All Too Hard (AUS)
Champion All Too Hard

(Casino Prince-Helsinge, by Desert Sun)
Stands 2017 at Vinery Stud, NSW, for TBA

Champion trainer John Hawkes rated All Too Hard in the same league as Lonhro and backed that up with good money for his first-crop yearlings. Team Hawkes targeted his colts spending over $2.40 million on 11 yearlings. They made as much as $440,000 at the Gold Coast Magic Millions and $320,000 at the Inglis Sydney Easter Sale. All Too Hard topped the overall median ($220,000) for freshman sires at the Gold Coast and the averages ($244,048) at the Inglis Easter Sale.

Those returns make him value-plus for a $55,000 (inc gst) service fee at Vinery this year.

A younger half-brother to Black Caviar, he cost $1,025,000 as a yearling in 2011 after Hawkes saw off some spirited opposition including under-bidder Peter Moody. The colt paid that back with over $2.28 million in prizemoney and he added an extra zero in residual value after winning the stallion-making G1 Caulfield Guineas. “He’s right up there with the best I’ve ever trained,” Hawkes stated. “He’s a serious horse and is in the same class as Lonhro. He’s an absolute athlete and he’s got the family, the pedigree and a big heart.”

All Too Hard was ranked Australia’s Champion 3YO in 2012-13. He earned that rating after powering past Pierro in the G1 Caulfield Guineas and then returning for an unbeaten autumn campaign in the G1 Orr Stakes, G1 Futurity Stakes and G1 All Aged Stakes.

Black Caviar and All Too Hard led the Australians on the 2013 World Racehorse Rankings. Black Caviar was rated the world’s best with Arc de Triomphe winner Treve on 130 and All Too Hard was the next-best local on 122.

The dams of his first-crop two year-olds reads like a who’s who of bluebloods topped by 18 Group 1 winners and the dams of 12 Group 1 winners. The Group 1 winners included Allez Wonder, Bel Mer, Bollinger, Devil Moon, Fashions Afield, Makybe Diva, Regimental Gal, Serious Speed etc.


  *All data courtesy Arion Pedigrees


ALL TOO HARD Champion 3YO Colt in Australia in 2012-13. 7 wins-3 at 2-from 1100m to 1600m, A$2,288,200, MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, ATC All Aged S., Gr.1, MRC Futurity S., Gr.1, CF Orr S., Gr.1, ATC Pago Pago S., Gr.2, VRC Sires' Produce S., Gr.2, Talindert S., L, 2d MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1, ATC Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, 3d ATC San Domenico S., Gr.3, 4th ATC George Main S., Gr.1. He entered stud in Aust. in 2013. Sire of 56 progeny to race, 14 winners (25.0%), earnings of over $750,000, 1 stakes winner, 2 stakes placegetters, inc.

CURDLED (14g, Lonhro, Seattle Dancer). Winner at 2 in 2016-17, A$88,850, Qld Tatt's RC Winning Edge S., L, 2d ATC TAB Rewards 2YO H., 3d ATC Schweppes 2YO P.

Mystic Empire (14f, General Nediym, Kaapstad). Placed at 2 in 2016-17, 2d ATC Widden S., Gr.3.

All Too Huiying (14c, Perugino, Warmington). Placed at 2 in 2016-17, A$78,375, 2d BRC Champagne Classic, Gr.2, ATC 2YO P., 3d ATC Fernhill H., L.

The Mighty Fed (14g, Thorn Park, Royal Academy). 2 wins at 2 in 2016-17, A$110,100, ATC Stratum Star Retires to Widden 2YO H., I Am Invincible at Yarraman 2YO H.

Eclair Sunshine (14g, Giant's Causeway, Mr. Prospector). Winner at 2 in 2016-17, SAJC West Adelaide Football Club 2YO H., 2d SAJC James Boags Premium 2YO P.

Aberro (14c, Giant's Causeway, Secretariat). Winner at 1300m in 2017-18, MRC Chef's Hat P., 2d MRC (Mornington) Martin Collins Fibretrack Sires 2YO P.

Sasso Corbaro (14f, Tale of the Cat, Umatilla). Winner at 2 in 2016-17, 2d ATC Casino Prince at Vinery 2YO P., 2YO H.

Too Easy Bro (14g, Ashkalani, Blazing Saddles). Winner at 2 in 2016-17, 2d BRC Country Music Raceday 2YO H.

Lincoln Hills (14c, More Than Ready, Danehill). Winner at 2 in 2016-17.

Allied Power (14c, General Nediym, Secret Savings). Winner at 2 in 2016-17.

All Too Sweet (14g, Read the Footnotes, Out of Place). Winner at 2 in 2016-17.

Sky Lake (14f, Admiralty, Danger). Winner at 2 in 2016-17.

Hard Ruler (14f, More Than Ready, Conquistarose). Winner at 2 in 2016-17.

Za Zi Ba (14f, More Than Ready, Snippets). Winner at 2 in 2016-17.

All Too Royal (14c, Bel Esprit, At Talaq). Winner at 1200m in 2017-18.

Hard Faith (14f, Not a Single Doubt, St Jovite). Winner at 1300m in 2017-18.

Darhad (14c, Zeditave, Danehill). Placed at 2 in 2016-17, 2d City Tatt's RC City Tatt's Victory Vein 2YO P., 3d ATC Pierro 2YO P.

Groundbreak (14g, Tale of the Cat, Anabaa). Placed at 2 in 2016-17, 2d ATC Funland Australia 2YO H., 4th VRC Talindert S., L.

