time-winner & dual Gr3-placed Brilliant Chapter; 4-time-winner Bullish Star; & 3-time-winner Black Type. In addition Lirico is a full-sister to dual-winner Altezza (dam of dual Gr3-winner Mustard) & a half-sister to Gr3-placed Pearl Princess (dam of Gr3-winner Silver Flyer), winner Classy Tricks (dam of stakes-winner Valuate), winner That's Me (dam of stakes-winner Deianira) & unraced Sagala (dam of stakes-winner Sir Amadi).