$16,500 inc. GST
Fastnet Rock x Forest Native, by Forest Wildcat
Bay 2008 16.0 HH
With his oldest progeny only five, Fastnet Rock’s extremely talented G1-winning son Foxwedge, the Champion Second Season Sire of his year, is a stallion that has so much more to offer and with his move to Victoria, the opportunities for not only local, but international breeders, are endless.
With G1 winners in three different countries, and success in a further 16, the progeny of Foxwedge have clearly shown their global appeal through his impressive looking, precocious yearlings, who continue to train on.
James Price, General Manager Commercial at Woodside Park Stud said: “Foxwedge is a G1 winner who produces impressive stock that captures buyers’ attention. Coupled with this, his ability to get stakes horses (8.5%) will ensure his stock commands not only local but international appeal”
With his yearling selling up to $560,000, just shy of 40 stakes performers internationally and his consistent fertility, all are telling factors that will continue to see Foxwedge as a successful stallion well into the future.
G1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes winner Foxplay as well as G1 Railway Stakes winner Volpe Veloce are both from the first south hemisphere crop of Foxwedge, while his G1 Pretty Polly Stakes winner Urban Fox is from the first northern hemisphere crop, highlighting his international appeal.
A winner of the G2 Furious Stakes and G2 Tea Rose Stakes at 3, followed by the G2 Phar Lap Stakes and the Queen of The Turf at 4, Foxplay was the winner of the prestigious 2016 ATC Princess Series and was also Crowned 2017 Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders Champion Three Year Old Filly, while the New Zealand-based Volpe Veloce was the winner of her first seven career starts, with an overall career to date highlighted by 11 wins including not only the G1 Railway Stakes, but a further five black type race victories.
With 100% winners to runners in South Africa including the current unbeaten 3YO filly Run Fox Run and the stakes winner Infamous Fox, European G1 winner Urban Fox was purchased privately before her elite level success by connections in South Africa.
With progeny earnings nearing $19 million, Foxwedge’s stakes winning progeny also include the G2 winner Noire as well as the G3 winner Alassio.
As a son of Champion Sire and sire of sire Fastnet Rock (Danehill) out of the Forest Wildcat mare Forest Native, who as a broodmare sire has produced 147 stakes performers including seven G1 winners, Foxwedge has proven successful with many broodmare sire lines including stakes success from daughters of Barathea, Starcraft, Woodman and Red Ransom.
One of twenty sons at stud in Australia by his Champion Sire, as listed by the Australian Stud Book, Foxwedge is the ONLY active stallion to have produced three or more individual G1 winners.
On the track, Foxwedge was one of the leading runners of his generation. A winner on debut, the John O’Shea-trained colt went back to back at his first two starts before finishing third in the G2 Todman Stakes behind Smart Missile and Sepoy. After tackling the G1 Golden Slipper at just his fourth start, the colt was sent for a well-deserved spell.
Resuming in the G3 San Domenico Stakes with victory over Anise and Kurata Queen, two starts later Foxwedge captured the G2 Roman Consul Stakes, a race won in the past by the likes of Exceed And Excel and his very own sire Fastnet Rock.
A very narrow second in the G1 Coolmore Stud Stakes down the Flemington straight behind World Champion 3YO Sprinter Sepoy, Foxwedge was then spelled before tackling for consecutive G1 sprints.
Fourth in the G1 Lightning Stakes on resumption behind the world class Black Caviar, Hay List and Buffering, Foxwedge then went on to finish third behind those two placegetters in the G1 Newmarket, before exacting revenge over the pair in the G1 William Reid Stakes, earning the $925,000 Inglis Easter yearling sale sold colt his elite level victory.
After a final start in the G1 TJ Smith Stakes at Randwick the colt was retired to stud.