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