More Than Ready

Southern Halo - Woodman's Girl,
by
Woodman, 1997 dkb/br

The International Sire

Champion Sire More Than Ready is a globally important stallion whose name is recognized in every country in the world that races horses.

One of the youngest in history to attain 100 stakes winners and 1,000 winners, More Than Ready has sired Graded stakes winners in 12 countries, Grade 1 winners in seven. And as perhaps North America's pre-eminent representative of the Halo line, he offers unparalleled outcross potential.

More Than Ready - The International Sire
More Than Ready Overview
  • 2018 racing: United Nations S. [G1] winner FUNTASTIC, Belmont Derby Inv. winner [G1CATHOLIC BOY, Appalachian S. [G2] winner RUSHING FALL, Palos Verdes S. [G2] winner and G1-placed ROY HG3 winners SIR TRUEBADOURMORE THAN WORDS, EAGLE WAY (AUS), etc.  
  • 2018 sales: $750,000 2YO at F-T Midlantic, $625,000 2YO at OBS March; yearlings of $500,000, $400,000, $325,000, $300,000, $250,000, etc.; two $500,000+ yearlings in Australia
  • 38 stakes horses and 11 Graded stakes winners in 2017 led by Eclipse Champion Sprinter ROY H, winner of the $1,500,000 Breeders' Cup Sprint [G1] ​and RUSHING FALL, winner of the $1,000,000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf [G1]
  • Top 5 Juvenile Sire in 2017, including COPPER BULLET, winner of the Saratoga Special S. [G2], and CATHOLIC BOY, winner of Saratoga’s With Anticipation S. [G3], etc.
  • 2017 sales progeny include $1,650,000 KEENOV broodmare, 2YOs of $1.1 million, $1 million$600,000, and six-figure yearlings in the Southern Hemisphere
  • 189 lifetime black type winners across the globe, making him North America's #1 sire of black type winners, more than Giant’s Causeway
  • 86 Graded Stakes Winners & 27 Grade 1 Winners on four different continents, including five Breeders’ Cup winners - three juvenile Breeders’ Cup winners
  • 341 black type horses from over 150 different broodmare sires around the world
  • $167+ million in worldwide progeny earnings to date
  • Emerging sire of sires: His son SEBRING (AUS) is the sire of Australian Horse of the Year DISSIDENT (AUS)
  • ​Bred 395 mares in the last three Northern Hemisphere seasons combined

More Than Ready is one of the industry's most reliable sires. Champion Sire in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, in 2015, 11 of 28 stakes horses came in the Northern Hemisphere, while in 2016, it was 29 of his 33 stakes horses, and in 2017, 29 of his 31 stakes horses. 

More Than Ready offers superb commercial opportunity as well. In 2017, his weanlings averaged $221,328, his yearlings averaged $172,778, and his 2-year-olds averaged $191,301. In 2016, his 2-year-olds averaged $140,470 and his yearlings averaged $141,072. In 2015, his yearlings averaged $142,470 and his weanlings averaged $119,438.

His 2-year-old and 3-year old crops of 2018 are arguably his best American-breds, having been conceived immediately following his first two Breeders' Cup winners. The 2-year-old Copper Bullet was superlative in winning the 2017 Saratoga Special S. [G2].

Year Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
1999 7 5 0 1 $310,229
2000 10 2 4 0 $716,000
Totals 17 7 4 1 $1,026,229


Won at 2

  • Sanford S. (G2, 6f, defeating Mighty, Bulling, Dance Master, Gone Super)
  • Tremont S. (G3, 5 ½f, defeating Afternoon Affair, King Kokand, True Force, Welbourne, Frozen Field)
  • Flash S. (5f, defeating Diablo's Addition, Bevo, Hazing Tony, Z Cool, True Force)
  • WHAS-11 S. (5f, by 4 ½ lengths, defeating House Burner, Admiral Perry, Z Cool, Shimmering Night, Ultimate Warrior, Grasp, Keep On Smokin, Ique, Silent Sheikh, I'm Not Tired Yet, Charged Up Cowboy)
  • A maiden special weight race at Keeneland (4 ½f, defeating No Limit Soldier, Boca Baby, In Sync, Land, Rubber Band Man, Miami Blase, Dominus)