Reflectivity (14c, Fusaichi Pegasus, Danehill). Placed at 2 in 2016-17, 2d ATC Goldners Horse Golden Gift 2YO P., 3d ATC Variety Children's Charity 2YO P.

Blackwolf Run (14g, Lonhro, Danehill). Placed at 2 in 2016-17, 3d MVRC Whiteman Property 2YO P.

Newburgh (14c, Testa Rossa, Spinning World). Placed at 2 in 2016-17, 3d ATC TAB Rewards 2YO P.

Viva Lilli (14f, Danehill Dancer, Covetous). Placed at 2 in 2016-17, 3d WRC Melody Belle Cup.

Rocketcod (14g, Viscount, Night Shift). Placed at 2 in 2016-17.

Alik (14g, Sinndar, Formidable). Placed at 2 in 2016-17.

All Too Soon (14f, Galileo, Diesis). Placed at 2 in 2016-17, 3d ATC All Too Hard at Vinery 2YO H.

Roy's Riviera (14f, Anabaa, Sir Tristram). Placed at 2 in 2016-17.

Fine Scent (14f, Covetous, Khairpour). Placed at 2 & 3 to 2017-18, 2d WATC Get the Tabtouch 2YO P., 3d WATC Gabby Mallis 91st Birthday P.

Cuba (14c, Redoute's Choice, Euclase). Placed at 3 in 2017-18, 3d ATC Pluck at Vinery H.

Forge Ahead (14c, Danehill, Bletchingly). Placed at 3 in 2017-18.

The King's Widow (14f, Savabeel, Pins). Placed at 3 in 2017-18.


2017-08-19: 14:25, Race 5, ATC Up & Coming H., Gr.3 (1300m) A$149,500; 3yo c Cuba (All Too Hard-Tabasco Kitten by Redoute's Choice)
2017-08-19: 12:36, Race 1, Seymour RC JBL Catering Maiden P. (1000m) A$22,000; 3yo c Superhard (All Too Hard-Royal Season by Royal Academy (USA))
2017-08-19: 13:11, Race 2, Seymour RC United Insurance Group Maiden P. (1300m) A$22,000; 3yo f All Come True (All Too Hard-Dreams and Wishes by Galileo (IRE))
2017-08-19: 14:21, Race 4, Seymour RC Mitchelton Wines Maiden P. (1600m) A$22,000; 3yo g Rocketcod (All Too Hard-Stammer by Viscount)
2017-08-20: 13:10, Race 2, Pakenham RC Maiden P. (1000m) A$22,000; 3yo c Domination (All Too Hard-Attunga Rose by Springsteen)
2017-08-20: 13:10, Race 2, Pakenham RC Maiden P. (1000m) A$22,000; 3yo c Superhard (All Too Hard-Royal Season by Royal Academy (USA))
2017-08-20: 15:05, Race 5, Pakenham RC ISG Projects H. (1600m) A$18,000; 3yo g Rocketcod (All Too Hard-Stammer by Viscount)

