With 100% clearance, boom stallion All Too Hard’s 3 lots at the NZB Ready To Run 2YO Sale at Karaka proved extremely popular with local and international buyers grossing $525,000.
They averaged $175,000 with Westbury Stud’s colt from Zazula (Redoute’s Choice) topping the trio at $260,000. The half-brother to Morphettville stakes-performer Wroclaw was purchased by Macau-based Frontier Bloodstock.
“He was a late foal and wasn’t offered as a yearling as he needed time to show himself,” Westbury Stud’s Russell Warwick said. “He suited this sale. He’s a nice type who came on well recently. The reserve was very realistic and he exceeded that easily. Everyone is happy.”
Later on Day 1, Hong Kong based Joe Chan paid $185,000 for the All Too Hard – Flavin colt offered by Riversley Park. His USA-bred dam Flavin (Dynaformer) is a daughter of German Oaks-Gr.1 winner Silvester Lady (Pivotal).
The All Too Hard – May Rain (Written Tycoon) gelding that paraded on Thursday morning stays closer to home after being bought by Lisa Latta for $80,000. He is from is a half-sister to the dam of Perth Stakes-LR winner Hantu who added a Sha Tin Trophy-LR in track record time when racing as Down Town in Hong Kong.
The Latta-trained Lincoln Hills was the first winner sired by All Too Hard back in March. He was severely checked and didn’t recover in the NZ 2000 Guineas-Gr.1 earlier this month but connections have kept faith with the good-looking chestnut.
The Levin Classic at Trentham on January 13 is the next Group 1 assignment for Lincoln Hills.
Leading Sires by Average (three or more sold)
|SIRE||SOLD||AVERAGE||AGGREGATE||TOP PRICE||TOP LOT|
|More Than Ready||3||$216,667||$650,000||$270,000||307|
|Exceed and Excel||3||$185,000||$555,000||$280,000||99|
|All Too Hard||3||$175,000||$525,000||$260,000||4|