All Too Hard

(Casino Prince x Helsinge, by Desert Sun)

Unbeaten in his first three starts, all at black type level, connections decided to by-pass the Group 1 Golden Slipper and tackle the Group 1 Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m), where the Hawkes Racing-trained colt finish second to Slipper winner Pierro.

The son of Casino Prince flourished during his three-year-old season, capturing the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas over Pierro and Epaulette, before second in the Group 1 WS Cox Plate (2040m) behind Ocean Park.

Resuming in the Autumn, the colt won the Group 1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m), before a stunning three and a quarter length win in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes (1400m) at the same track two weeks later.

Heading to Sydney, All Too Hard was once again at his best winning the Group 1 All Aged Stakes (1400m), in what would be his final race start. Subsequently crowned the Australian Champion 3YO Colt of 2012/13, he finished second behind his very own half-sister Black Caviar in the voting for the Horse of the Year award.

The $1,025 million colt was internationally recognised and rated the equal highest 3TO Colt in the world – World Thoroughbred Rankings (Jan 2013).

“He’s right up there with the best I’ve ever trained,” trainer John Hawkes stated. “He’s a serious horse and is in the same class as Lonhro. He’s an absolute athlete and he’s got the family, the pedigree and a big heart.”

His first crop hit the racetrack in 2015/16 proving themselves as serious 2yo’s and making All Too Hard the equal Champion First Season Sire by winners.

All Too Hard has sired 23 Stakes performers with only three crops of racing age highlighted by Group 2 winners Villermont, Demonetization and Tarka, as well as the exciting Group 2-winning juvenile Frosted Gold in South Africa.

Age Runs 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 4 3 1 A$418,700
3 8 4 1 1 A$1,869,500
Totals: 12 7 2 1 A$2,288,200

At 2:

1st ATC Pago Pago S., Gr.2 (1200m, beating Narcissus and Limes)
1st VRC Sires’ Produce S., Gr.2 (1400m, beating Pronto Pronto and Road Trippin’)
1st Talindert S., L (1100m, beating Liberty Rock and Timely Truce)
2nd ATC Sires’ Produce S., Gr.1 (1400m, to Pierro and beating Limes)

At 3:

1st ATC All Aged S., Gr.1 (1400m, beating Rain Affair and Fiorente)
1st MRC CF Orr S., Gr.1 (1400m, beating Mawingo and Mr Moet)
1st Futurity S., Gr.1 (1400m, beating Glass Harmonium and King Mufhasa)
1st Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1 (1600m, beating Pierro and Epaulette)
2nd MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1 (2050m, to Ocean Park and beating Pierro)
3rd ATC San Domenico S., Gr.3 (1100m, to Snitzerland and Driefontein)
4th ATC George Main S., Gr.1 (1600m)

VILLERMONT (AUS) 2014 c, by All Too Hard – Bollinger, by Dehere. 3 wins from 1600m to 1650m, A$322,860, in 2017-18, MRC Sandown Guineas, Gr.2, BRC Gunsynd Classic, Gr.3, 3d MRC Chandler Macleod P., 4th VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1, ATC Carbine Club S., Gr.3.

DEMONETIZATION (AUS) 2014 g, by All Too Hard – Midnight Special, by Zabeel. 4 wins from 1200m to 1600m, NZ$132,625, to 2018-19, ARC Great Northern Guineas, Gr.2, Counties RC Haunui Farm H., BOP RC Fertco S., 2d Matamata Cup, L, Counties RC Franklin Long Roofing H., 3d ARC Trevor Eagle Memorial S., L, Waikato RC CK Treeworks H., 4th ARC Easter H., Gr.2.

TARKA (AUS) 2015 c, by All Too Hard – Gayika, by Galileo. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1500m, 1600m, A$218,750, to 2018-19, ATC Stan Fox S., Gr.2, TAB 2YO H., Tab.com.au H., 2d ATC Gloaming S., Gr.3, 3d ATC Pluck at Vinery 2YO H., 4th ATC Spring Champion S., Gr.1.

FROSTED GOLD (NZ) 2016 c, by All Too Hard – Mary d’Or, by Verglas. 3 wins at 2, R642,500, in 2018-19, Turffontein South African Nursery, Gr.2, Storm Bird S., L, Vaal Book for Classic Day on 2 March Juvenile P., 2d Turffontein Protea S., Gr.3.

ALL TOO HUIYING (AUS) 2014 c, by All Too Hard – Madame Flurry, by Perugino. 5 wins at 1600m, 1800m, A$345,530, to 2018-19, VRC Seppelt Wines S., L, MRC Ladbrokes Odds Boost H., Ladbrokes H., 2d BRC Champagne Classic, Gr.2, ATC Tab.com.au 2YO P., GCTC Aquis Farm Ladies Day H., ATC Zyrtec Spring H., 3d ATC Fernhill H., L, GCTC Spill the Beans First Weanlings H., ATC Schweppes H.

CURDLED (AUS) 2014 g, by All Too Hard – Custard, by Lonhro. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1350m, A$213,950, to 2018-19, Qld Tatt’s RC Winning Edge S., L, BRC Canadian Club H., Ipswich TC Follow ITC at Ipswichturfclub P., 2d ATC Membership H., Ascot Restaurant Sale H., TAB Rewards 2YO H., 3d ATC Cellarbrations H., Schweppes 2YO P., SCTC Summer Bright H.

UNFAIR DISMISSAL (AUS) 2015 c, by All Too Hard – Up and Up, by Exceed and Excel. 3 wins at 2, A$117,440, in 2017-18, SAJC Oaklands P., L, Terry Howe Printing 2YO H., 3d SAJC M&J Chickens 2YO H.