1-2-3 Results

16/08/2017: Aberro (AUS) 3yo c (All Too Hard-Secret Cause by Giant's Causeway (USA)); 1st MRC Chef's Hat Maiden P., A$27,000 1300m, earning A$14,850
11/08/2017: Hard Faith (AUS) 3yo f (All Too Hard-Absolute Faith by Not a Single Doubt); 1st Geelong RC Geelong Cup Raceday Maiden P., A$25,000 1300m, earning A$13,750
10/08/2017: All Too Royal (AUS) 3yo c (All Too Hard-Bel Mer by Bel Esprit); 1st Bairnsdale RC Tambo Waste Maiden P., A$25,000 1200m, earning A$13,750
08/08/2017: Waimea Bay (AUS) 3yo f (All Too Hard-Waveline (USA) by Stravinsky (USA)); 2nd Scone RC Yarraman Park Maiden H., A$20,000 1000m, earning A$3,775
06/08/2017: The King's Widow (AUS) 3yo f (All Too Hard-Dowager Queen (NZ) by Savabeel); 2nd SCTC Inclusive Kids H., A$16,000 1000m, earning A$3,200
05/08/2017: Fine Scent (AUS) 3yo f (All Too Hard-Patou by Covetous); 3rd WATC Gabby Mallis 91st Birthday P., A$60,000 1200m, earning A$5,400
04/08/2017: Forge Ahead (AUS) 3yo c (All Too Hard-Secover by Danehill (USA)); 2nd Goulburn DRC Fifes Stockfeeds Maiden P., A$20,000 1200m, earning A$3,775
02/08/2017: Cuba (AUS) 3yo c (All Too Hard-Tabasco Kitten by Redoute's Choice); 3rd ATC Pluck at Vinery Maiden H., A$38,100 1100m, earning A$4,000
29/07/2017: Too Easy Bro (AUS) 2yo g (All Too Hard-Ashenti by Ashkalani (IRE)); 2nd BRC Country Music Raceday 2YO H., A$60,000 1050m, earning A$10,800
27/07/2017: Hard Faith (AUS) 2yo f (All Too Hard-Absolute Faith by Not a Single Doubt); 3rd Echuca RC Melbourne Cup at Echuca on Sale Maiden 2YO P., A$23,000 1100m, earning A$1,840
27/07/2017: Sasso Corbaro (AUS) 2yo f (All Too Hard-Furline by Tale of the Cat (USA)); 1st Newcastle JC Spring Carnival Maiden 2YO P., A$28,500 1150m, earning A$16,800
26/07/2017: Fine Scent (AUS) 2yo f (All Too Hard-Patou by Covetous); 2nd WATC Get the Tabtouch 2YO P., A$22,500 1200m, earning A$4,500
25/07/2017: Za Zi Ba (AUS) 2yo f (All Too Hard-Wiener by More Than Ready (USA)); 1st Wyong RC Wyong Golf Club Maiden 2YO P., A$30,000 1100m, earning A$16,800
12/07/2017: All Too Soon (AUS) 2yo f (All Too Hard-Gallant Tess by Galileo (IRE)); 3rd ATC All Too Hard at Vinery 2YO H., A$39,600 1550m, earning A$4,000
05/07/2017: Sasso Corbaro (AUS) 2yo f (All Too Hard-Furline by Tale of the Cat (USA)); 2nd ATC Maiden 2YO H., A$40,000 1200m, earning A$8,000
01/07/2017: Too Easy Bro (AUS) 2yo g (All Too Hard-Ashenti by Ashkalani (IRE)); 1st GCTC Aquis Titans Community Raceday Maiden 2YO H., A$14,000 1100m, earning A$9,100
24/06/2017: Curdled (AUS) 2yo g (All Too Hard-Custard by Lonhro); 1st Qld Tatt's RC Winning Edge S., L, A$100,000 1350m, earning A$64,000
21/06/2017: Sasso Corbaro (AUS) 2yo f (All Too Hard-Furline by Tale of the Cat (USA)); 2nd ATC Casino Prince at Vinery Maiden 2YO P., A$39,600 1100m, earning A$8,000
20/06/2017: Rocketcod (AUS) 2yo g (All Too Hard-Stammer by Viscount); 2nd Pakenham RC APM Group Maiden P., A$20,000 1400m, earning A$3,400
18/06/2017: Hard Ruler (AUS) 2yo f (All Too Hard-Legislature by More Than Ready (USA)); 1st Sale TC Duart Homestead Maiden 2YO P., A$20,700 1617m, earning A$12,650
17/06/2017: Eclair Sunshine (AUS) 2yo g (All Too Hard-Miss Rangoon (USA) by Giant's Causeway (USA)); 1st SAJC West Adelaide Football Club 2YO H., A$41,400 1050m, earning A$25,500
12/06/2017: Curdled (AUS) 2yo g (All Too Hard-Custard by Lonhro); 2nd ATC TAB Rewards Maiden 2YO H., A$50,000 1200m, earning A$10,000
10/06/2017: Alik (AUS) 2yo g (All Too Hard-Kerimba (IRE) by Sinndar (IRE)); 3rd Illawarra TC Poplar Petfood & Produce Maiden 2YO H., A$30,000 1400m, earning A$2,950
26/05/2017: Sky Lake (AUS) 2yo f (All Too Hard-Vietnam by Admiralty (USA)); 1st Cranbourne TC Obrien Real Estate Maiden P., A$23,750 1300m, earning A$13,750
13/05/2017: All Too Huiying (AUS) 2yo c (All Too Hard-Madame Flurry by Perugino (USA)); 2nd BRC Champagne Classic, Gr.2, A$179,500 1200m, earning A$35,000
09/05/2017: Rocketcod (AUS) 2yo g (All Too Hard-Stammer by Viscount); 2nd Geelong RC Bet365 Maiden P., A$21,850 1200m, earning A$3,910
09/05/2017: All Too Sweet (AUS) 2yo g (All Too Hard-Rightly So (USA) by Read the Footnotes (USA)); 1st Hawkesbury RC Nor-West Jets Maiden H., A$29,700 1300m, earning A$16,800
06/05/2017: Curdled (AUS) 2yo g (All Too Hard-Custard by Lonhro); 2nd Newcastle JC Royles Maiden 2YO P., A$30,000 900m, earning A$5,850
04/05/2017: Allied Power (AUS) 2yo c (All Too Hard-Night War by General Nediym); 1st Gosford RC Debortoli Emeri Pink Maiden P., A$28,500 1100m, earning A$16,800
22/04/2017: The Mighty Fed (AUS) 2yo g (All Too Hard-Swiss Rose (NZ) by Thorn Park); 1st ATC Stratum Star Retires to Widden 2YO H., A$111,000 1100m, earning A$74,000
12/04/2017: The Mighty Fed (AUS) 2yo g (All Too Hard-Swiss Rose (NZ) by Thorn Park); 1st ATC I Am Invincible at Yarraman 2YO H., A$40,000 1200m, earning A$22,200
08/04/2017: All Too Huiying (AUS) 2yo c (All Too Hard-Madame Flurry by Perugino (USA)); 3rd ATC Fernhill H., L, A$148,500 1600m, earning A$13,500
08/04/2017: Viva Lilli (NZ) 2yo f (All Too Hard-Viva Caro by Danehill Dancer (IRE)); 3rd WRC Melody Belle Cup, NZ$20,000 1000m, earning NZ$2,000
29/03/2017: Reflectivity (AUS) 2yo c (All Too Hard-Climatic by Fusaichi Pegasus (USA)); 3rd ATC Variety Children's Charity Maiden 2YO P., A$40,000 1200m, earning A$4,000
26/03/2017: Lincoln Hills (NZ) 2yo c (All Too Hard-Hickory Hills by More Than Ready (USA)); 1st Masterton RC Per Incanto Maiden 2YO S., NZ$10,000 1000m, earning NZ$6,250
25/03/2017: Aberro (AUS) 2yo c (All Too Hard-Secret Cause by Giant's Causeway (USA)); 2nd MRC (Mornington) Martin Collins Fibretrack Sires 2YO P., A$100,000 1500m, earning A$18,000
05/03/2017: Eclair Sunshine (AUS) 2yo g (All Too Hard-Miss Rangoon (USA) by Giant's Causeway (USA)); 2nd Balaklava RC McCracken Ford Maiden 2YO P., A$12,000 1050m, earning A$2,200
02/03/2017: Aberro (AUS) 2yo c (All Too Hard-Secret Cause by Giant's Causeway (USA)); 2nd Pakenham RC Maiden P., A$25,000 1200m, earning A$4,250
28/01/2017: Mystic Empire (AUS) 2yo f (All Too Hard-Empress Wu by General Nediym); 2nd ATC Widden S., Gr.3, A$151,000 1100m, earning A$28,500
14/01/2017: Newburgh (AUS) 2yo c (All Too Hard-Panipique by Testa Rossa); 3rd ATC TAB Rewards 2YO P., A$89,000 1100m, earning A$6,750
26/12/2016: Sky Lake (AUS) 2yo f (All Too Hard-Vietnam by Admiralty (USA)); 3rd Geelong RC Faull's Shoes Maiden 2YO P., A$20,000 1140m, earning A$1,600
24/12/2016: All Too Huiying (AUS) 2yo c (All Too Hard-Madame Flurry by Perugino (USA)); 2nd ATC 2YO P., A$100,000 1200m, earning A$19,000
16/12/2016: Curdled (AUS) 2yo c (All Too Hard-Custard by Lonhro); 3rd ATC Schweppes Maiden 2YO P., A$38,100 1200m, earning A$4,000
26/11/2016: Reflectivity (AUS) 2yo c (All Too Hard-Climatic by Fusaichi Pegasus (USA)); 2nd ATC Goldners Horse Golden Gift 2YO P., A$148,500 1100m, earning A$28,500
26/11/2016: Blackwolf Run (AUS) 2yo c (All Too Hard-Black Minx (NZ) by Lonhro); 3rd MVRC Whiteman Property 2YO P., A$80,000 1000m, earning A$7,200
25/11/2016: Curdled (AUS) 2yo c (All Too Hard-Custard by Lonhro); 2nd Canberra RC Nexis Self Managed Super Maiden 2YO P., A$19,400 1000m, earning A$4,000
19/11/2016: Eclair Sunshine (AUS) 2yo g (All Too Hard-Miss Rangoon (USA) by Giant's Causeway (USA)); 2nd SAJC James Boags Premium 2YO P., A$39,000 1000m, earning A$7,500
12/11/2016: Groundbreak (AUS) 2yo c (All Too Hard-Booklet by Tale of the Cat (USA)); 2nd ATC Funland Australia 2YO H., A$95,000 1100m, earning A$19,000
29/10/2016: Darhad (AUS) 2yo c (All Too Hard-Kakakakatie by Zeditave); 3rd ATC Pierro 2YO P., A$146,250 1100m, earning A$13,500
15/10/2016: Darhad (AUS) 2yo c (All Too Hard-Kakakakatie by Zeditave); 2nd City Tatt's RC City Tatt's Victory Vein 2YO P., A$99,000 1000m, earning A$19,000

