New Victorian sire Rock Hero is off and running at Lauriston Park at Creighton ‘s Creek.

The imposing son of Fastnet Rock has already covered just short of 40 mares with an outstanding fertility rate in excess of 90%.

That is great news for Lauriston and Rock Hero’s supporters who have been sending him mare from across the state and beyond.

“I am rapt with how Rock Hero is working,” said the stud’s Chris Bakker.

“His fertility is great and every mare who is ready to go is getting in foal straight away.”

“Breeders appreciate a great value horse; and with Fastnet Rock’s sons firing it is little wonder that he is proving popular.”

An imposing bay with outstanding natural ability, Rock Hero had an explosive turn of foot which was seen when he charged home from well back to take out the Listed Dulcify Quality.

Such was the strength of that victory that trainer David Payne labelled him “a very special colt” while jockey Glyn Schofield noted that “the way he got through and attacked the line was fantastic. He wanted to win the race as much as I did!”

So highly regarded was Rock Hero that Payne at one stage rated him more promising than his then stablemate Criterion. Watch this clip to hear the respected trainer discuss Rock Hero’s talent.

Already letting down after enjoying a few months at Lauriston leading to the breeding season, Rock Hero is impressing all who visit.

“We have had many bookings on the back of inspections,” Bakker said, describing Rock Hero as “an imposing, well put together stallion with a great deal of presence.”

Rock Hero’s dam, the high class Gallant Tess, is booked back into Snitzel having recently foaled a “cracking” filly by him.

Meanwhile her All Too Hard yearling filly is looking the goods whilst her Redoute’s Choice two-year-old Typhoon Tess is showing excellent ability for the David Payne stable.

For further information on Rock Hero contact Lauriston Park’s Chris and Kathie Bakker (0427 903 353) or LP Stallion’s Julie Nairn (0402 901 910)

Intersted breeders can also inspect Rock Hero online at this clip.


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