More Than Ready value at Vinery

More Than Ready and All Too Hard will head the 2014 Vinery Stud roster at $66,000 (inc gst).

Since he took out Champion First Season honours in 2004-05, More Than Ready has risen to become one of the most successful stallions on the world stage with a tally of 127 stakes-winners including a string of Australian Group 1 winners such as More Joyous and Samaready and consecutive Golden Slipper winners Sebring and Phelan Ready.

More Than Ready’s fee has been reduced from $99,000 making this year the lowest it has been since he stood for $44,000 in 2007.

In recent times his broodmare daughters have made headlines with three Group 1 winning producers last year while new sire-son Sebring has Group 1 stars Criterion and Dissident to his credit.

“More Than Ready has been afforded a few light seasons of mares in the past two southern springs and we feel that he is ready to cover a more substantial book of our Australian mares,” Vinery’s General Manager Peter Orton explained.

“The quality of mares that he has been serving has not diminished in that time, nor has his racetrack and sale-ring success, and physically, the horse is in great shape.

“Given More Than Ready will cover more mares, it’s only fair that we reduce his service fee and for breeders to be able to access a stallion of More Than Ready’s stature at $66,000 is a very attractive proposition.”

All Too Hard was Australian Champion 3YO Colt and he attracted one of the strongest first season books seen in years in 2013.  It included 18 Group 1 winners a dozen dams of Group 1 winners etc.

Vinery’s entire roster has enjoyed a fabulous year with Mossman and Myboycharlie progeny winning the first two legs of the 2YO Grand Slam via Golden Slipper winner, Mossfun, followed by Peggy Jean’s ATC Sires’ Produce triumph.

On top of that, Testa Rossa brought up his 50th stakes winner recently and sired the Magic Million 2YO Classic winner Unencumbered.

“The 2014 service fees for the Vinery stallions represent great value to breeders at every level,” Orton said.  “The roster will collectively ensure breeders have every opportunity to upgrade their mares with the sound knowledge that they are capable of producing runners at the highest level of competition and a strike-rate well above the average.”


MORE THAN READY (USA)    $66,000
ALL TOO HARD    $66,000
MOSSMAN    $27,500
TESTA ROSSA    $27,500

CONGRATS (USA)    $22,000
BIG BROWN (USA)    $16,500
CASINO PRINCE    $16,500
HUSSON (Arg)    $13,200

MYBOYCHARLIE (Ire)    $13,200
PLUCK (USA)    $11,000
DUBLEO (USA)    $5,500
EXCITES    $5,500

All fees (inc gst)