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All Too Hard celebrates in style

Darhad became the eighth individual winner this season for his sire, All Too Hard, when he won at Hawkesbury on Thursday.

He almost had a winner at Flemington when Eclair Sunshine beat all but the boom colt Royal Symphony.

That was an outstanding performance, to be beaten by the best three year old colt in Australia

All Too Hard leads the Australia’s second season sires list with prizemoney earnings of $340,000 this season.

He has become the pace setter ahead of Your Song, Golden Archer, Bullet Train, Reliable Man ,Dalakhani, Barbados, and Pierro.

Black Type is awaiting the unbeaten Superhard when he runs at Caulfield tomorrow, and Lincoln Hills, at Hastings in New Zealand.    


All Too Hard firing up

Within the first few days of the new racing season, All Too Hard is surely making his presence felt, siring a double when Super Hard won at Sandown, and All Come True made it a double for the week, scoring at Seymour.

Both fillies are trained at Caulfield by Robert Smerdon, All Too Hard’s first crop of foals have produced 11 winners, with two being stakes winners, Smerdon is being patient, he is taking his time, thus is now reaping the rewards

In fact it was the second win for Super Hard; he saluted at Sandown after having won previously at Pakenham.

Patience may be the formula for All Too Hard, while he was a good two year old; he won the Talindert Stakes and the Sires Produce Stakes, both races at Flemington.

Whatever All Too Hard would do at two, it was certain he would do better at three, it was a stellar season for the Hawkes team, the Orr Stakes, Caulfield Guineas, defeating Pierro, and finishing ahead of him again, while still maturing and beating all but Ocean Park in the Cox Plate.

He came back in the autumn as if he had never been away, and a great autumn followed, winning the Futurity and the time honoured All Aged Stakes, as his grand sire, Flying Spur did.

All Too Hard has the ideal formula to attract breeders, he has an excellent pedigree, most importantly he has never been over used with racing, just the 12 starts, winning 7 times in major races, 4 at Group 1 level, and only out of the money twice.

His pedigree can hardly be questioned, being a half brother to Black Caviar, and being closely related to Magnus and Wilander.

His first of his foals are now three, they have not been over raced, they are now three and likely to emulate their sire.

Four winners in three days, and seven winners in the new season, speaks well for All Too Hard, who is going places .

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Star Turn Joins Vinery

Star Turn is the latest edition to join the stallion ranks at Vinery a brilliant three year old with an explosive turn of foot that was clearly demonstrated in his swan song in the William Reid Stakes at Moonee Valley.

He was not over burdened with racing having just the 12 starts winning three times and only out of a place three times.

There no question about his physique he is a high quality thoroughbred a striking chestnut beautifully marked he is a real eye catcher.

He looks certain to get quality horses that should be well endowed with pace to compliment his foals both sides of his pedigree is well endowed with speed.

His sire Star Witness came under notice when he won the Goup1 Blue Diamond Stakes and just to prove it was no fluke he also won the Talindert Stakes in that autumn.

From there he won Group 1 Ascot Vale Stakes he was already the potential champion sprinting sire that was endorsed when he went to the UK his mission was Royal Ascot for the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes where he finished second to Prohibit and then third to Society Rock four days later in the Golden Jubilee Stakes.  

Star Witness is already a proven success at stud in 2016 his yearlings fetched up to $750k, $300k, $210k, $200k he was Australia’s leading second season sire.

His son Star Turn is entitled to the same opportunities and he no doubt will receive them at Vinery among the major studs in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales.

Star Turn is out of excellent mare his dam Golden Delicious was a smart two year old winning four races over 1000 and 1200 metres in all she won a further nine times she was clearly among the best mares of her generation in Perth.

She was not only a very smart race mare winning 13 races she prove a dual purpose mare she produced five foals four raced all were winners.

The second dam Barossa Gourmet by Pre Emptive Strike, proved a useful mare winning six races and produced six foals to race four were winners. 

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Vinery Stallions 2017

More Than Ready   $66,000

All Too Hard             $44,000

Press Statement       $22,000

Star Turn                   $22,000

Headwater                 $16,500

Testa Rossa               $16,500

Casino Prince             $11,000

Pluck                             $9,900


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Lot 55 Bay Filly by All Too Hard – Belscenica—Scenic

Dam won 7 races 1400 to 2040 m placed at Group level,half
Sister to Bel Thor and Belscenica an impressive pedigree over
four generations from the family of Piavonic.

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 Lot 179 Grey Filly (USA( by Tapit (USA) ---Hour Glass ---Petionville

Sire has produced 833 runners for 624 winners inc. 89 Stake Winners, Dam won Belmont Vagrancy Hcp.Group dam of 2 foals to race It’tizhourwa

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Lot 287 Bay Colt by All Too Hard –Polar Success – Success Express

Dam won Golden Slipper Stakes Group 1, dam of 7 foals to race, 5 winners Lockroy, Polaway, Polarway, Fiction.

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Lot 325 Bay Colt by All Too Hard –Sacred Choice – Choisir

Dam outstanding race mare 9 wins Doncaster Hcp Gr 1,Myer Classic Gr1,
2nd Cox Plate this is her third foal nothing has raced as yet.

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Lot 368 Bay Filly by Medaglia d’Oro –Spring Venture (USA) Spring at Last.

Dam winner of four races at 3 years Woodbine Natalma Stakes Group2 half sister Swift Artist this is her first foal.

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