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Horse Detail

Name: All Too Rio

Gender: Filly

Sire: All Too Hard

Dam: Loving New

Trainer: Richard Litt

Foal Date: 16/08/2017



Thompson Thoroughbreds Australia support All Too Hard 

The TTSC’s Authorised Representative Thomspon Thoroughbreds Australia are thrilled to be offering shares in this bay filly by multiple Group 1 winner All Too Hard the half-brother to sprint queen, Black Caviar.

As a juvenile, All Too Hard won the Listed VRC Talindert Stakes a straight race up the famous Flemington course over 1100 m. on debut by a length-and-a-half in 2012. Three weeks later at the same course over 1400 m., All Too Hard won the Group 2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes by four-lengths.  All Too Hard was sent to New South Wales by team Hawkes duly winning the Group 2 ATC Pago Pago Stakes over 1200 m. by a length the first time All Too Hard raced right-handed.  Two weeks later All Too Hard faced the starter for the fourth time in the Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes, a race where the bay met Pierro (by Lonhro) winner of the Golden Slipper, to suffer defeat by one-and-three-quarters-of-a-length.

Team Hawkes, waited until the colts’ classic season before All Too Hard raced again, developing during his spell, at the colts fourth-run as a three-year-old the bay turned the tables on Pierro to win the 2012 Group 1 Caulfield Guineas (1600 m.) with the Group 1 BRC Doomben 10,000 winner Epaulette in third two-and-three-quarter lengths further away.

All Too Hard signed off his racing career with wins in the 2013 Group 1 MRC C.F. Orr Stakes, Futurity Stakes and the ATC All-Aged Stakes – seven wins and three-placings from 12-starts and career earnings of $2,288,200.

As of late April 2019 All Too Hard has sired 148-winners from 243 progeny to race with earnings of more than $11million. Seven stakes winners of which three are at Group 2 level in,  Villermont (Sandown Guineas); Demonetization (Great Northern Guineas (NZ)); Tarka (Stan Fox)) and the Listed winners All Too Huiying; Unfiar Dismissal, Curdled and Frosted Gold.

NOT ENOUGH?  This filly’s dam is Loving New, a winner of four races from 11-race starts two of those wins were at the highest level in the Group 1 Grande Premio Diana (Brazilian Oaks) 2000 m. and the Grande Premio Barao De Piracicaba (Brazilian 1000 Guineas) 1600 m. in 2004.  That year the bay finished runner-up in the Group 1 Grande Premio Margarida Polak Lara as well as the Group 3 Presidente Guilherme Ellis.

Those efforts ensured the daughter of Choctaw Ridge was crowned Champion 3YO Filly in Brazil at the end of the 2004/05 racing season.   Imported into Australia as a proven producer Loving New as being the dam of Group 1 winner Questing New (by Romarin), winner of the Brazilian Cidade Jardim GP Barao de Piracicba and the Group 3 Grande Premio Presidente Guilherme Ellis. Now at stud, Questing New is in-turn dam of Xic New (by Refuse to Bend) winner of the Group 1 Cidade Jardim GP Henrique de Toledo Lara over 1800 m in Brazil.

In Australia, Loving New has foaled nine foals, six have raced, five winners including the tough durable galloper, Dark Matter (by Stratum) winner of nine including the Dubai Duty Free (1400 m.) at Meydan, three wins in Singapore and the Carlsberg Cup (1400 m.) twice in Malaysia at Selangor.  First Crush (by Husson) has won seven races including the Listed Grafton Cup over 2350 m. with solid runner-up efforts in the Listed Sunshine Coast Cup 2400 m. and the Listed Ipswich Cup 2150 m.

Once the Horse Racing Syndicate has been formed it will be managed by Dave Thompson from Thompson Thoroughbreds Australia.Thompson Thoroughbreds Australia Pty Ltd

Trainer Detail

Saturday, February 9th, 2019 is a date Richard Litt will never forget when the former New Zealander made his mark in the Sydney training ranks when Castelvecchio won the Restricted Listed $2M Inglis Millennium. To make the win on his home track that much sweeter was to share the thrill with his wife Laura, the connections of the horse, and with their good friend, Pentathlon gold medallist, Chloe Esposito (Rio Olympics) who has been a loyal supporter since her father taught Richard & Laura’s children to swim at his Casula Swim School.

Based at Warwick Farm, Litt is from a family of horse trainers. His father Jim and his grandfather were both trainers and in 2012 Jim decided to take up the challenge in Australia and move to Warwick Farm. Richard was already working in Australia at this stage and had been working and learning his craft working for some of the best in the business including Bart Cummings, John O’Shea and Graeme Rogerson. When his father, Jim decided to return to New Zealand, Richard stepped into his Warwick Farm stables and set up his own enterprise, Litt Racing.

Litt’s first runner under this banner was at Royal Randwick, December 17th, 2016 when he saddled-up Song and Laughter in a Fillies and Mares Benchmark 85. On a heavy track the daughter of Song of Tara ran a cracking third and by seasons end Litt had earned his stable connections more than $200,000 in prizemoney which was admirable considering his small stable consisted of tried horses with no defined stable stars. His figures improved again during the 2017/18 season with returns to owners’ of more than $620,000.  It was also during this season that an un-named colt by Dundeel (that set his owner Ottavio Galletta back $150,000 in an Inglis auction) walked into his yard. As they say the rest is history.

Castelvecchio appeared at a crucial time for Litt as he strives to establish his business. So far Litt has now shown he can develop a raw colt like Castelvecchio, that possessed ability at his first trial, to win on debut then back it up again to see him charge home from the rear of the pack to win the inaugural Inglis Millennium.  In doing so Litt maintained the colts perfect record of two wins from as many starts and boosted the colt’s earnings to $1.2million for his connections (the company syndicate of Galletta Construction). Connections and Litt will now ponder the next start for the colt including the Group 2 Schweppes Skyline Stakes in March as a potential stepping stone towards the Group 1 Inglis Sires (1400m) at Randwick in April.

For Litt, the success of Castelvecchio comes after a lifetime’s involvement with horses. Litt took the biggest step of his career when his father handed him the keys to his Warwick Farm stable and he is now focused on developing his brand and increasing the calibre of his stable as he looks to the future. His recent success has declared him as a trainer on the rise in the Sydney training ranks and his drive to further develop his skills and to keep winners flowing has further been buoyed after securing support from public syndicator, Thompson Thoroughbreds Australia.

Litt currently has a stable of 23 horses (including two yearlings bought by Thompson Thoroughbreds out of the Inglis Classic Sale).

The share price is inclusive of the breaking-in fee with Rob Quinn, the insurance policy is held with Logan Livestock Insurance and is paid until 4pm on February 11th, 2020. All transport, agistment, pre-training costs along with incidental costs are paid until July 1st, 2019 too. Thompson Thoroughbreds have paid the Inglis race series nomination fee, and they will pay all Racing New South Wales BOBS and BOBS Extra scheme fees along with all Horse Racing Syndicate fees with Racing Australia too. Thompson Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd (Authorised Representative: 001 267 012) will manage the syndicate on behalf of all owners and will pay all authorised invoices and will in-turn invoice owners pro-rata shareholding. Thompson Thoroughbreds have estimated the upkeep cost of a two percent share when the filly is in training of $116.00 (inc. GST) per month which includes their monthly management fee of $38.50 (inc. GST) which approximately equates to $30 a-week