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All Too Hard Retired

A decision to retire All Too Hard, immediately, was reached between shareholders and the Hawkes team of Michael, Wayne and father, John, trainers of the horse.

The colt had nothing further to prove, he ticked all the boxes, he now goes to stud at Vinery with a pretty impressive race record.

Sure, he could have gone to Royal Ascot, or he could have done this or that, but in the light of day was it really necessary?

All Too Hard won the races that count, weight for age races to 1600 metres, you don’t have to get any further to establish a sire.

He commences his stud career in his youth as a four year old, everything is ahead of him, he will receive the support he so richly deserves.

Furthermore, he will be well let down before the season begins, he is going to make into a very attractive four year old entire.

He could have possibly raced on for another season, or even two, but when there is a price tag on him of $25 million you don’t take risks.

“We are obviously very disappointed to see All Too Hard retire, but we understand it is the owner’s decision,” said John Hawkes.

“It was a difficult decision, as well for us, to retire a colt with so much more to offer as a racehorse,” said Vinery Stud’s General Manager Peter Orton.

“All Too Hard has done all we could have asked for and more, he is the most exciting stud prospect I have seen in many years,” he added.

All Too Hard will stand for $66,000 service fee, and the way bookings are being received there will be a waiting list shortly.

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All Too  Hard winning the Futurity Stakes



Stallion Roster

All Too Hard $66,000

Big Brown $22,000

Congrats $22,000

Dubleo $5,500

Excites $5,500

MoreThan Ready $99,000

Mossman $19,800

Myboycharlie $16,500

Onemorenomore $13,200

Pluck $11,000

Testa Rossa $ 27,500

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Payment is not due until June 15 2014



While the Golden Slipper was run at Randwick yesterday, in way off Perth the Group 3 WA Oaks was about to be decided.

The result was a great success for Vinery with the winner, Moreish, being by the resident sire, More Than Ready.

Already the sire of two Golden Slipper winners in Phelan Ready and Sebring, the son of Southern Halo is siring progeny winning classics over 2400 metres.

With progeny earnings exceeding over $100 million he is currently in a league of his own, few sires ever achieve that figure.

He has 31 yearlings to represent him at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale, including colts from the Golden Slipper winner, Polo Success, and the V R C Oaks winner, Samantha Miss.




Easter Yearling Sale

     April 9, 10 & 11


Offering A Superb Draft


Vinery 1 Custom

Lot 88 Bay or Brown Filly

More Than Ready - Element of Danger


Vinery 2 Custom

Lot 158 Chestnut Colt

More Than Ready - Kristopher Street


lVinery Lot 286 Custom

Lot 286 Brown Filly

More Than Ready - Ravishing Choice


Vinery 4 Custom

Lot 375 Bay or Brown Colt

More Than Ready - Tracy's Element


Vinery Lot 433 Custom

Lot 433 Bay or Brown Colt

Onemorenomore - La Chiflota


More Than Ready – Running hot

More Than Ready, the pride of Vinery, in the Hunter Valley at Scone, with four winners over the current week, has increased his progeny earnings to $106,067,000, well ahead of his nearest rival in Australia.

The winning streak commenced when Verrazaamo won the Group 2 Tampa Bay Derby, followed by More Than Sacred’s success in the Group 1 New Zealand Oaks, Romantic Moon became a live Golden Slipper chance after her win in the Group 3 Sweet Embrace Stakes, and Hydro capped off the week winning at Newcastle.

His versatility as a sire is beyond question he has sired two Derby winners and two Golden Slipper successes plus a third could be on the way.

Much of his success as a sire can be attributed to the proven nicking pattern to Danehill line mares that has worked so well, it is becoming a popular cross.

More Than Ready is best described as the sprinter miler, he won to 1400 metres in Group 1 company, much the same as Danehill.

His success rate is likely to continue tomorrow when his bonny daughter, More Joyous, locks horns with her stable mate, Pierro, in the $350,000 Canterbury Stakes at Rosehill Gardens.

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More Than Ready - A leading sire



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