It is believed Nathan Tinkler’s Patinack Farm operation have lost their number one racehorse with glamour colt All Too Hard reportedly sold in a package deal worth $30 million.
Fairfax Media broke the news on Friday that Vinery Stud, part-owned by Black Caviar’s owner Neil Werrett and Gerry Harvey, have acquired the Caulfield Guineas winner as well as Group 1-winning stallion Onemorenomore and Patinack Farm at Aberdeen.
Vinery Stud general manager Peter Orton did not confirm the sale but admitted they have been involved in discussions to obtain the lucrative stallion prospect.
“I think any stud would like to have a stallion prospect like him and there are at least two other studs in the market,” Orton told Fairfax.
All Too Hard, a $1.025 million yearling purchase and half-brother to Black Caviar, burst on to the scene as a two-year-old last autumn when securing dominant victories in the first three starts of his career before being defeated by Pierro in the Sires’ Produce Stakes.
Many wrote off the Casino Prince colt as a three-year-old when he failed to fire in the first three starts of his spring campaign but he changed the racing world’s opinion and sent his stallion value skywards when he ran down Pierro to claim the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas in October.
The win ended Pierro’s unbeaten record and All Too Hard unseated him as Australia’s premier colt when he backed up the performance to finish within half a length of Ocean Park when second in the $3 million Cox Plate.