More Than Ready

Southern Halo - Woodman's Girl, by Woodman, 1997 dkb/br
Fee: $50,000 S&N   |   Entered Stud: 2001  Submit Mare
More Than Ready - International Superstar
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More Than Ready - WinStar Farm

International Superstar

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 preeminent representative of the Halo line, he offers unparalleled outcross potential. A listing of his accomplishments includes:

  • 133 stakes winners - 2nd best among active North American sires
  • 17 Grade/Group 1 winners - 2nd best among active North American sires
  • 61 Group/Graded SWs - 2nd best among active North American sires
  • 251 stakes horses from 163 different broodmare sires
  • Three Breeders' Cup winners of the past four years
  • 41 stakes victories Feb. 23, 2013 to April 13, 2014, FIVE G1 SWs, incl.:
    VERRAZANO and ROOM SERVICE
  • 20 SWs, 12 GSWs in 2013 - 7 SWs, 3 GSWs already in 2014
  • Worldwide progeny earnings of $109 million

More Than Ready is one of the industry's most reliable sires. Champion Sire in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, in 2013 he sired 24 stakes horses, 6 2YO SHs in North America and Europe alone. Through the first 13 weeks of 2014, he has sired seven stakes winners, 13 overall stakes horses - nine in the Northern Hemisphere, and four Down Under.

More Than Ready offers superb commercial opportunity as well. In 2014, his two-year-olds in training are averaging $233,750, while his yearlings Down Under are averaging $230,864 (individuals for $748,000, $695,000, $610,000).  His current two-year-old crop and his 2014 yearling crop are arguably his best American-breds, having been conceived immediately following his first two Breeders' Cup winners.

More Than Ready News

Sunday, April 13, 2014
More Than Ready's top 3-year-old filly Ready to Act got her first graded stakes victory Sunday in the $200,000 Beaumont (G2) at Keeneland...
Monday, April 07, 2014
The Keeneland April 2-years-olds in Training Sale marked another auction highlight for More Than Ready as the WinStar stallion's two offerings were both top-10 sellers...
Saturday, April 05, 2014
Room Service came from last after a half-mile to finish on even terms with Rosalind in Saturday's $500,000 Ashland S. (G1) at Keeneland...
Saturday, April 05, 2014
Ready Signal captured Gulfstream Park's $75,000 Powder Break S. to give her sire More Than Ready his second stakes winner on the day
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Leading sire More Than Ready picked up his 133rd career stakes winner on March 22 when More Than a Cruise drew off to a decisive 3 ¾-length victory in the $75,000 Conniver S. at Laurel...
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Sebring, an 8-year-old son of More Than Ready standing at Widden Stud in his native Australia, got his first Grade 1 winner on Saturday when Dissident captured the ATC Randwick Guineas...
Sunday, March 02, 2014
More Than Ready's newest stakes winner came in Sunday's $100,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park...
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Ready Signal prevailed in a tight three-way photo finish to win the $75,000 Ten Palms S. Sunday at...
Sunday, January 26, 2014
With a 1-3 finish in the $100,000 Sweetest Chant S. Sunday at Gulfstream Park, Ready to Act and...
Saturday, January 11, 2014
A colt by More Than Ready took the top seller honors during day four of the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale in Australia on Jan. 11..
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
The Australian Magic Millions 2014 Gold Coast Yearling Sale highlighted international champion sire More Than Ready's appeal...
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
WinStar Farm announced 2014 stud fees for its expanded 23-stallion roster, led again by leading sire Distorted Humor who stands for $100,000 S&N, and emerging top sire Speightstown, whose fee will be $80,000 S&N following another stellar year...
Saturday, October 12, 2013
With a bold move in mid-stretch, 4-year-old Pianist cleared off to a two-length victory in the $200,000 Athenia S. (G3) at Belmont Park...
Friday, September 27, 2013
Samaready bested a top-class field in the 1,200 meter Moir S. (Aus-I) Sept. 27 at Moonee Valley, scoring an impressive four-length triumph to corral the second lifetime Group 1 event...
Monday, August 26, 2013
International superstar More Than Ready sired his 123rd career stakes winner when War battled to victory in the A$125,000 Ibis Styles Up and Coming H. (G3) in Australia on August 24th...
Sunday, July 28, 2013
More Than Ready's star 3-year-old Verrazano rolled to a decisive victory in the $1 million Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth Park on Sunday...
Monday, July 22, 2013
Ready to Act became the fifth 2-year-old winner of 2013 for More Than Ready on Monday Saratoga...
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Infinite Magic prevailed in a three-way photo in Saturday's $200,000 American Derby (G3)...
Thursday, July 04, 2013
Leading for the majority of the five furlongs, 2-year-old colt All in Blue signaled the official beginning of juvenile season for More Than Ready...
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Grade 1 winner Verrazano successfully navigated his return to the races, absolutely dominating the $150,000 Pegasus S. (G3)...

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 TWO

  • Sanford S (gr-II, 6f, defeating Mighty, Bulling, Dance Master, Gone Super. 
  • Tremont s (gr-III, 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 Cowboys. 
  • A maiden special weight, 4 ½f, defeating No Limit Soldier, Boca Baby, In Sync, Land, etc. 
  • 3rd Futurity S (gr-1, to Bevo, Greenwood Lake.
Won At THREE
  • King's Bishop S (gr-1, 7f, defeating Valiant Halory, Millencolin, Left Bank, Bevo, Wake At Noon. 
  • Hutcheson S (gr-ll, dead heat with Summer Note, defeating American Bullet, B L's Appeal, U So Bad, Rich Celebration, Tour the Hive. 
  • 2nd Toyota Blue Grass S (gr-1, to High Yield, defeating Wheelaway, Deputy Warlock, Bare Outline, Stelltement, Mighty, Hal's Hope. 
  • Vosburgh S (gr-1, to Trippi, defeating One Way Love, Delaware Township, Successful Appeal, Valiant Halory, Iron Punch, Makeyourselfathome, Stalwart Member, Istintaj. 
  • Louisiana Derby (gr-II, to Mighty, defeating Captain Steve, Exchange Rate, Peninsula, Mortal Cinch, Ifitstobeitsuptome, Oro Negra, Country Only, Tribunal. 
  • Dwyer S (gr-II, 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 - Progeny

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