Fastnet Rock


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Fastnet Rock

(făst`nĭt), islet, Co. Cork, S Republic of Ireland. Its 160-ft (49-m) lighthouse is near the most southerly point of Ireland. It is the marker for the furthest leg of the Fastnet Cup, a yacht race in the Admirals Cup.
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Caption: Top: LANDMARK MOMENT Round the iconic Fastnet Rock or the Teardrop of Ireland', one of the leaders sets course for Plymouth.
Churchill's trainer Aidan O'Brien should take the Group 1 Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes (5.
25 million Qipcosponsored highlight, largely on the assumption Ballydoyle will not run her against Churchill and Cliffs Of Moher, and she remains hot favourite for the Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes on the same card.
The race takes the fleet from England's south coast to the Fastnet Rock off southern Ireland, then back across the Irish Sea to the finish in Plymouth.
NAUGHTY OR NICE (John Oxx) THE Fastnet Rock filly is interesting in the Ribblesdale Stakes on Thursday.
While that was a letdown, a quick glance back to last year in the form book offers much more hope for the son of Fastnet Rock as he ran very green when fifth on his debut before stepping up on that to win a Newbury maiden over a mile in October.
Bailey snapped up the son of Fastnet Rock for 17,000 guineas and promptly turned him out in Listed company at Kempton, where he failed to make any impact at all behind Grendisar.
He managed only eighth place in the Epsom Derby on his first attempt at 12 furlongs, but rather than using the trip as an excuse for the son of Fastnet Rock, Weld believes it was the ups and downs of Epsom that did not suit.
The Fastnet Rock colt was taking a major rise in class just 13 days after a maiden win at Leopardstown, but he came through this test in good style.
During his twenty-one years of service, Butler worked at the lighthouses of Bull Rock, Mizen Head, the Old Head of Kinsale, and Fastnet Rock.
Gerald Butler joined Irish Lights in 1969 and spent over 21 years tending to lighthouses on the coast of Ireland, including Fastnet Rock, the site of a tragic 1979 yacht race.
They will compete on equal terms against the other 350 teams all the way down the Channel, round the Lizard, up to the Fastnet Rock off the south of Ireland and back across the Irish Sea to finish in Plymouth.