Following the retirement of Black Caviar and Pierro, champion colt All Too Hard has become the third high profile race horse retiring to stud in recent weeks.
First, it was said that All Too Hard could finish his racing career at Royal Ascot. Then it was speculated that the Scone Guineas could be the 3YO’s swansong.
But after consultation with the colt’s shareholders and his trainers Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes, Vinery Stud has decided that All Too Hard has nothing left to prove and has shelved plans to race the colt at Royal Ascot.
All Too Hard retires after winning three consecutive Weigh-For-Age Group 1 races : the CF Orr Stakes (1400m), the Futurity Stakes (1400m) and the All Aged Stakes (1400m).
And he has become the first horse to ever win the Caulfield Guineas, C.F Orr Stakes, Futurity Stakes and All Aged Stakes in one season.
“It was a difficult decision for us to retire a colt with so much more to offer as a racehorse,” Vinery Stud’s general manager Peter Orton said.
“All Too Hard has done all we could have asked for and more.
“He possesses an outstanding pedigree being out of Helsinge and a half brother to world champion sprinter Black Caviar.”
By Owens Wong