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Sensational Debut Book For All Too Hard
Champion 3YO Colt and ultra exciting Vinery stallion All Too Hard (Casino Prince-Helsinge, by Desert Sun) has opened his account at stud with a spectacular debut book in 2013, including triple Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva, Coolmore Classic winner Bollinger and the dam of Gr1 winning 3YO colt Zoustar. All Too Hard's dazzling racetrack resume included a victory over Pierro in the Gr1 Caulfield Guineas and a brave display to deny all bar Ocean Park in the Gr1 Cox Plate. His then met every challenge in his Autumn campaign with wins in the Gr1 Orr Stakes, Gr1 Futurity Stakes and Gr1 All Aged Stakes. Co-trainer Michael Hawkes enthused, "All Too Hard is just an absolute athlete and is right up there with Lonhro ... He's got the family, the pedigree and a big heart." All Too Hard's opening book included no less than 18 Gr1 winners as well as another 54 individual Group or Listed winners. His Gr1 winning harem also included Allez Wonder, Bel Mer, Devil Moon, Fashions Afield, Headway, Mid Summer Music, Mirjulisa Lass, Regimental Girl, Scarlett Lady and Sun Classique. While, also in his first book were the dams of NZ Champion 2YO of last season Ruud Awakening, triple G1 winner & Champion Miler in Singapore Better Life, Cox Plate winner Savabeel & Golden Slipper winner Polar Success. "It was a difficult decision for us to retire a colt with so much more to offer as a racehorse, particularly with The Championships on offer this year," said Vinery Stud's general manager Peter Orton. "All Too Hard did all we could have asked for and more on the track and is now excelling in the breeding barn."