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Fastnet Rock colt heading to Aussie

The Fastnet Rock x Addison colt - Photo: Trish Dunell
The Fastnet Rock x Addison colt

Photo: Trish Dunell

Trelawney Stud continued a strong day of selling on day two of the New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale.

Top lot of the day for the Cambridge-based farm was the Iffraaj x Bellazeel colt who was knocked down to Hong Kong's Good Fortune Bloodstock.

The youngster, who was catalogued as Lot 273, received a timely pedigree update with his half-sister, La Strata (Stratum), recently winning her maiden at Taranaki and his brother, Seajetz, winning at Te Aroha.

The colt’s dam, Bellazeel, is a half-sister to the Group 2 winner La Rocket and the stakes-placed duo Macau Causeway and Voile Rouge (Encosta De Lago). His second dam, La Bella Dama, was a Group One winner in Australia and a dual Group Two winner in New Zealand.

A Fastnet Rock colt, out of a half-sister to dual Group One-winning Yulong-based stallion Grunt was also a feature lot of the day when sold to to Hong Kong’s Tony Fung for $350,000. 

He is the first foal out of Adelaide stakes-placed mare Addison and he was offered in the early afternoon as Lot 233.

The bidding was left to Todd Pollard at Karaka.

"He’s a lovely colt and comes from a great farm in Trelawney," said Aquis Farm’s Shane McGrath, who oversees Fung’s thoroughbred interests. 

"Brent and Cherry are great pals and we’re delighted to have secured him.

“He’s by a champion stallion, so on pedigree he looked a great buy. He was within budget and we’ll get him over here as soon as we can.”