No current stallion in Australia has made a bigger impression with their first two crops than this exciting young sire.
Two years ago, BETTER THAN READY wouldn’t be mentioned in the same breath as SNITZEL, I AM INVINCIBLE or EXCEED AND EXCEL but his record of producing 2YO winners now makes him part of that conversation (see table from Breednet below).
|SIRE||YEAR 1||CROP 1 2YO WINNERS||CROP 2 2YO WINNERS||TOTAL||2020 FEE|
|BETTER THAN READY||2019||23||17||40||$33,000|
|I AM INVINCIBLE||2014||15||20||35||$209,000|
|EXCEED AND EXCEL||2008||13||19||32||$132,000|
|SPIRIT OF BOOM||2018||18||12||30||$44,000|
|ALL TOO HARD||2017||10||13||23||$27,500|
BETTER THAN READY’s 23 first crop winners won 38 races, which was more than both SNITZEL and I AM INVINCIBLE, and came from just 47 runners bred from a $9,900 fee.
Not surprisingly, his service fee more than tripled last year and one would expect another increase if his results continue through the 2020-21 season.
The early signs are promising with a double last Saturday, including the impressive EELLOH at Doomben.
So the question is…how much will you have to pay for a BETTER THAN READY yearling next year?
It’s unlikely you will jag one for $36,000 – the price Proven Thoroughbreds paid for the filly from HANAAN (HIGH CHAPARRAL) at the March QTIS Sale.
See more info on this filly here: BETTER THAN READY x HANAAN (80% SOLD)
The other BETTER THAN READY yearling Proven acquired in 2020 was a colt out of RIDOLFI (FASTNET ROCK).
He was the only BETTER THAN READY yearling to make the Magic Millions January Sale catalogue and was purchased for $80k. We had our eye on this colt as we also own the full-sister BETTER GET SET who is up to ¾ pace with trainer Steve O’Dea and ironically was only 3 lengths off EELLOH (BTR’s latest winner) at her last start back in April.
See more info on this colt here: BETTER THAN READY x RIDOLFI