Vinery Champion All Too Hard reached another milestone with his 300th individual winner on Saturday.
All Too Hard sired 6 winners on a day to remember starting with his promising colt Bayerische at the stand-alone Ipswich Cup meeting. The Stuart Kendrick-trained youngster and jockey Jimmy Orman weaved through traffic for a last-to-first victory in the Bundamba 2YO Plate (1350m)
Bayerische had just missed black-type when fourth in the Phoenix Stakes LR at Eagle Farm on June 5. “It’s a very satisfying win as my wife Trudy and her parents are part-owners,” Kendrick said. “He was dropping back in grade today and hit the line well.”
Kendrick sourced him from Bhima Stud for $10,000 at the Inglis Digital Sale in September 2019. “He was one of the first horses we bought to raise on the farm. He should improve further after a spell and make a very good three-year-old next season.”
Bayerische is the first foal of Sha La La (Myboycharlie) who won five races in South Australia for Mark Minervini and Jordan Frew. Her filly foal by Invader is catalogued as Lot 158 for the Inglis Great Southern Sale on July 4.
All Too Hard has reached the milestone sooner than any other sire who retired in the class of 2013. His 300 winners have arrived at a 66% strike-rate and he is a Top 10 Australian stallion this season for prizemoney, winners, wins and Stakes wins.
Vinery stands All Too Hard for a $33,000 (inc GST) service fee with payment on a live foal. For bookings or further information, please contact Adam White (0414 800 918) or Harry Roach (0401 970 006).
Hoofnote: Vinery graduate Happy Go Plucky upstaged his more fancied rivals in the $175,000 Ipswich Cup (LR, 2150m) on Saturday. A son of More Than Ready sire Pluck (USA), he was bred by Greg Perry and has earned $462,210 since changing hands for $7,300 at the 2015 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale.