More Than Ready

Fee: $75,000 S&N
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
  •  2 Breeders' Cup winners in 2017: RUSHING FALL, winner of the $1,000,000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf [G1] and ROY H, winner of the $1,500,000 Breeders' Cup Sprint [G1]
  • 26 stakes horses and 9 Graded stakes winners in 2017, including UNI (GB), winner of the Sands Point S. [G2], TOM'S READY, winner of the Bold Ruler H. [G3], SONIC BOOM, winner of the American Derby [G3], and GSWs READY TO ATTACK (AUS), EAGLE WAY (AUS), EKTIFAA (AUS), MADE YOU LOOK, etc.
  • Top 5 Juvenile Sire in 2017, including 2yo colt COPPER BULLET, winner of the Saratoga Special S. [G2], and 2yo colt CATHOLIC BOY, winner of Saratoga’s With Anticipation S. [G3], etc.
  • 2017 sales progeny include $1,650,000 KEENOV broodmare, Tammy The Torpedo, $1.1 million 2yo colt at FTFFEB, $1 million 2yo filly at OBSAPR and $600,000 2yo filly at OBSMAR, and six-figure yearlings in the Southern Hemisphere
  • 177 lifetime black type winners across the globe, making him North America's #1 sire of black type winners, more than Giant’s Causeway
  • 81 Graded Stakes Winners & 25 Grade 1 Winners on four different continents, including five Breeders’ Cup winners - three juvenile Breeders’ Cup winners
  • 327 black type horses from over 150 different broodmare sires around the world
  • Approaching $158 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

More Than Ready's Catholic Boy shines in Remsen S. (G2) title=
More Than Ready

More Than Ready's Catholic Boy shines in Remsen S. (G2)

Catholic Boy, already a graded stakes winner on the turf, added the $250,000 Remsen S. (G2) on Saturday when the 2-year-old More Than Ready colt powered to a 4 3/4-length win...

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More Than Ready

Banner Friday at Keeneland for More Than Ready

More Than Ready had two of the top four weanlings during Friday's session of the Keeneland November sale, including a $325,000 filly purchased by Fort Pierce Racing...

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More Than Ready's Roy H tops Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) title=
More Than Ready

More Than Ready's Roy H tops Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1)

Roy H completed his meteoric ascension to the top of the male sprint division with an emphatic win in Saturday's $1.5 million Breeders' Cup Sprint...

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Rushing Fall completes perfect season in Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) title=
More Than Ready

Rushing Fall completes perfect season in Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1)

More Than Ready's undefeated 2-year-old filly Rushing Fall turned in another stellar performance in Friday's $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1)...

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More Than Ready - Progeny

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  •  2 Breeders' Cup winners in 2017: RUSHING FALL, winner of the $1,000,000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf [G1] and ROY H, winner of the $1,500,000 Breeders' Cup Sprint [G1]
  • 26 stakes horses and 9 Graded stakes winners in 2017, including UNI (GB), winner of the Sands Point S. [G2], TOM'S READY, winner of the Bold Ruler H. [G3], SONIC BOOM, winner of the American Derby [G3], and GSWs READY TO ATTACK (AUS), EAGLE WAY (AUS), EKTIFAA (AUS), MADE YOU LOOK, etc.
  • Top 5 Juvenile Sire in 2017, including 2yo colt COPPER BULLET, winner of the Saratoga Special S. [G2], and 2yo colt CATHOLIC BOY, winner of Saratoga’s With Anticipation S. [G3], etc.
  • 2017 sales progeny include $1,650,000 KEENOV broodmare, Tammy The Torpedo, $1.1 million 2yo colt at FTFFEB, $1 million 2yo filly at OBSAPR and $600,000 2yo filly at OBSMAR, and six-figure yearlings in the Southern Hemisphere
  • 177 lifetime black type winners across the globe, making him North America's #1 sire of black type winners, more than Giant’s Causeway
  • 81 Graded Stakes Winners & 25 Grade 1 Winners on four different continents, including five Breeders’ Cup winners - three juvenile Breeders’ Cup winners
  • 327 black type horses from over 150 different broodmare sires around the world
  • Approaching $158 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's Catholic Boy shines in Remsen S. (G2) title=
More Than Ready

More Than Ready's Catholic Boy shines in Remsen S. (G2)

Catholic Boy, already a graded stakes winner on the turf, added the $250,000 Remsen S. (G2) on Saturday when the 2-year-old More Than Ready colt powered to a 4 3/4-length win...

[read more]

Banner Friday at Keeneland for More Than Ready title=
More Than Ready

Banner Friday at Keeneland for More Than Ready

More Than Ready had two of the top four weanlings during Friday's session of the Keeneland November sale, including a $325,000 filly purchased by Fort Pierce Racing...

[read more]

More Than Ready's Roy H tops Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) title=
More Than Ready

More Than Ready's Roy H tops Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1)

Roy H completed his meteoric ascension to the top of the male sprint division with an emphatic win in Saturday's $1.5 million Breeders' Cup Sprint...

[read more]

Rushing Fall completes perfect season in Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) title=
More Than Ready

Rushing Fall completes perfect season in Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1)

More Than Ready's undefeated 2-year-old filly Rushing Fall turned in another stellar performance in Friday's $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1)...

[read more]

More Than Ready - Progeny

MoreThanReady-print

Printable forms

Electronic Mare Submission

General Information
Name: (required)
Email: (required)
Phone: (required)
Organization:
Street Address:
City / State / Zip:
Comments:
Stallion(s) of interest:
Battle of Midway
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

Download Printable forms

Mare Information
Mare Name: (required)
Age:
Sire:
Dam:
Status:
Previous Year Covering Sire:
Boarding Farm:
Produce History:
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