Vinery acquires All Too Hard

Vinery Stud has acquired boom three-year-old colt All Too Hard.  The half-brother to champion mare Black Caviar won the G1 Caulfield Guineas in October and was last seen finishing second in the G1 Cox Plate.

“All Too Hard is one of the most exciting stallion prospects we have seen for many years,” Vinery general manager Peter Orton said.  “This horse is the real deal.  Not only is he a super racehorse, his pedigree is perfectly suited to our conditions.

“All Too Hard is a spectacular individual physically; he has great power, precocity and presence, all the attributes that make a great stallion.  He will remain in training with John, Michael and Wayne Hawkes which we are particularly pleased about.  They know him so well and couldn’t have looked after him better.”

Orton revealed All Too Hard will be set for the G1 Australian Guineas at Flemington before returning to Sydney for the autumn carnival there.   The colt has instant appeal as a shuttle stallion and his new connections will discuss a possible international campaign next year.

All Too Hard is a son of 2011-12 Champion first-season sire Casino Prince and was a seven-figure yearling buy for Nathan Tinkler’s Patinack operation at the 2011 Inglis Easter yearling sale.

His dam Helsinge has been a sensation at stud starting with Black Caviar who is undefeated in 22 starts.  Second dam Scandinavia (Snippets) also foaled G1 winning sprinter Magnus.  His third dam Song Of Norway is a daughter of champion sprinter and sire Vain.