Daily News

  • Inglis Ready2Race Catalogue Now Online

    Mon, 14 Aug 2017

    The catalogue for the 2017 Inglis Ready2Race sale is now online, with 158 select juveniles set to be offered. Click here to view the catalogue. Among the catalogue are relations to 10 Stakes winners such as Red Excitement, Brugal Reward, Scratchy Lass and Stirling Grove and 16 progeny of stakes-winning mares including Group 1 winners Royal Purler (Shamus Award, Lot 10), Heavenly Glow (Fastnet Rock, Lot 112) and Loving New (Epaulette, Lot 136), and Group 2 winner Sworn To Secrecy (All Too Hard, Lot 28). Many of Australia's leading sires are represented including Fastnet Rock, I Am Invincible, High Chaparral, Medaglia d'Oro, More Than Ready, Not a Single Doubt, Pierro, Sebring, So You Think, Star Witness, Written Tycoon, Choisir, Foxwedge, Hinchinbrook, and Your Song. "Buyers can expect to find some outstanding prospects on offer at Oaklands on October 4 and I invite all bloodstock enthusiasts to get online following the breeze up sessions' at Cranbourne and Canterbury in September to view the breeze up footage and select their future racetrack star," said Inglis' National Bloodstock Manager Jonathan D'Arcy.

    Key Dates

    • Monday September 4 – Main breeze-up day at Cranbourne Turf Club
    • Friday September 8 – Breeze-up day at Canterbury racecourse
    • Monday October 2 – Alternative breeze-up day at Cranbourne Turf Club
    • Wednesday October 4 – 2017 Ready2Race Sale at Oaklands, Melbourne
  • Page Tipping Bright Future for All Too Hard 2YO

    Fri, 28 Jul 2017

    Trainer Helen Page is normally a reserved spender at yearling sales but promising youngster Too Easy Bro is an exception to her rule, reports Racing Queensland Webnews. Page paid $200,000 for the son of Vinery's 4-time Gr1 winning stallion All Too Hard at the 2016 Magic Millions Yearling sales and so far, connections are reaping the benefits of her investment. Page has a big opinion of the 2YO who scored an easy win on debut at the Gold Coast on 1 July. He will bid to maintain his perfect record in the QTIS Two-Year-old Handicap (1050m) at Doomben tomorrow. "I've tried to start him in town a few times now but he kept drawing bad so we had to scratch," Page said. "He's got a good draw [barrier 2] this time so he should be competitive. I don't normally go that high at sales but I've got very good clients." Page said Too Easy Bro's long-term target is the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas (1400m) in January. "He's still green but he has a lot of raw ability and he'll get better with racing," Page said. "His breeders tell me the All Too Hard's get better up to 1600m but while he's showing me speed I'll keep him to the shorter trips." Too Easy Bro is out of the Gr2 Manifold Stakes & Gr1 Golden Rose-placed mare Ashanti, making him a half-brother to Gr2 Theo Marks Stakes winner Riva De Lago.

