Sire: Merchant Navy

Colour: Bay

Dam: Fuhrnatic

Sex: Colt

Age: 4

Foaled: Sep 24, 2019

Country: Australia


Owners: M J Davidson, Dorrington Farm, J Luca, Lincracing, P B Barmby, D D Files, C A Halligan, A M Halligan, Beautiful Sell, G N Franklin, L J Gillings, T Inglis, Mrs K Inglis, Mrs M L Templeton, Mrs M Truin, M P Brosnan, A J Mabilia, Four Pints Racing, P J Brosnan & R L Henriksen

2: 0 - 0 - 0
Wins: 0.0%
Place: 0.0%

This son of Merchant Navy purchased from the Inglis Premier Sale is qualified for Super Vobis and the Vobis gold Bonus prize money scheme.

Merchant Navy was an unbeaten 2YO and a dual Gr1 winning 3YO sprinter by super sire Fastnet Rock. His first yearlings in 2021 have sold for $500,000, $425,000, $400,000, $340,000, $320,000, $260,000, $250,000 etc. So we think we have bought at great value at $170k.

Merchant Navy added his name to the roll in the VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes, taking his place in history in spectacular fashion: weaving a passage over the final 100m to catch tearaway leader, Invincible Star, right on the wire. Even better still for connections, Merchant Navy has the pedigree to match his talent for speed.

Merchant Navy is one of the fastest sons of world super sire Fastnet Rock. He is a full brother to 1200m Group Two winner Jolie Bay.

Out of the dam Fuhrnatic, she was a speedy six time winner over 1030m to 1350m. Not only proven on the track her results in the breeding barn match with 5 foals to race, all have been winners! Her most successful is Black Type winner Fuhryk. A filly by Star Witness, she amassed over $764K. Other sprinting progeny include Reginae, Magnetism, Standup’n’deliver, and Schnoozer.

This colt is a horse that we used some extra information on using Biomechanics. It’s a company called Bio Data Track. Here is a link to what they do and what we utilise to try and buy the better athlete:

The colt is currently at Nathan Dunn Racing going though his breaking in and education process.

An update from Nathan Dunn on March 23:

An update from Nathan Dunn on April 5..


A final update from Nathan Dunn on April 19.



June 24 update: The colt is now in pre training at John Ledgers, he will come to Caulfield shortly.


The colt was purchased for $170,000. Ownership opportunities includes purchase price, transport from the sales, vetting (including scope, x-ray inspections and clinical exam), twelve month mortality insurance, emergency surgery cover, breaking in, one month agistment, photos/video, Bio Data commission, Inglis Race Series and GST.

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Foaled 24th September 2019

SireFastnet RockDanehillDanzig
MERCHANT NAVY (AUS) Piccadilly CircusRoyal Academy
2014Legally BaySnippetsLunchtime
  DecidityLast Tycoon
DamLangfuhrDanzigNorthern Dancer
FUHRNATIC (AUS) Sweet Briar TooBriartic
2003TatsAt TalaqRoberto
  Pseudonym MissSo Called

MERCHANT NAVY (AUS) (Bay 2014-Stud Aust. 2018, Ire. 2019). 7 wins-3 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, A$939,950, £340,260, €70,800, VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1, Royal Ascot Diamond Jubilee S., Gr.1, Curragh Greenlands S., Gr.2, MRC HDF McNeil S., Gr.3, 3d VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1. Brother to SW Jolie Bay (ATC Roman Consul S., Gr.2) and SP Zara Bay. Half-brother to the dam of SP Shotmaker. His oldest progeny are yearlings.


1st dam

Fuhrnatic, by Langfuhr. 6 wins to 1350m, A$101,900, BTC Business & Equipment Finance H., Joli Boutique Racecourse Rd H., QTC Gold Tie H., 2d BRC Just Now H., L, Qld Tatt's RC Tattersall's Classic, L, 3d QTC Cleandomain H. This is her seventh foal. Dam of five foals to race, all winners-

FUHRYK (f. by Star Witness). 6 wins at 1100m, 1200m, A$764,785, SAJC Proud Miss S., Gr.3, MRC Kevin Hayes S., Gr.3, Alinghi S., L, MVRC VOBIS Gold Carat, CRT Whites Rural H., 2d WATC Winterbottom S., Gr.1, SAJC Euclase S., Gr.2, MRC Geoffrey Bellmaine S., Gr.3.

