A – Z of bluebloods visit All Too Hard

Black Caviar and her younger half-brother All Too Hard led the Australian contingent on the 2013 World Racehorse Rankings released by the International Federation of Horse Authorities (IFHA) on Thursday.

Black Caviar (Bel Esprit) was rated the world’s best galloper with Arc de Triomphe heroine Treve on 130.

Vinery Stud’s All Too Hard (Casino Prince) was rated Australia’s next best on 122 alongside Atlantic Jewel.

“In all, 51 of our horses were included in the listings,” Australian IFHA representative Greg Carpenter said . “It’s a great result for Australian racing and continues to show the high regard in which our racing is held worldwide.”

All Too Hard earned his sky-high rating during an awesome three year-old season.  After powering past Pierro in the G1 Caulfield Guineas, he lost no friends when caught on the line by Ocean Park in the G1 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley.

Team Hawkes brought him back for an unbeaten autumn campaign that included the G1 Orr Stakes and G1 Futurity Stakes in Melbourne.  He then bowed out with a thundering victory in the G1 All Aged Stakes at Randwick.

“All Too Hard is just an absolute athlete and is right up there with the likes of Lonhro,” co-trainer Michael Hawkes said.  “He’s got the family, the pedigree and a big heart.”

All Too Hard covered a full book of blueblood mares at Vinery in 2013.  Priced at a $66,000 (inc gst) service fee, he picked up late-season bookings due to an excellent fertility.

“It was a difficult decision for us to retire a colt with so much more to offer as a racehorse”, said Vinery Stud’s general manager Peter Orton.  “All Too Hard did all we could have asked for and more.

“But it does beg the question – How would he have gone in races like the Doncaster Hcp or Queen Elizabeth Stakes at The Championships this year?”

All Too Hard’s initial book is an A to Z of mares who won or have foaled Group 1 and Group 2 winners.  A selection of his mares includes;

ALLEZ WONDER   Won G1 Toorak Hcp
ASPEN FALLS   Dam of G1 Thousand Guineas winner Irish Lights
AUGUSTA PROUD   Won Magic Millions 2YO Classic

BEL MER   Won G1 Swettenham Stud Stakes
BOLLINGER   Won G1 STC Coolmore Stakes

CATEGORICAL  Dam of G2 winner Krupt
CHAMPAGNE HARMONY   Won G2 SAJC Yallambee Classic

DAWN ALMIGHTY   Dam of G1 NZ Diamond Stakes winner Ruud Awakening
DEVIL MOON   Won G1 VRC Turnbull Stakes
DIVINE REBEL   Won G2 AJC Chairman’s Hcp.

EMPRESS JADE   Dam of G2 VRC Kewney Stakes Empress Jade

FASHIONS AFIELD   Won G1 AJC Flight Stakes & G1 AJC Sires Produce Stakes
FUJI FAIRY   Dam of triple G1 winner Yosei

GALLANT TESS  Won G2 AJC Challenge Stakes & NSW Breeders Classic

JESTAJEWEL   Dam of G2 ATC Shorts winner Pampelonne
JUICE   Won G1 NZ Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes

LADY JAKEO   Won G1 MRC Blue Diamond & MVRC Australia Stakes

MADAM FLURRY   Dam of G1 winner Happy Trails
MAKYBE DIVA   Won G1 Melbourne Cup (3) & G1 Cox Plate
MIDNIGHT MARTINI   Won G2 VRC Matriarch Stakes
MID SUMMER MUSIC   Won G1 BRC Stradbroke Hcp.
MIRJULISA LASS   Won G1 ATC Vinery Stakes
MRS SQUILLIONAIRE  Dam of G1 Singapore Kris Flyer winner Green Birdie

NIGHT WAR   Won G2 WATC Karrakatta Plate
NO EVIDENCE NEEDED   Won G2 VRC Let’s Elope Stakes

OCEAN BRIDGE   Dam of G2 ATC Tea Rose Stakes winner Longport
OLONANA   Won G2 AJC Challenge Stakes

PALIA   Dam of G1 winner Onemorenomore
PATOU    Dam of G1 STC Golden Slipper Stakes winner Polar Success

QUIET LIFE   Dam of G1 Singapore Gold Cup winner Better Life

REGAL FLUTE   Dam of G2 winner Majestic Music.
REGIMENTAL GAL   Won G1 VRC Lightning Stakes & VRC Australia Stakes
RIGHTLY SO   Won G1 Saratoga Ballerina Stakes
ROYAL SEASON   Dam of G2 VRC Sires Produce Stakes winner Twilight Royal

SCARLETT LADY   Won G1 QTC Oaks & NZ Oaks
SECRET CAUSE   Dam of G1 SAJC Derby winner Escado
SERIOUS SPEED   Won G1 MRC One Thousand Guineas
SEVEN STARS   Dam of G2 ATC Expressway Stakes winner Happy Galaxy
SHE’S A MEANIE   Won G1 Avondale Cup.  Dam of G1 winner Loves Conquers All.\
SKYERUSH  Won G2 ATC Emancipation Stakes (twice)
STOLEN BEAUTY   Dam of Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Real Surreal
SWORN TO SECRECY   Won G2 ATC Emacipation Stakes
SUN CLASSIQUE   Four time international G1 winner in Sth Africa and Dubai

TENNESSEE MIDNIGHT   Dam of G1 STC Coolmore Stakes winner Aloha
TIMBOURINA   Won G2 VRC Wakeful Stakes
TUGELA   Dam of Makybe Diva, Valkyrie Diva and Musket

VORMISTA   Won G2 VRC Rose Of Kingston Stakes

ZEFTA   Dam of G2 SAJC Centrebet Classic winner Go The Knuckle
ZOUZOU   Dam of G1 ATC Golden Rose winner Zoustar