Roy’s Riviera (AUS) 2014 f, by All Too Hard – Donna Amata, by Anabaa. 3 wins at 1600m, 1800m, R427,000, to 2018-19, Greyville Durban View Restaurant S., Racing It’s a Rush H., 2d Greyville Flamboyant S., Gr.3, 3d Greyville Flamboyant S., Gr.3, Kings Cup, L, Scottsville Fever Tree S., Greyville KZN Fillies Guineas Trial, 4th Greyville KZN Fillies Guineas, Gr.2, Turffontein Fillies Mile, Gr.3.

All Too Soon (AUS) 2014 f, by All Too Hard – Gallant Tess, by Galileo. 4 wins from 1400m to 1800m, A$298,565, to 2018-19, ATC Theraces H., Hachem Management Group H., Task Retail P., 2d ATC Schweppes H., Kogaroo H., Catanach’s H., 3d ATC Japan Racing Association P., Gr.3, Epona S., Gr.3, Cellarbrations H., All Too Hard at Vinery 2YO H., 4th VRC Matriarch S., Gr.2.

Hardly Surprising (AUS) 2014 f, by All Too Hard – Annamarie, by Elusive Quality. Winner at 1600m in 2017-18, 2d MRC Clanbrooke Racing H., 3d MVRC Alexandra S., Gr.3.

Amangiri (AUS) 2015 f, by All Too Hard – Secret Indulgence, by Fastnet Rock. 2 wins at 1550m, 1600m, A$116,200, in 2018-19, ATC Easy Lane H., Rise Up at The Championships H., 2d ATC Adrian Knox S., Gr.3, ANZ Bloodstock News H.

Cristal Eyes (AUS) 2015 f, by All Too Hard – Champagne Run, by More Than Ready. 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, A$89,550, to 2018-19, MVRC WM Waste Management H., 3d VRC Thoroughbred Breeders S., Gr.3.

Outrageous (AUS) 2015 g, by All Too Hard – Fit and Ready, by More Than Ready. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1300m, 1400m, A$263,305, to 2018-19, VRC Autumn Trophy H., 2d ATC TAB 2YO P., 3d ATC Sires’ Produce S., Gr.1, 4th MVRC Bill Stutt S., Gr.2, Newcastle JC Spring S., Gr.3.

Za Zi Ba (AUS) 2014 f, by All Too Hard – Wiener, by More Than Ready. 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, A$194,150, to 2018-19, ATC Lindt H., Tab.com.au H., 2d ATC On Top of the World H., 3d ATC Darby Munro S., L, Spark of Life H., Winning Edge Merchandise H., 4th ATC Fireball S., L.

Warranty (AUS) 2014 f, by All Too Hard – Factor of Safety, by Encosta de Lago. 3 wins to 1400m, A$205,580, in 2017-18, ATC Exosphere Standing at Darley H., Cellarbrations H., 2d ATC Winning Edge Merchandise H., 3d VRC Lexus Hybrid P., L, BRC Nudgee S., L, 4th ATC Nivison S., Gr.3.

Waimea Bay (AUS) 2014 f, by All Too Hard – Waveline, by Stravinsky. 3 wins to 1400m, A$76,855, in 2017-18, ATC Bowermans Office Furniture H., 3d Canberra Guineas, L.

Fine Scent (AUS) 2014 f, by All Too Hard – Patou, by Covetous. 3 wins at 1100m, 1200m, A$136,982, to 2018-19, Perth Racing D’Orsogna H., 2d Bunbury TC Rangeview Stud Classic, L, WATC Myattsfield Vineyards P., Perth Racing Tabtouch Regional Championship H., WATC Get the Tabtouch 2YO P., 3d WATC Gabby Mallis 91st Birthday P.

Divanation (AUS) 2014 f, by All Too Hard – Makybe Diva, by Desert King. 2 wins at 1650m, 1750m, A$75,600, to 2018-19, 2d MRC Bill Collins H., SAJC Sepoy at Darley H., 3d Warrnambool Cup, L, MVRC Gallagher Bassett H.

Eclair Sunshine (AUS) 2014 g, by All Too Hard – Miss Rangoon, by Giant’s Causeway. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1050m, 1500m, A$83,125, M$263,900, to 2018-19 in Aust. and Macau, SAJC West Adelaide Football Club 2YO H., 2d VRC Pin & Win P., L, SAJC James Boags Premium 2YO P., Spring Carnival H., 4th MRC Gothic S., L.

Illuminaire (AUS) 2015 f, by All Too Hard – Optical, by Swiss Ace. Winner at 1100m, A$99,100, in 2018-19, 2d MRC Redoute’s Choice S., L, SAJC Magic Millions Adelaide 2YO Classic, 3d MVRC William Crockett S., L, 4th SAJC Dequetteville S., L.

Behemoth (AUS) 2015 g, by All Too Hard – Penny Banger, by Zedrich. 2 wins at 1050m, 1200m, A$107,300, in 2018-19, MVRC Santa’s Workshop H., SAJC James Boags P., 2d SAJC Redelva S., L, Gawler & Barossa JC Freeling Football Club 2YO H.

Mystic Empire (AUS) 2014 f, by All Too Hard – Empress Wu, by General Nediym. Placed at 2 & 3 to 2017-18, 2d ATC Widden S., Gr.3.

Fling (AUS) 2016 f, by All Too Hard – Kryptelon, by Falvelon. Placed at 2 in 2018-19, 3d VRC Sires’ Produce S., Gr.2, MRC Ladbrokes P.