Hvasstan to stand at Clear Mountain Fairview

Hvasstan will stand at Clear Mountain Fairview in Queensland after his final racing campaign at the winter carnival.

Hvasstan (5h Fastnet Rock – Snow Hero by True Hero) was a Group 3 winner of the Norman Robinson Stakes (2000m) at Caulfield and finished fourth Group 1 Victorian Derby (2500m).

Bred and sold by Romsey-based Supreme Thoroughbreds owner Brent Grayling, he made $260,000 at the 2011 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale and has earned over $460,000 to date.

Trainer Peter Gelagotis rates Hvasstan as the best horse he has trained – better than his current Group 1 star Mourinho.

“Hvasstan is a horse with so much ability and the owners have retained an interest in him at stud,” Gelagotis said.  “He’s been transferred to Tony Gollan and will target a number of key races during the winter carnival.”

Hvasstan will stand for a $4,400 (inc gst) service fee at Clear Mountain Fairview.  The Darling Downs stud is also home to Al Samer, Outback Prince, Tycoon Ruler and Zaha.