First season sire Hvasstan arrived to his new home at Clear Mountain Fairview on the Darling Downs to start the next chapter of his career come the first of September.
The Group winning son of champion sire Fastnet Rock, wasted no time in settling into stud life after retiring from racing in June.
Hvasstan, a champion racehorse, is flying the flagship for Australasia’s best sire, Fastnet Rock, who is now quickly becoming a sire of sires and Clear Mountain Fairview stud manager Mick Frappell could not be happier with the new addition to the stud’s stallion rank.
“Hvasstan has arrived to Clear Mountain Fairview and has settled in beautifully,” stud manager Mick Frappell said.
“We are wrapped in the type of horse he is, great confirmation and a kind eye.
“He is a premium option for breeders as well as being part of the Breeder’s Bonus Scheme, part of the new and improved Queensland Thoroughbred Incentive Scheme (QTIS).
“With his extensive list of credentials, Hvasstan should appeal to anyone with a broodmare,” Frappell said.
Hvasstan started his racing career as a three-year-old and quickly showed substance as a stallion prospect when he dominated in the Group 3 MRC Norman Robinson Stakes over 2000 metres.
The proven juvenile regularly competed at Group level including gallant and unlucky fourths in the Group 1 Australian Guineas over 1600 metres and the Group 1 Victoria Derby over 2500 metres behind multiple Group 1 winners like Fiveandahalfstar and Super Cool.
Hvasstan posses all the characteristics needed for an exciting and successful stallion prospect as he embarks on his first season in 2015.
The striking stallion held form from 1400 metres to 2000 metres and in addition, held a peak international rating of 108 which he received for winning the Group 3 Norman Robinson and rated the same subsequent figure out of the Group 1 Victoria Derby and Group 1 Australian Guineas.
Hvasstan has been an exciting racehorse from the day he was purchased as a yearling for $260,000 and his conformation, performances and pedigree signify he will have every chance to succeed as a stallion.
The owners of Hvasstan realised that sons of champion stallion Fastnet Rock are limited in Australia, but are giving breeders the opportunity to get the blood at an affordable fee right here in Queensland.
“On raw ability, Hvasstan is the best horse Peter has ever trained,” Manny Gelagotis said.
“He is the most naturally talented racehorse we have seen, even above our current weight-for-age champion, Mourinho.
“Looking back on his career, he was the crème of his crop as a three-year-old, collecting Group 3 honours in the Norman Robinson Stakes and winning the Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes.
“He was a high class racehorse, following in his father’s footsteps on the track and now, follows him to the breeding barn.
“He joins other champion sons of Fastnet Rock at stud such as; Wanted, Rock ‘n’ Pop, Atlante, Foxwedge, Your Song, Smart Missile, Cluster and Hinchinbrook just to name a few.
“Through Fastnet Rock, the legacy of Danehill will no doubt be etched into the record books and we are proud that Hvasstan will be a part of that,” Gelagotis said.