All Too Hard Colt Wins Maribyrnong Plate
Tara Madgwick - Thursday November 7

The Group III VRC Maribyrnong Plate (1000m) for two year-olds drew a well-bred competitive field at Flemington on Oaks Day with victory going to a blue-blooded son of All Too Hard, who is blessed with his father’s head.

Hard Landing - image Grant CourtneyTrained out of Lindsay Park by the Hayes Dabernig team, Hard Landing showed abundant natural pace to be in contention all the way and was tenacious to the line for Luke Nolen to beat his stablemate Baaqyah, a daughter of I Am Invincible.

A half head separated the pair at the finish with co-trainer David Hayes holding both youngsters in high regard.

“They’ve got the right pedigrees and they’ve both worked well so it’s good to see them come out and run up to that,” said David Hayes.

“He has a great physique, but has a very plain head, which I think was why we got a bit of discount on him… he’s growing into it though!

“We see him as a Blue Diamond and Slipper horse , so you won’t see him again for a little while.”

Hard Landing might have a plain head, but it's a winning head!A $280,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Vinery draft for Lindsay Park Racing/Andrew Williams Bstock, Hard Landing runs for a syndicate that includes Neil Werrett and Steve McCann, who bred him and raced his mother Snitzerland with great success.

Hard Landing is the second foal and first winner for Snitzel mare Snitzerland, who won over $1.9 million with a career highlight win in the Group I VRC Lightning Stakes and a second in the Golden Slipper.

Snitzerland has a yearling colt by I Am Invincible and has foaled this spring producing another colt by I am Invincible.

Hard Landing is the 12th stakes-winner for Vinery Stud’s All Too Hard, who was likewise criticized as a young horse for having a plain head. As time goes on and that plain head starts winning races it looks prettier and prettier!

All Too Hard represents great value at a fee of $27,500All Too Hard has had a great start to the season with Hard Landing being his fourth stakes-winner since August 1.

Priced at $27,500 by Vinery Stud this year, which is his least expensive fee since retiring to stud in 2013, All Too Hard is a great value option for breeders late in the season looking to get their final mares in foal to a proven sire.




All Too Hard in upcoming sales:
Darley Maribyrnong Plate Gr3 1000m
Flemington Track: Good(4) Time: 0:58.92
Hard Landing
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: L Nolen 57
2c All Too Hard (AUS) x Snitzerland (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $280,000
V:Vinery Stud Scone NSW
B: Lindsay Park Racing/Andrew Williams Bstock
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: Jamie Kah 55
2f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Exposed (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $500,000
V:Little Avondale Stud
B: de Burgh Equine / Shadwell Stud
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: N Rawiller 57
2c Lord Kanaloa (JPN) x Vasilissa (JPN) (Heart's Cry (JPN))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Busuttin Racing
T: James Cummings J: Craig Williams 57
2c Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Shannara (AUS) (Octagonal (NZ))
T: R D Griffiths J: Beau Mertens 57
2c Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Nothin But A Dream (USA) (First Defence (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Edinburgh Park Wingham NSW
B: Griffiths Racing/Peter Ford T'breds (FBAA)
Galactic Fury
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Ryan Moore 57
2c Street Boss (USA) x Buratti (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: M Zahra 57
2c Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Wiener (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $725,000
V:Kitchwin Hills Scone NSW
B: Aquis Farms Pty Ltd
T: C J Waller J: J B Mc Donald 57
2c Outreach (AUS) x Barcelona Girl (AUS) (Noverre (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Kanangra, Scone
B: Chris Waller Racing / Guy Mulcaster Bloodstock
Arctic Ice
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Damian Lane 55
2f Brazen Beau (AUS) x Icy Maiden (AUS) (Xaar (GB))
Eastern Wind
T: G J Colvin J: D Oliver 57
2g Fighting Sun (AUS) x Jungle Rock (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: D Dunn 55
2f Written Tycoon (AUS) x Pinova (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $380,000
V:Attunga Stud Blandford NSW
B: Hawkes Racing
Boom Daddy
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: S Baster 57
2c Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Daddys Little Girl (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Eureka Stud Cambooya Qld
B: Lindsay Park Racing/Andrew Williams Bstock
Coup De Tonnerre
T: Matthew Cumani J: John Allen 57
2c Night Of Thunder (IRE) x Sea Terrace (AUS) (Authorized (IRE))