3rd at 2

  • Futurity S. at Belmont Park (G1, 8f, to Bevo, Greenwood Lake, defeating Chief Seattle, Uncle Abbie, Entepreneur, Destination Home, Outrigger)
Won at 3
  • King's Bishop S. (G1, 7f, defeating Valiant Halory, Millencolin, Left Bank, Bevo, Wake At Noon)
  • Hutcheson S. (G2, defeating American Bullet, B L's Appeal, U So Bad, Rich Celebration, Tour the Hive, Advanced Edition)

2nd at 3

  • Blue Grass S. (G1, to High Yield, defeating Wheelaway, Deputy Warlock, Bare Outline, Stelltement, Mighty, Hal's Hope) 
  • Vosburgh S. (G1, to Trippi, defeating One Way Love, Delaware Township, Successful Appeal, Valiant Halory, Iron Punch, Makeyourselfathome, Stalwart Member, Istintaj)
  • Louisiana Derby (G2, to Mighty, defeating Captain Steve, Exchange Rate, Peninsula, Mortal Cinch, Ifitstobeitsuptome, Oro Negra, Country Only, Tribunal) 
  • Dwyer S. (G2, to Albert the Great, defeating Red Bullet, Commendable)

Printable Pedigree

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Generational Pedigree

SOUTHERN HALO (USA)
b. 1983
HALO (USA)
blk. 1969 [BC]
HAIL TO REASON (USA)
dkb/br. 1958 [C]
TURN-TO (USA) b. 1951 [BI]
NOTHIRDCHANCE (USA) b. 1948
COSMAH (USA)*
b. 1953
COSMIC BOMB (USA) dkb/br. 1944
ALMAHMOUD (USA) ch. 1947 *
NORTHERN SEA (USA)
b. 1974
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
b. 1961 [BC]
NEARCTIC (CAN) br. 1954
NATALMA (USA) b. 1957 *
SEA SAGA (USA)
ch. 1968
SEA-BIRD (FR) ch. 1962 [S]
SHAMA (USA) b. 1961 *
WOODMANS GIRL (USA)
b. 1990
WOODMAN (USA)
ch. 1983
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA) ch. 1961 [B]
GOLD DIGGER (USA) b. 1962 *
PLAYMATE (USA)
ch. 1975
BUCKPASSER (USA) b. 1963 [C]
INTRIGUING (USA) ch. 1964 *
BECKY BE GOOD (USA)
b. 1981
NASKRA (USA)
b. 1967
NASRAM (USA) b. 1960
ISKRA (FR) ch. 1961
GOOD LANDING (USA)
b. 1965
FIRST LANDING (USA) b. 1956
BEST SIDE (USA) b. 1952
courtesy of Pedigree Query

More Than Ready News

$500,000 colt tops Fasig-Tipton Yearlings sale for More Than Ready title=
More Than Ready

$500,000 colt tops Fasig-Tipton Yearlings sale for More Than Ready

More Than Ready's results during Aug. 6-7 Saratoga Select Yearlings sale were robust as usual for the world-class stallion, with six lots bringing an average of $308,333...

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Uni (GB) storms home to take $100,000 De La Rose S. title=
More Than Ready

Uni (GB) storms home to take $100,000 De La Rose S.

Uni (GB), a Grade 2 winner at Saratoga last year, won her second stakes over the historic turf course on Aug. 4...

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More Than Ready first-time starter Lyrical Lady a TDN Rising Star at Saratoga title=
More Than Ready

More Than Ready first-time starter Lyrical Lady a TDN Rising Star at Saratoga

Lyrical Lady 5 3/4-length maiden special weight victory on opening day of the Saratoga meet earned the 2-year-old More Than Ready filly a a TDN Rising Star tag in her career debut...

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Catholic Boy all heart in Belmont Derby Inv. (G1) title=
More Than Ready

Catholic Boy all heart in Belmont Derby Inv. (G1)

Catholic Boy and Analyze It staged one of the most thrilling stretch duels of 2018 in Saturday's $1.2 million Belmont Derby Inv. (G1)...

