The Australian Champion 3yo colt of 2012/13. He was voted second to his half-sister Black Caviar in Horse Of The Year honours that same year. He was also internationally recognised & rated the equal highest 3yo colt in the world – World Thoroughbred Rankings (Jan 2013).
“He’s right up there with the best I’ve ever trained,” trainer John 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.”
Supported by big numbers of excellent Gr.1 winning or producing mares in his first years at stud. All Too Hard’s yearlings made an immediate impact, with top prices hovering consistently around the $600k & $500k mark in all four years they’ve been offered. High demand for his youngsters is not surprising, considering he himself was an extremely good looking, Easter sale-topping yearling, selling to $1,025,000.
His first crop hit the racetrack in 2015/16 proving themselves as serious 2yo’s and making All Too Hard the equal Champion First Season Sire by winners. In 2018 he was the Leading Second Season Sire by winners and currently has more 2yo winners (11) than horses such as Lonhro, Dundeel, Zoustar, Stratum, Brazen Beau, Nicconi, Medaglia d’Oro, Redoute’s Choice, Dissident, Written Tycoon and Smart Missile.
Now with his oldest progeny 4yo’s trainers are rating their toughness, trainability and temperaments even more highly. All Too Hard is sitting Top 10 on the 2yo & 3yo Sires Tables by winners and has amassed 103 winners for the season, which is incredible when you consider that the only third season sires in the last decade to tally 100 winners or more for the season are: Smart Missile (113) in 2018, Pierro (103) in 2019, Stratum (100) in 2012 and Lonhro (100) in 2010.
“(Vinery) have had All Too Hard, the half-brother to Black Caviar, pass 100 winners for the season which is a phenomenal effort. He is an underestimated stallion in my book” – Peter Moody.
All Too Hard has sired 20 Stakes performers with over $13.6million in earnings from only 3 crops of racing age and already has a high 63% winners to runners strike rate. He has also sired more winners as a Second Season Sire (75) than all bar Northern Meteor of the last 13 year’s worth of Second Season Sires records.
He stands for a fee of $27,500 inc. GST and represents great value and will enable us to keep large crops coming through.
At 2 :
1st ATC (Rosehill) Pago Pago S., Gr.2 (1200m beating Narcissus and Limes)
VRC Sires’ Produce S., Gr.2 (1400m beating Pronto Pronto and Road Trippin’)
Talindert S., L (1100m beating Liberty Rock and Timely Truce)
2nd ATC (Randwick) Sires’ Produce S., Gr.1 (1400m to Pierro and beating Limes)
At 3 :
1st ATC (Randwick) All Aged S., Gr.1 (1400m beating Rain Affair and Fiorente)
MRC CF Orr S., Gr.1 (1400m beating Mawingo and Mr Moet)
Futurity S., Gr.1 (1400m beating Glass Harmonium and King Mufhasa)
Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1 (1600m beating Pierro and Epaulette)
2nd MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1 (2050m to Ocean Park and beating Pierro)
3rd ATC (Rosehill) San Domenico S., Gr.3 (1100m to Snitzerland and Driefontein)
4th ATC (Randwick) George Main S., Gr.1 (1600m)