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All Too Hard: has attracted interest from outside investors

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Shares in All Too Hard available to investors

VINERY Stud will make a ten per cent share in All Too Hard available to investors after finalising the purchase of the Caulfield Guineas winner over the weekend.

The Casino Prince half-brother to champion Black Caviar was the most valuable asset in Nathan Tinkler's dwindling Patinack Farm thoroughbred empire and was the big prize for Vinery in a A$25 million deal finalised on Saturday.

The package also includes Tinkler's Hunter Valley property at Aberdeen that borders Vinery Stud and Onemorenomore, the Group 1 winner already standing at Vinery, and his shares in other Vinery stallions Big Brown and Pluck.

However, Tinkler has retained some breeding rights in All Too Hard that will enable him to send mares to the young stallion when he starts his stud career.

Vinery part-owner Neil Werrett said five shares were available in All Too Hard as a racing and breeding proposition.

"We've had a lot of people wanting to get involved in him so we are going to sell ten per cent of him to both race as well as have an interest in him while he stands at stud," Werrett said.

"We've already had interest from another major stud as well as individual breeders. At the moment we've got five shares left."

Werrett, also a major shareholder in champion Black Caviar, was the underbidder on All Too Hard when he was was sold at the 2011 Easter sale in Sydney for A$1.025 million.

The colt will continue to be trained by Michael, John and Wayne Hawkes with the Group 1 Australian Guines and the Sydney autumn carnival first on the agenda.

"We need to speak with John Hawkes before we finalise plans for All Too Hard's autumn campaign," Werrett said.

All Too Hard is likely to race overseas in 2013 to promote him as a shuttle stallion to the northern hemisphere.

It is not certain that he wil begin stud duty next spring as he may race on and start his stud career in 2014.

All Too Hard is by Casino Prince, the Group 1 winner Tinkler purchased as his foundation sire for Patinack Farm, from the exceptional broodmare Helsinge.

 

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