Hard Ruler Vies For Black Type In Listed Taj Rossi Stakes On Saturday

This week we have an exciting runner for Champion Thoroughbreds Victoria with our filly Hard Ruler taking her place in a Listed Race at Flemington.

Hard Ruler, a 2yo daughter of All Too Hard will run in the Listed Taj Rossi Series Final over 1600 metres. The race is bound to be highly competitive with boom undefeated galloper Royal Symphony a hot favourite on the back of a massive win at Flemington at his last run and big raps on his ability from trainer Tony McEvoy.

Hard Ruler comes into the race off a strong maiden win at Sale where the filly really excelled over the mile trip. On Saturday Hard Ruler has drawn nicely in barrier 1 where she should get a nice run. Our trainer Mick Price likes the filly and feels she can run a good race. “She is a staying type who we are hoping can run in the first 4 and win some valuable blacktype,” said Price. “There are some nice horses in the race but she should get the run of the race and hopefully will finish the race off strongly.”

Hard Ruler’s sire All Too Hard was a star galloper who was a dual Group 2 winner as a 2yo and trained on to win 4 x G1’s as a 3yo including the Caulfield Guineas and also ran 2nd in the time honoured Cox Plate. A beautifully pedigreed horse, All Too Hard is a half-brother to the immortal Black Caviar and also from the family of star gallopers Scandinavia and Magnus.

At stud All Too Hard has started in promising fashion siring 9 individual winners already from his first crop headed by stakes winner Curdled as well as the stakes placed duo Mystic Empire and All Too Huiying. All Too Hard stands at one of the finest farms in the country, Vinery Stud, who offered Hard Ruler at the 2016 William Inglis Premier Sale where she was purchased for $140,000. Vinery Stud retained an interest in Hard Ruler and bred the filly who is out of the More Than Ready mare Legislature.

Legislature was a solid filly who excelled at 1600-1950m and registered a stakes placing in the Laelia Stakes and Auraria Stakes in Sth Australia. It is hoped that Hard Ruler can continue to develop at three and we expect her to eventually make a nice autumn 3yo. Saturday will be tough but you have to be in it to win it and we will be hoping for a strong performance.


Champion Welcome Sales & Marketing Director Neill Ross To The Team

This week Champion Thoroughbreds welcomed Neill Ross to the team as Sales & Marketing Director to support our growing business. Neill has wealth of knowledge and experience in the racing industry and beyond. He holds a Bachelor of Business from Massey University in New Zealand and a Diploma in Horse Husbandry and Management from Roseworthy Ag College in  

Zoustar Two Year Olds Dominate At Warwick Farm

Zoustar continues to cement himself as one of the hottest two year old sires with two winners at Warwick Farm on Wednesday. First starter Lean Mean Machine looked a horse with plenty of talent in his two trials and certainly lived up to expections on debut when winning the Pluck @ Vinery Handicap for the two year old Colts & Geldings over 1000m. 

Owners Enjoy A Sunny Sunday At Randwick

Our 2018 Yearling Parade went off without a hitch at John O'Shea's stables on Sunday. We were treated to a sunny, fine day with good coffee and some outstanding looking horses who proved incredibly popular amongst those looking for their next Champion. 

There's 'No Doubt' About This Quality Filly

The team was thrilled to walk away with Lot 436 on Day 3 of the Inglis Premier Sale- a stunning daughter by Not A Single Doubt, sire of top class gallopers including Extreme Choice, Single Gaze, Miracles Of Life and Scales Of Justice. In the breeding barn, Not A Single Doubt has earned the title of Leading Australian Sire by Worldwide Earning 

2018 Yearling Parade THIS SUNDAY!

It's that time of the year again! We'll be hosting our 2018 yearling parade at John O'Shea Racing on Sunday, March 11th kicking off at 10am. The parade will feature our yearlings purchased from Magic Millions, Karaka, Inglis Classic and Premier sale as well as our racehorses in training with John at the time. 

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