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  • 2018 racing: United Nations S. [G1] winner FUNTASTIC, Belmont Derby Inv. winner [G1CATHOLIC BOY, Appalachian S. [G2] winner RUSHING FALL, Palos Verdes S. [G2] winner and G1-placed ROY HG3 winners SIR TRUEBADOURMORE THAN WORDS, EAGLE WAY (AUS), etc.  
  • 2018 sales: $750,000 2YO at F-T Midlantic, $625,000 2YO at OBS March; yearlings of $500,000, $400,000, $325,000, $300,000, $250,000, etc.; two $500,000+ yearlings in Australia
  • 38 stakes horses and 11 Graded stakes winners in 2017 led by Eclipse Champion Sprinter ROY H, winner of the $1,500,000 Breeders' Cup Sprint [G1] ​and RUSHING FALL, winner of the $1,000,000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf [G1]
  • Top 5 Juvenile Sire in 2017, including COPPER BULLET, winner of the Saratoga Special S. [G2], and CATHOLIC BOY, winner of Saratoga’s With Anticipation S. [G3], etc.
  • 2017 sales progeny include $1,650,000 KEENOV broodmare, 2YOs of $1.1 million, $1 million$600,000, and six-figure yearlings in the Southern Hemisphere
  • 189 lifetime black type winners across the globe, making him North America's #1 sire of black type winners, more than Giant’s Causeway
  • 86 Graded Stakes Winners & 27 Grade 1 Winners on four different continents, including five Breeders’ Cup winners - three juvenile Breeders’ Cup winners
  • 341 black type horses from over 150 different broodmare sires around the world
  • $167+ million in worldwide progeny earnings to date
  • Emerging sire of sires: His son SEBRING (AUS) is the sire of Australian Horse of the Year DISSIDENT (AUS)
  • ​Bred 395 mares in the last three Northern Hemisphere seasons combined

More Than Ready is one of the industry's most reliable sires. Champion Sire in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, in 2015, 11 of 28 stakes horses came in the Northern Hemisphere, while in 2016, it was 29 of his 33 stakes horses, and in 2017, 29 of his 31 stakes horses. 

More Than Ready offers superb commercial opportunity as well. In 2017, his weanlings averaged $221,328, his yearlings averaged $172,778, and his 2-year-olds averaged $191,301. In 2016, his 2-year-olds averaged $140,470 and his yearlings averaged $141,072. In 2015, his yearlings averaged $142,470 and his weanlings averaged $119,438.

His 2-year-old and 3-year old crops of 2018 are arguably his best American-breds, having been conceived immediately following his first two Breeders' Cup winners. The 2-year-old Copper Bullet was superlative in winning the 2017 Saratoga Special S. [G2].

Year Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
1999 7 5 0 1 $310,229
2000 10 2 4 0 $716,000
Totals 17 7 4 1 $1,026,229


Won at 2

  • Sanford S. (G2, 6f, defeating Mighty, Bulling, Dance Master, Gone Super)
  • Tremont S. (G3, 5 ½f, defeating Afternoon Affair, King Kokand, True Force, Welbourne, Frozen Field)
  • Flash S. (5f, defeating Diablo's Addition, Bevo, Hazing Tony, Z Cool, True Force)
  • WHAS-11 S. (5f, by 4 ½ lengths, defeating House Burner, Admiral Perry, Z Cool, Shimmering Night, Ultimate Warrior, Grasp, Keep On Smokin, Ique, Silent Sheikh, I'm Not Tired Yet, Charged Up Cowboy)
  • A maiden special weight race at Keeneland (4 ½f, defeating No Limit Soldier, Boca Baby, In Sync, Land, Rubber Band Man, Miami Blase, Dominus)

3rd at 2

  • Futurity S. at Belmont Park (G1, 8f, to Bevo, Greenwood Lake, defeating Chief Seattle, Uncle Abbie, Entepreneur, Destination Home, Outrigger)
Won at 3
  • King's Bishop S. (G1, 7f, defeating Valiant Halory, Millencolin, Left Bank, Bevo, Wake At Noon)
  • Hutcheson S. (G2, defeating American Bullet, B L's Appeal, U So Bad, Rich Celebration, Tour the Hive, Advanced Edition)

