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).

BETTER THAN READY 2019 23 17 40 $33,000
DEEP FIELD 2019 21 16 37 $55,000
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
SNITZEL 2010 10 12 22 $165,000
RUBICK 2019 15 6 21 $33,000
FASTNET ROCK 2009 12 8 20 $165,000

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

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