  • Ready2Race Sale Shaping As Strongest Ever

    Wed, 26 Jul 2017

    With 10 days remaining before entries close on Friday, 4 August, vendors are again lining up to be involved in the 2017 Inglis Ready2Race Sale, which this year will take place at Oaklands Junction, Melbourne on Wednesday, 4 October. Last year's Inglis Ready2Race Sale averaged $62,371, or 27% higher than its nearest competitor. The on-track results from last year's graduates have been impressive to date, with the likes of Smart Missile colt Debellatio, winner of the Gr3 WA Sires Produce Stakes at Ascot, and Go Daddy Go, who looks a highly progressive type after his win in the $125,000 Clarendon Stakes at the Hawkesbury stand-alone meeting earlier this year. In four short years, the Inglis Ready2Race Sale has now produced 18 individual stakes performers. Of the early entries, leading sires such as I Am Invincible, Fastnet Rock, High Chaparral, Sebring, Written Tycoon, More Than Ready, Medaglia d'Oro, Artie Schiller, All Too Hard, Foxwedge, Animal Kingdom, Pierro, Reward For Effort, Smart Missile, So You Think, Your Song, Star Witness and Choisir are represented. First Season Sires that are represented include Zoustar, Epaulette, Sizzling, Shamus Award, Fighting Sun, Kuroshio, Camelot, Declaration Of War, Eurozone, The Factor, Unencumbered and War.

    Key dates:

    • Monday September 4 – Main breeze-up day at Cranbourne Turf Club
    • Friday September 8 – Breeze-up day at Canterbury racecourse
    • Monday October 2 – Alternative breeze-up day at Cranbourne Turf Club
    • Wednesday October 4 – 2017 Ready2Race Sale at Oaklands, Melbourne
  • Turangga Farm Dispersal Sale This Sunday

    Fri, 21 Jul 2017

    There are only two days to go until the Turangga Farm Unreserved Dispersal of In-Foal Mares sale at White Park, Scone. Commencing at midday this Sunday, 23 July, the sale will see 92 Lots offered comprising 52 mares, 28 weanlings, 3 yearlings, 7 race fillies, and 2 teaser ponies. The weanling draft includes lots by proven sires Sebring, Hinchinbrook, Testa Rossa, Manhattan Rain and Lonhro, as well as young sires such as All Too Hard, Your Song, Hallowed Crown, Rubick, and Toronado. Among the weanlings are siblings to top class performers such as Fighting Sun, My Emotion, Midnight Minx, and I Have No Fear. The mare dispersal contains ten stakes performers including Tenant's Tiara, Torah, Niagara Falls and Brilliant Bisc, whose first yearling fetched $1m at the Easter Yearling Sale earlier this year; siblings to Written Tycoon, Rocha, Rena's Lady and Crowned Glory; and the dams of Headway, Kanga's Eye, Believe Yourself, and Violate. The broodmares have been served by some of Australia's leading sires including Sebring, Pierro, Foxwedge, Reset, Artie Schiller, Testa Rossa and More Than Ready, as well as up-and-coming young stallions including All Too Hard, Zoustar, Pierro, Nicconi, Dundeel, Real Impact, Exosphere, Hallowed Crown, and Vancouver. All Lots will be available for inspection at White Park from 1pm today (Friday) and 8.30am Friday and Saturday mornings. Click here to view the catalogue.

  • 2017 Sires Links Clarified

    Fri, 21 Jul 2017

    Following the recent publication of 2017 Sires, some readers have suggested a snapshot overview of included icons and live links would be helpful. Incorporating a live link to each stallion's stud farm web page from the animated banner on the right of his page, each Sires 2017 layout – see below example image which is live to All Too Hard's page – includes up to 12 links, among them:

    • Preview: Editorial overview of subject stallion including racetrack performance, damline and highlighted progeny, where applicable
    • Pedigree: A 4 generation tabulated pedigree
    • Progeny: The stallion's leading progeny
    • Acceptances: Upcoming race acceptances of the stallion's progeny
    • 1-2-3 Results: Latest 1st, 2nd or 3rd performances by the sire's progeny
    • NEWS: Up to the 40 most recent items in the Daily News where the stallion is mentioned, with his name highlighted in yellow.
    • facebook: Stallion's stud farm facebook page
    • twitter: Stallion's stud farm twitter page
    • Instagram: Stallion's stud farm instagram page
    • YouTube: Stallion's stud farm YouTube page
    • Red Arrow: Set in the top right of the main image, this arrow denotes an embedded YouTube or vimeo video specific to the subject stallion; this can be a feature race, a professional career video or a short TVC

  • Sibling to Golden Slipper Winner Set for Debut

    Wed, 12 Jul 2017

    Fine Scent, a 2YO half-sister to Gr1 Golden Slipper winner Polar Success, is set to make her debut for trainer Simon Miller in the Awesome Rock Plate (1000m) at Belmont racecourse in Perth today. A $210,000 purchase by Aquanita Racing at the 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Baramul Stud, Fine Scent is by Vinery Stud's 4-time Gr1 winning stallion All Too Hard out of the stakes-placed mare Patou (Covetous). Polar Success won 4 of her 17 starts, including the 2003 Golden Slipper & Gr2 Reisling Slipper Trial, for career earnings of $2,171,505. This is the esteemed Gold Vink family of deceased Australian Oaks heroine Circles Of Gold, her Gr1 winning sons Elvstroem and Haradasun, 4-time Gr1-winning sire Starspangledbanner, and globetrotting Gr1 winner Highland Reel and his Gr2 Hardwicke Stakes winning brother Idaho.

