News this week from Queensland where it was announced that four time stakes winning son of More Than Ready - BETTER THAN READY was retired to take up stud duties at the famous Lyndhurst Stud for 2015. BETTER THAN READY was trained by Kelly Schweida and won 8 races (from just 16 starts), 4 at stakes level and placed 3rd in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 with earnings of $484,000 during his career. An awesome racehorse in full flight, Lyndhurst Stud's new sire broke Northern Meteor's Randwick track record for 1200m when winning the Listed Brian Crowley in a crack field at just his sixth career start.
Blue Sky's Julian Blaxland selected and purchased BETTER THAN READY for majority owner Dan Hayes as a weanling at the Magic Millions National Sale in 2010 and recently brokered the deal between the Dan and the ownership group and the standing partnership of Lyndhurst Stud and Yarramalong Stud. It's very satisfying to see another one of our colt purchases perform at the top level on the track and now retire as a commercial sire prospect to stud. This exciting sire prospect joins current leading Australian Freshman Sire BENETEAU (sadly deceased), SHRAPNEL, INSTINCTION, SUPER EASY and RED HOT CHOICE as colts purchased by Blue Sky Bloodstock that have gone onto commercial stud duties in recent years. We strongly encourage Australian breeders to look at BETTER THAN READY shares and nominations for 2015. He's a colonial sire that possessed incredible speed, good looks, a fabulous pedigree and importantly is an ideal outcross for Danehill line mares - much like More Than Ready's highly other successful son Sebring. The horse has already acquired support of a high number of quality mares, ensuring his progeny will get every chance when first sold as yearlings at the January 2018 Magic Millions Sale. Get you're 2015 bookings in while you still can!