2nd at 3

  • Blue Grass S. (G1, to High Yield, defeating Wheelaway, Deputy Warlock, Bare Outline, Stelltement, Mighty, Hal's Hope) 
  • Vosburgh S. (G1, to Trippi, defeating One Way Love, Delaware Township, Successful Appeal, Valiant Halory, Iron Punch, Makeyourselfathome, Stalwart Member, Istintaj)
  • Louisiana Derby (G2, to Mighty, defeating Captain Steve, Exchange Rate, Peninsula, Mortal Cinch, Ifitstobeitsuptome, Oro Negra, Country Only, Tribunal) 
  • Dwyer S. (G2, to Albert the Great, defeating Red Bullet, Commendable)

Printable Pedigree

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Generational Pedigree

SOUTHERN HALO (USA)
b. 1983
HALO (USA)
blk. 1969 [BC]
HAIL TO REASON (USA)
dkb/br. 1958 [C]
TURN-TO (USA) b. 1951 [BI]
NOTHIRDCHANCE (USA) b. 1948
COSMAH (USA)*
b. 1953
COSMIC BOMB (USA) dkb/br. 1944
ALMAHMOUD (USA) ch. 1947 *
NORTHERN SEA (USA)
b. 1974
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
b. 1961 [BC]
NEARCTIC (CAN) br. 1954
NATALMA (USA) b. 1957 *
SEA SAGA (USA)
ch. 1968
SEA-BIRD (FR) ch. 1962 [S]
SHAMA (USA) b. 1961 *
WOODMANS GIRL (USA)
b. 1990
WOODMAN (USA)
ch. 1983
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA) ch. 1961 [B]
GOLD DIGGER (USA) b. 1962 *
PLAYMATE (USA)
ch. 1975
BUCKPASSER (USA) b. 1963 [C]
INTRIGUING (USA) ch. 1964 *
BECKY BE GOOD (USA)
b. 1981
NASKRA (USA)
b. 1967
NASRAM (USA) b. 1960
ISKRA (FR) ch. 1961
GOOD LANDING (USA)
b. 1965
FIRST LANDING (USA) b. 1956
BEST SIDE (USA) b. 1952
courtesy of Pedigree Query
$500,000 colt tops Fasig-Tipton Yearlings sale for More Than Ready title=
More Than Ready

$500,000 colt tops Fasig-Tipton Yearlings sale for More Than Ready

More Than Ready's results during Aug. 6-7 Saratoga Select Yearlings sale were robust as usual for the world-class stallion, with six lots bringing an average of $308,333...

[read more]

Uni (GB) storms home to take $100,000 De La Rose S. title=
More Than Ready

Uni (GB) storms home to take $100,000 De La Rose S.

Uni (GB), a Grade 2 winner at Saratoga last year, won her second stakes over the historic turf course on Aug. 4...

[read more]

More Than Ready first-time starter Lyrical Lady a TDN Rising Star at Saratoga title=
More Than Ready

More Than Ready first-time starter Lyrical Lady a TDN Rising Star at Saratoga

Lyrical Lady 5 3/4-length maiden special weight victory on opening day of the Saratoga meet earned the 2-year-old More Than Ready filly a a TDN Rising Star tag in her career debut...

[read more]

Catholic Boy all heart in Belmont Derby Inv. (G1) title=
More Than Ready

Catholic Boy all heart in Belmont Derby Inv. (G1)

Catholic Boy and Analyze It staged one of the most thrilling stretch duels of 2018 in Saturday's $1.2 million Belmont Derby Inv. (G1)...

[read more]

More Than Ready - Progeny

MoreThanReady-print

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Electronic Mare Submission

General Information - Please do not enter any links or the form will not be processed.
Name: (required)
Email: (required)
Phone: (required)
Organization:
Street Address:
City / State / Zip:
Comments:
Stallion(s) of interest:
Bellamy Road
Bodemeister
Carpe Diem
Commissioner
Congrats
Constitution
Daredevil
Distorted Humor
Exaggerator
Fed Biz
Gemologist
More Than Ready
Outwork
Overanalyze
Paynter
Pioneerof the Nile
Revolutionary
Sidney's Candy
Speightster
Speightstown
Super Saver
Take Charge Indy
Tiznow
Tourist

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