  • Curdled Wins Listed Winning Edge Stakes

    Mon, 26 Jun 2017

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    At Doomben racecourse in Queensland, Vinery Stud's 4-time Gr1 winning stallion & half-brother to champion Black Caviar All Too Hard (Casino Prince-Helsinge, by Desert Sun) sired his first stakes winner when 2YO chestnut gelding Curdled (All Too Hard-Custard, by Lonhro) scored a determined win in the $100,000 Listed Winning Edge Stakes (1350m) for 2YOs, defeating Marseille En Fleur & Guissola. Owned by Segenhoe Thoroughbreds but purchased by Shadwell for $300,000 at the 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Segenhoe, Curdled improved his record to 1 win and 4 placings from 6 starts for $88,850 in earnings. From the stakes-winning mare Custard, Curdled is a half-brother to Gr3 MRC Thoroughbred Club Stakes winner Serene Majesty (Fastnet Rock) and hails from the family of Gr1 Fillies' Mile winner Icing, dual Gr1-winning stallion Al Hareb, Gr1 sprinter and sire Snowland, and Vinery's Champion European 2YO and subsequent high-class sire Myboycharlie.

  • MM National Yearlings Day-1: Other Prominent Sales

    Wed, 7 Jun 2017

    On Day-1 of the 2017 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale, the top-priced More Than Ready colt (see above) just edged out a Fastnet Rock filly, who sold late in the day, for $350,000. Catalogued as Lot 2032, the filly is a half sister to the multiple Gr1 winner Fiveandahalfstar and the group performer Wordplay. The filly was knocked down to David Lucas on behalf of Dubai's Phoenix Thoroughbreds. Another of the popular lots on Day One was Lot 1922 - the Hinchinbrook-Waterspell colt from Tyreel Stud, as agent for Yarraman Park Stud. The bay colt, from the family of Group One winner River Dove (dam of Vinery's young sire Headwater), also went the way of Phoenix Thoroughbreds, this time at a price of $280,000. Equal fourth top sellers on the day at $250,000 were both sold by Gerry Harvey's Baramul Stud - an All Too Hard half brother to Cox Plate winner Savabeel to Flemington's Danny O'Brien and a More Than Ready three quarter sister to new Aquis Farm recruit Kiss and Make Up to Matthew Dunn and Neil Jenkinson.


    Lot 2032 is a half-sister to Gr1 winner Fiveandahalfstar (pic: Mark Gatt)
  • Widden Stakes Form Is Key To Canterbury Opener

    Wed, 7 Jun 2017

    Meanwhile, today's opening race at Canterbury in Sydney could be decided by an event held last January. That feature was the Widden Stakes at Rosehill where $6 debutant Boorooj finished 1.5-lengths behind high class 2YO Teaspoon. Boorooj is by Darley's leading stallion Exceed and Excel out of Gr1-winning Zabeel mare Unearthly. She set Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum back $750,000 at 2016's Inglis Easter Sale. This afternoon the juvenile filly takes on some pretty handy opposition in the form of Godolphin's colt Gaulois and James Cummings' Envy Of All, both of which are yet to be unplaced from their first three starts. Throw in All Too Hard's promising Team Hawkes-trained colt Newburgh plus a few interesting debutants, and it's a really intriguing contest.


    Teaspoon's formline is the clue to Boorooj's chances (pic: Steve Hart)
  • A Rose By Any Other Name

    Wed, 24 May 2017

    Choosing racehorse names is invariably one of the joys of ownership of a young horse. While the monikers chosen might sometimes be head scratchers, history shows that even the most curious names, at first, end up rolling off the tongue sweetly when a horse makes its way through the grades. Today in Race 1 at Canterbury Park in Sydney, one of the more interestingly named 2YOs by Vinery's Champion 3YO, and emerging sire, All Too Hard will make his debut for Team Hawkes. Called Swaffham Bulbeck, the colt is out of the stakes-placed Encosta de Lago mare Pink Siris, dam already of multiple Group-placed Echo Gal. And the source of the name Swaffham Bulbeck? It's a small English village, located about 8 miles from Cambridge and 6 miles from Newmarket. Swaffham Bulbeck was a $250,000 yearling consigned by Aquis Farm at the 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale. In an open field of 7 runners, he's been specked at around $5.50.