Reginae (f. by All Too Hard). 2 wins at 1200m, 1300m, A$128,925, NSW Tatt's RC Heritage Society H., 2d ATC All Too Hard at Vinery 2YO H., 3d ATC ICL Tri Smart H.

Magnetism (g. by Magnus). 3 wins to 1400m in 2019-20 in Aust.

Standup'n'deliver (g. by Not a Single Doubt). 2 wins at 1400m, 2000m in Aust.

Schnoozer (g. by Snitzel). Winner at 1100m in Aust.


2nd dam

Tats, by At Talaq. 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1800m, A$84,890, QTC Moreton Hire H., 2d QTC Ellerslie H., 3d Toowoomba Cup, L, BTC Brisbane News H., QTC Qantas Club H., Manikato H., BTC Doomben Punters Podium H. Dam of 7 named foals, all raced, 5 winners, inc:-

Fuhrnatic (Langfuhr). 6 wins. See above.

Product. 6 wins to 1400m, A$149,300, BRC Jim Beam H., Sirromet Wines H., Sky International H., Greenslopes Private Hospital P., 2d BRC Sky International H., Channel Seven H., Mount Franklin Sparkling H., Bundaberg Rum H., 3d BRC Lyndhurst Stud H.

Annie Sue. 4 wins to 1400m in Aust.

Crockett's Mistake. 2 wins at 1600m, 1800m in Aust.

Jekama. Winner at 1200m in Aust.


3rd dam

PSEUDONYM MISS, by So Called. 3 wins from 1300m to 1600m, A$99,200, VRC Vanity S., L, Kitty Hawk H., 2d VATC One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Heath S.H., L, VRC Carringbush H., MVRC WH Stocks H., 3d MVRC Hi Ace H., 4th VRC Edward Manifold S., Gr.2, VATC Sandown Guineas, Gr.2. Sister to Anonym Girl (dam of WESTERN OUTLAW). Dam of 7 named foals, all raced, 4 winners, inc:-

Tats (At Talaq). 8 wins. See above.

Raging Force. 10 wins from 1250m to 1600m, A$179,600, VRC Woman's Day Cup, VATC The Journal H., Qld Tatt's RC Carlton H., 2d VATC Nicopolis H., Qld Tatt's RC Crown Lager H., QTC FM104 Triple M H., 3d VRC Greenline Welter H., VATC Rawdon H., VRC Hilton Nicholas H.

Ultimate Success. 3 wins from 1300m to 2200m, MVRC TROA H.

Vitality Prince - Winicon (Sing.). 8 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$7,200, S$299,900 in Aust. and Singapore, Singapore TC Benchmark 89 H., Benchmark 75 H., Class 3 H., Benchmark 67 H., Benchmark 60 Race H., Class 4 H.-twice, 2d Singapore TC Class 3 H., Class 4 H., Benchmark 62 H.-twice, 3d Singapore TC Class 3 H.-twice, Benchmark 78 H., Benchmark 75 H., Class 4 H.

Jeton Vert. Unplaced. Dam of-

Madison Lane. 6 wins from 1600m to 3000m, A$202,540, VRC Piping Lane H., MRC Daniel O'Brien H., VRC BR Smith Hurdle, MRC Alibhai H., 2d MRC JG Heywood H., 3d MRC Beaulivre H.


4th dam

ROMANTIC HOSTESS, by Lad's Love. Raced twice. Dam of 8 named foals, 7 to race, 3 winners, inc:-

PSEUDONYM MISS (So Called). 3 wins. See above.

Anonym Girl. 4 wins-1 at 2-to 1200m, MVRC Nonga H., 2d VATC Surround H., 3d VATC Quezette H. Dam of-

WESTERN OUTLAW (Western Symphony). 8 wins from 1200m to 2500m, A$319,360, VRC Bagot H., L, VATC Lobster Cave H., MVRC City of Moonee Valley H., VRC Bounty Hawk H., MVRC Australian Racing Museum H., VATC Prince Courtauld H., 2d Bendigo Cup, L, Ballarat Cup, L.

Romantic Call. Raced once. Dam of-

So Svelte (Plush). 9 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, A$127,385, VRC Vichealth Winter Championship H., VATC Din San Nurseries H., 2d VRC Four'n Twenty Pasties H., VATC Blazing Saddles H., June H., 3d VRC Winter Championship H., L, Bargain Box Welter H., 4th VRC Gibson Carmichael S., L.

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