Vinery retires All Too Hard

Vinery Stud has announced All Too Hard has run his last race.

His retirement comes fresh on the heels of the release of the latest World Thoroughbred rankings that rates All Too Hard the highest rated 3YO in Australia and the equal highest 3YO Colt in the world.

All Too Hard (Casino Prince) was also ranked second to his older half-sister Black Caviar as the highest rated horse in Australia.  “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 has done all we could have asked for and more.  He is the most spectacular physical who will be sure to dominate and offer a great pedigree mix to a vast range of broodmares.

“He possesses an outstanding pedigree being out of Helsinge and a half brother to Black Caviar but offers the blood of Champion sires such as Danehill, Snippets, Last Tycoon, Flying Spur and Vain.

All Too Hard ran down Pierro to win the G1 Caulfield Guineas before being caught on the line by Ocean Park in the G1 W S Cox Plate.  He returned this year to becomes the only horse to claim the G1 Caulfield Guineas, G1 C F Orr Stakes, Futurity Stakes and All Aged Stakes in one season.

“All Too Hard retires as a lightly raced stallion and we have been inundated with bookings,” Orton added.  “He will stand for a $66,000 service fee and his first book will be finalized shortly.”