MORE THAN READY sires his 23rd Group 1 Winner

10 Jul 18

The results keep flowing for evergreen Vinery Stud veteran sire More Than Ready (USA).
Did you know? MORE THAN READY has sired 189 Stakes Winners and that makes him the MOST SUCCESSFUL active sire at stud in Australia !


Did you know? Only four (4) Stallions, each a legend in its own right, have sired more stakes winners than MORE THAN READY. They are: DANEHILL, DANZIG, GALILEO & SADLER’S WELLS !
Just seven days ago, another son named FUNFAIR won the Group 1 United Nations Stakes on the turf at Monmouth Park.

Now, one week later, we are now talking about a new Group 1 winning son named CATHOLIC BOY who has added to the legend of More Than Ready (USA) after he showed toughness and spirit during a determined, head win over Analyze It in the $1,000,000 Group 1 Belmont Derby.

Catholic Boy wins Gr1 Belmont Derby

It was the same result as when these two met in the Group 3 Pennine Ridge Stakes on June 2.
The three-year-old colt becomes the 23rd winner at the highest level for his well-travelled sire.
His next start could well be the $1.25 million Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga on August 25.
Catholic Boy has also won the Group 2 Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct.

Catholic Boy (inside) winning the Belmont Derby
With his first Group 1 win, Catholic Boy career record sits at 8 starts: 5 wins and 1 second with earnings of US$1,172,000.
A $170,000 buyback at the 2016 Keeneland January Yearling Sale, Catholic Boy is out of the Bernardini mare Song Of Bernadette.

More Than Ready (USA) with 189 Stakes Winners will stand the 2018 season at Vinery Stud for a fee of $66,000.
Dynamic Syndications in association with GAI WATERHOUSE and ADRIAN BOTT at the yearling sales this year purchased from VINERY STUD a sensational son of MORE THAN READY x ELAN GRENADINE.


The Bay Colt is a marvel to look at and moves like true high class equine athlete.
Bred on the super cross of More Than Ready over Danehill line mares our colt’s Dam ELAN GRENADINE is a 1000m winning city class mare and a half-sister to dual SW and Gr2 placed CELEBRITY GIRL. Also a half-sister to stakes placed LADY LAKSHMI and to ALBAICIN (dam of GENERALIFE – Gr3 and dual LR Winner and dual Gr1 placed).
ELAN GRENADINE is a daughter of Stakes winning Gr2 placed and dual Gr1 performed DASHING GRANADA.
DASHING GRENADA is the full sister to Gr3 and LR winner NORTHEAST SHEILA (dam of SW JACQUELINE ROUGE and SP SHEILA’S STAR) and is a half-sister to SW KABLAMMO.
There has been plenty of movement in this family in recent times with dual Gr1 Oaks Placegetter SHEEZDASHING (2nd Schweppes Oaks, 3rd Queensland Oaks) is from a half-sister to ELAN GRENADINE and now appears in the second Dam.
Whilst DASHING GRANADA looks like she has another handy colt following the brilliant first up win by 2yo Lonhro Colt ZAIDIN.
Our colt has the exceptional looks to match his sensational pedigree.
With an excellent A+ 665% genetic rating score and a Best of Sale rating of 2 stars that placed him in our Top 20 rated lots in the 1,062 lots in the catalogue.
This colt is an elite individual by the sire in 2018 and now looks incredibly good value.
To have a chat about becoming involved in this colt with GAI and ADRIAN give Adam Watt a call on 02 9540 1511 and find out how easy and affordable racehorse ownership at an exclusive level really is.  

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