More Than Ready’s first crop son Perfectly Ready has been crowned New Zealand’s Champion First Season Sire with a winning tally by earnings, winners and wins.
Brighthill Farm’s young sire emulated More Than Ready who was Australia’s Champion First Season Sire in 2004-05. The Vinery breed-shaper went on to become Australia’s Champion Sire of 2YOs on two occasions siring the likes of Golden Slipper winners Sebring and Phelan Ready.
Perfectly Ready was a G1 winner of the 2006 Goodwood Handicap and he was also G1 placed in the Blue Diamond Stakes. He stands at Nick and Ann-Marie’s Brighthill Farm in Hamilton, New Zealand.
“We recognise how hard it is to win any premiership, let alone anything relating to two-year-olds in this country,” Nick King said. “I’m excited and looking forward to seeing those excellent first crop horses come back as three-year-olds.”
Perfectly Ready’s first-crop juveniles include Beejay Belle (G2 placed), Queen Boudicca (G2 placed) and the Listed performers Brackenwood, Precise and Isle Be Ready.
King is convinced that Perfectly Ready’s second crop is every bit as good as the first. “One thing I would like to stress is the consistency of his crops in both quality and numbers. Perfectly Ready has covered 120 to 150 mares in each of his four years at stud.”
Perfectly Ready’s triumphant beginning to his stud career is sure to have a flow on effect when future More Than Ready colts are offered for sale.
“The residual value for colts by proven sires of sires is considerable,” Vinery’s Adam White said. “Redoute’s Choice is a case in point. Now that a first crop son of More Than Ready’s is a the Champion First Season Sire, there is no doubt buyers will be thinking about what opportunities exist after the races.
“Nick and Ann-Marie have done a great job with Perfectly Ready. The placed his yearlings extremely well across the Karaka sales series and they sold accordingly.’
“We are accustomed to the More Than Readys winning stakes races at seven and eight here in Australia and black type races up to 2400m. Throw in the fact that you have so many of those very stout, tough, New Zealand mares that he covered, and there is plenty of evidence that they’ll go onwards and upwards from here.”