FUTURE Vinery Stud resident stallion All Too Hard has been named as the world’s Champion Three Year Old Miler (Turf) in the wake of his Caulfield Guineas victory over Pierro and his second placing in the Cox Plate.
The son of Champion First Season sire Casino Prince shared the prestigious honour with 2000 Guineas winner Camelot and South African superstar Variety Club.
“The performance of Camelot in the 2000 Guineas was the joint best performance in the world in the 3yo Miler colt division alongside two other Guineas winners, namely the South African-trained Variety Club and the Australian-trained half brother to Black Caviar, All Too Hard,” the British Racing Board stated.
The latest release of the World Thoroughbred Rankings was an all out triumph for All Too Hard’s dam Helsinge whose unparalleled daughter Black Caviar was named Champion Sprinter for the third time.
All Too Hard was the top priced lot at the 2011 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale selling for $1.025m to the bid of Hawkes Racing.
The colt kicked off his career with an easy win in the Listed VRC Talindert Stakes (1100m) before his breathtaking 4-lens triumph in the Group 2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m).
His only other runs as a two-year-old included a soft win in the Pago Pago Stakes before his second placing in the Group 1 Sires’ Produce (1400m) at Randwick.
All Too Hard has returned to Rosehill to be readied for his autumn campaign which will see him race in the familiar green and white `v` of Vinery Stud.