About Valentia

New For 2016 - 2YO Group Two Winner by Australia's Best Stallion

FASTNET ROCK x SMART COMPANY (MISTER C)
Born in 2011Bay16.1hh





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  • A son of champion sire FASTNET ROCK, he was a terrific winner of the Gr.2 Skyline Stakes (1200m) as a two-year-old, a race previously won by the likes of SNITZEL, CHOISIR and another son of Fastnet Rock, the young boom sire HINCHINBROOK.

  • An outstandingly powerful looking individual, VALENTIA was a Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale topper when fetching $1.35 million as a yearling in 2013, the highest price achieved at the sale over the previous five years.

  • A dual winner at two and is one of only six Group winning two-year-old colts by FASTNET ROCK.


Upon his retirement, trainer Gai Waterhouse remarked,

“Valentia is arguably the best looking colt ever seen at Tulloch Lodge.”

“He won the Skyline Stakes Group Two very comfortably and he was my number one chance in the Golden Slipper.”

“Sadly a tendon injury restrained him from fulfilling the great three-year-old career that he was destined for.”



  • As a three-year-old VALENTIA placed 3rd in the Gr.3 Up And Coming Stakes (1300m) when he was beaten less than half a length by Scissor Kick despite striking interference and conceding 4.5kgs.

  • In the Gr.2 Stan Fox Stakes (1400m) he also placed 3rd behind Shooting to Win, a horse he had previously beaten in the Up And Coming Stakes.

  • Coming from a high-class speed family, VALENTIA is out of Smart Company, a winning full-sister to dual Group One winning sprinter SUPER ELEGANT (by Mister C).

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