    Swaffham Bulbeck

    Swaffham Bulbeck: named after an English village
  • Lionhearted to Grenville Stud

    Mon, 15 May 2017

    Grenville Stud has announced that it will be standing Lionhearted (Fastnet Rock–Scandinavia) at stud this upcoming breeding season. The beautifully bred Lionhearted is a three-quarter brother to leading Victorian sire Magnus, as well as a half-brother to Helsinge, the dam of champion mare Black Caviar and multiple Vinery’s Gr1 winner All Too Hard. Trained by David Hayes & Tom Dabernig, Lionhearted was sent to Sydney for his 2YO campaign where he was aimed at the Golden Slipper. His best performances were a 2nd in the Gr2 Skyline Stakes and 4th in the Gr2 Pago Pago Stakes, both key lead up races to the Golden Slipper. “We had a huge opinion of Lionhearted and thought he could win us the Golden Slipper. His runs in the Skyline Stakes and Pago Pago Stakes against the best 2YO’s in the country were great and showcased his exceptional speed,” trainer David Hayes said. Lionhearted will stand at a fee of $4,950 (inc GST) payable on a live foal.

  • Vinery Announce 2017 Service Fees

    Wed, 12 Apr 2017

    Vinery Stud has announced its stallion line-up for 2017 with Gr1 sprinter Star Turn joining the roster for a $22,000 (inc. GST) service fee. The high-class 3YO was retired last week following an autumn campaign highlighted by Gr1 weight-for-age placings against the older horses in the Lightning Stakes, Newmarket Handicap and William Reid Stakes. His sire Star Witness was a Gr1 winner as a two and three year-old and he heads this season's third-season sires' premiership with earnings over $4million. The complete Vinery roster is:

    • ALL TOO HARD - $44,000
    • CASINO PRINCE - $11,000
    • HEADWATER - $16,500
    • MORE THAN READY - $66,000
    • PLUCK - $9,900
    • PRESS STATEMENT - $22,000
    • STAR TURN - $22,000
    • TESTA ROSSA - $16,500

    *All service fees (inc. GST)

  • Whispered Secret Wins Listed Fernhill Handicap

    Mon, 10 Apr 2017

    On day two of The Championships at Royal Randwick in Sydney, Coolmore's deceased dual Derby-winning shuttler & 6-time Gr1 victor High Chaparral (Sadler's Wells-Kasora, by Dashaan) added a black-type success when 2YO filly Whispered Secret (High Chaparral-Zutara, by Encosta de Lago) scored by 1.3 lengths for trainer James Cummings in the $150,000 Listed Fernhill Handicap (1600m) for 2YOs, over 2YO colts Toga Picta (Lonhro-Purple, by Commands) & All Too Huiying (All Too Hard-Madame Flurry, by Perugino). A homebred for Eduardo Cojuangco's Gooree Stud, Whispered Secret improved her record to 2 wins and 1 placing from 4 starts for $116,950 earnings. From the dual Group-placed mare Zutara, Whispered Secret hails from the family of Victoria Derby winner Prized Icon, Gr1 Thousand Guineas winner Princess Talaria, and Gr3 winners Matras and Romantic Moon.

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    Whispered Secret (image: Steve Hart)

  • Inglis Sale Enjoys a Premier Result

    Wed, 1 Mar 2017

    The 2017 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale has been declared “a resounding success’’ as records tumbled and overall figures increased across the board. At the conclusion of Session I, the sale’s average was up 11% to $122,977, its median up 18% to $100,000, the gross increased by 2% to $52,880,000 and the clearance rate was a “very healthy’’ 85%. Some of the highlights of the successful Premier Yearling Sale (Session I) were:

    • Supreme Thoroughbreds ended as leading vendor by aggregate, selling 26 horses for $3,492,500, while Gilgai enjoyed the healthiest average (three or more Lots sold) of $246,538
    • Ciaron Maher and partners were the leading buyers with 13 purchases
    • I Am Invincible was the leading stallion by aggregate ($4,275,000) with 19 of his 20 progeny to enter the ring selling, with Lonhro the leader by average at $300,000 from four sold
    • At $1.4 million Lot 259 (I Am Invincible x Soorena) was the highest-price colt – as well as a Victorian record and the most expensive yearling sold in the world so far in 2017.
    • Lot 496 (All Too Hard x Fuhrnatic) at $500,000 made her the most expensive filly. She is a half-sister to recent Gr3 Kevin Hayes Stakes winner Fuhryk.
    • A total of 22 horses sold for $300,000 or more (up from 20 last year) and at the top of the market, six horses sold for $500,000 or more, a 300% increase from 2016
    • Amazingly 25 different sires were represented among the 63 Lots purchased for $200,000 or more.
  • First Winner For Ocean Park

    Mon, 20 Feb 2017

    Former New Zealand Horse of the Year Ocean Park (Thorn Park-Sayyida, by Zabeel) has sired his first winner with the Tony McEvoy-trained Beerzatbernz scoring a 0.3 length win in the Schweppes 2YO Plate (1050m) at Morphettville on Saturday. From the Flying Spur mare Flying Rosa, Beerzatbernz hails from the family of Gr3 Merson Cooper Stakes winner Rosa's Joy (Rory's Jester), stakes winners Rosa's Spur and Rosarino, and six-time stakes winning sprinter Cohort. Trained by Gary Hennessy, Ocean Park was retired to Waikato Stud in 2013 after a brilliant career that yielded 5 Gr1 victories including the Cox Plate in which he defeated top-class colts All Too Hard and Pierro. Ocean Park, who descends form the same family as former multiple champion NZ sire O'Reilly, Golden Slipper & Blue Diamond winner Courtza, and South Australian Derby winner Our Pompeii, stood at Waikato Stud for a fee of $30,000 plus GST in 2016.


