All Too Hard: the Caulfield Guineas winner is a half-brother to Black CaviarPICTURE: Getty Images
All Too Hard share bought by Kia Ora Stud
KIA ORA Stud in Australia has joined Vinery in the ownership of Caulfield Guineas winner All Too Hard.
Kia Ora has taken a significant share in the colt's racing and future breeding career. The operation is located directly across the Pages River from Vinery in the Segenhoe Valley and is one of the most historic farms in the Hunter Valley.
Established in 1914, Kia Ora Stud has produced many great racehorses, including seven Melbourne Cup winners and nine Victoria Derby winners.
In recent years under the ownership of Ananda Krishnan, Kia Ora has been redeveloped and reinvigorated with state of the art facilities, re-established pastures and first class management.
In a relatively short time, Kia Ora has continued its fine tradition by producing champion South African mare Igugu, leading sire Exceed And Excel and stakes horses such as Mahisara.
"We are delighted Kia Ora has joined us in the ownership of All Too Hard", said Vinery's Peter Orton.
"Kia Ora is one of the finest properties we have in the Hunter Valley, with a first class broodmare band and commitment to racing.
"Kia Ora, a strong supporter of Vinery, is a great contributor to the industry and to the local community. We look forward to Kia Ora sharing the excitement of All Too Hard's racing and his future success when he begins his much anticipated career at stud."