  • Top 3YOs Battle For Lightning Favouritism

    Fri, 17 Feb 2017

    Two of the best 3YO colts, from what is a vintage crop, are involved in pre race jousting before tomorrow's Gr1 Black Caviar Lightning Stakes (1000m) at Flemington. Both Flying Artie and Star Turn are taking turns to swap leads at the head of a market that can't settle on a favourite. The duo is around the $4.80 mark, although both of them have the year older Spieth nipping at their heels at $5. With Terravista, Flamberge, The Quarterback, Supido and Heatherly also among the main chances, this year's renewal is expected to be a thriller right down to the wire. Adding to the intrigue is Illustrious Lad, who has not finished out of the first two in his past seven starts. It could be a big day for Vinery Stud, co-owners of Star Turn who will stand at their Hunter Valley property at the end of his race career. Vinery's icing on the cake could come earlier in the Listed Talindert Stakes where four 2YOs by resident stallion and Champion 3YO All Too Hard are among the chances to provide their high profile sire with his first winner.


  • Divine Prophet To Fly Flag For 3YOs

    Fri, 10 Feb 2017

    Co-trainer Wayne Hawkes says that Divine Prophet (Choisir-Prophet Jewel, by Encosta de Lago) has returned from a break a bigger and stronger specimen than the horse that won the Gr1 Caulfield Guineas in the spring. The 3YO opens his autumn campaign in tomorrow's Gr1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield and, despite being the only member of his age-group in the weight-for-age feature, Hawkes says he is up to the challenge. "It's a winnable race for a three-year-old," Hawkes told AAP. "We've done it with All Too Hard before and Yell won this race as a three-year-old as well." He added: "We've got a young horse on the way up so it should be a good test to see where we are going with him." Hawkes said the Gr1 Australian Guineas or the Gr1 Randwick Guineas, both run on 4 March, were logical targets for Divine Prophet after Saturday.

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    Divine Prophet winning the Gr1 Caulfield Guineas (image: Mark Gatt)
  • Teaspoon Wins Gr3 Widden Stakes

    Mon, 30 Jan 2017

    At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, Arrowfield Stud's Gr1-winning high profile stallion Snitzel (Redoute's Choice-Snippets' Lass, by Snippets) added a Group success when 2YO filly Teaspoon (Snitzel-Patronella, by Mister C) scored by 0.5 length for trainer Michael Freedman in the $150,000 Gr3 Widden Stakes (1100m) for 2YO fillies, over fellow juvenile fillies Mystic Empire (All Too Hard-Empress Wu, by General Nediym) & Sweet Deal (Casino Prince-Dorothy Evelyn, by Royal Academy). Freedman, who was celebrating his first stakes win since relocating to Sydney from Singapore last year, said Teaspoon will now head towards the $3.5 million Gr1 Golden Slipper at Rosehill on 18 March. "If she gets through today OK we've got a few nice fillies' options leading into possibly the Slipper," Freedman told AAP. A homebred for John Messara's Arrowfield Stud, Teaspoon extended her unbeaten record to 2 wins from 2 starts for $159,750 earnings. Teaspoon is out of the unraced Mister C mare Patronella making her a full sister to Gr3 ATC Epona Stakes winner Aliyana Tilde, and a half-sister to Gr3 South Australia Stakes winner Smytzer's Trish & dual stakes winner Stella Artois, dam of Gr2 SAJC Breeders' Stakes winner Freestyle.


    Teaspoon (image: Steve Hart)
  • Sky Previews NZB Premier Yearling Sale

    Wed, 18 Jan 2017

    Viewers can take a big step towards finding their next champion of the turf on Sky Thoroughbred Central (FOXTEL channel 528) this week. The 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Premier Yearling Sale Preview brings together some of the finest yearlings bred in the southern hemisphere. The one-hour special covers a range of potential sales toppers through to some well-bred, athletic value purchases. Produced by SearcyMedia and brought to you by NZB Airfreight, Caroline Searcy takes viewers to Waikato Stud, Cambridge Stud, Windsor Park, Trelawney, The Oaks, Pencarrow, Valachi Downs and Westbury Stud showcasing a range of quality yearlings. Highlights include colts and fillies by proven New Zealand stallions Savabeel, O'Reilly, Tavistock and Makfi, and young sires Shamexpress, Ocean Park and Reliable Man, as well as Australian breed-shapers including Redoute's Choice, Snitzel, Exceed and Excel, Sebring and High Chaparral. Plus yearlings by Australia's rising young sires All Too Hard, Zoustar, Pierro, Dawn Approach, Camelot and Declaration of War.

    Show times this week (AEDT):

    • Thursday 19 January, 7pm
    • Saturday 21 January, 2am
    • Saturday 21 January, 9pm
    • Sunday 22 January, 9pm.
  • Black Caviar Dam Helsinge Passes Away

    Thu, 12 Jan 2017

    Broodmare gem Helsinge, the dam of unbeaten world champion Black Caviar and multiple Gr1 winner All Too Hard, has died at the age of 15. Owned by Rick Jamieson of Gilgai Farm near Nagambie in country Victoria, the unraced Helsinge (Desert Sun-Scandinavia, by Snippets) will be remembered as one of the most influential Australian broodmares of the modern era because of Black Caviar's remarkable racetrack feats. Black Caviar (Bel Esprit) is recognised as one of Australia's greatest ever racehorses whose perfect record of 25 wins without defeat, including a remarkable 15 at Gr1 level, is unprecedented in Australian racing history. She also heads the all-time prize money list for Australian sprinters with $7.36 million in earnings. Helsinge also produced 4-time Gr1 winner All Too Hard, who now stands at Vinery in the NSW Hunter Valley, and Moshe, a full brother to Black Caviar who is also a stallion.