Name: Ready Made Doll
Sire: Better Than Ready
Dam: Exciting Doll
Trainer: Tony Gollan
Foal Date: 28/08/2017
TEAM THOROUGHBREDS EXCITED WITH THIS DOLL.
By an exciting young sire out of a proven producer
Team Thoroughbreds sought assistance from renown bloodstock agent, John Foote when looking to secure their first offering for 2019. This filly is by Better Than Ready (by More Than Ready) a horse that landed in the runner-up position on Australia’s First Crop Sires of the 2018-19 Season less than $500,000 behind Sidestep (sire of the Group 1 winner Kiamichi). At seasons end the horse had three stakes winners to his credit in The Odyssey (2018 BRC Phelan Ready Stakes); Better Reflection (2018 BRC Calaway Gal Stakes) and Jagged Edge (2019 BRC Dalrello Stakes) from a very reasonable service of $9,900.00 (inc. GST) providing breeders value for their money.
The stud manager has triumphed as the four-time Listed winner kicked off a new career in the same manner as another Queensland counterpart Spirit of Boom (by Sequalo) did. At the end of the season, with 23 individual winners, Better Than Ready was crowned the Leading First-crop Sire by Winners title too. Covering upwards of 130 mares in each of his first-three seasons with the book doubling in size in 2018 these numbers suggest the son of More Than Ready will have many more winners coming through in seasons to come too.
From a breeding point of view Better Than Ready’s maternal grandsire Agnes World, a group one winner of the Newmarket July Cup and Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp, sire of winners of more than $19 million including six stakes winners. That horses’ daughters have returned earnings in excess of more than $4.7 million including three stakes winners Rougeoyant, Maktayman and Better Than Ready.
This filly is out of Exciting Doll in-turn out of the stakes placed Nassi Doll a winner of six-races and more than $114,000. A winner of four races Exciting Doll won over distances that ranged from 1100 m. to 1650 m. placing another nine times from a 21-starts before connections sent her to stud in 2015.
NOT ENOUGH? Nassi Doll is the dam of eight foals, seven are winners including the stakes placed Teronado (by Testa Rossa) a winner of four races along with Don Vito (by Reenact) six wins.
While Better Than Ready had been trained in Queensland and won eight races, placed three-times earning connections more than $400,000 as we the Listed ATC Brian Cowley Stakes (1200 m.) in the spring of 2012 at the bay/brown’s sixth career start. The horse went on to win the BRC Falvelon Stakes (1200 m.) and Mick Dittman Plate (1000 m.) in the autumn of 2013 then the Keith Noud Stakes (1200 m.) the following spring. Better Than Ready’s racetrack career spanned over 16-starts and finished third in the Group 1 BRC BTC Cup (1200 m.) and fourth in the Group 2 MRC Rubiton Stakes behind champion sprinter Lankan Rupee at the horses final racetrack appearance in 2014 at Caulfield.
Once the Horse Racing Syndicate has been formed the new partnership will be managed by Authorised Representative Team Thoroughbreds.
Tony Gollan cemented his place in Queensland racing history at the conclusion of the 2014-15 racing season when he broke Bruce McLachlan’s long standing record of 78 metropolitan wins.
In celebrating that milestone, Gollan acknowledged the journey he had travelled since reviving his training career in 2003. His second premiership followed a break-through season and ably assisted by the Group One-winning half-brothers Spirit of Boom (by Sequalo) and Temple of Boom (by Piccolo) however it would be unfair to say Gollan’s march toward the top of his profession was solely down to the “Boom Brothers”.
All up, Gollan trained 95 winners Australia wide during the 2014-15 racing season earning connections more than $4million. With a third trainers’ title firmly in the rear-vision mirror Gollan is now looking to build on the 100-plus winners Australia wide mark that landed him in tenth spot on the Australian Trainers’ Premiership list at the end of the 2015-16 season with Gollan recording a top five finish training 88.5 metropolitan winners.
Tony Gollan is well placed on the Queensland premiership rankings this season, heading the metropolitan premiership with 67 individual winners that have earned connections more than $4million in prize money.
Gollan has begun the 2018-19 racing season in the same manner he finished the last chalking up 107 winners and to the stables credit the season has another four months to run.
Spirit of Boom is clearly the most successful galloper Gollan has trained providing him with successes in the 2014 Group 1 MVRC William Reid Stakes and the BRC Doomben 10,000. While Temple of Boom, also owned by Boom Racing Thoroughbreds, and the oldest of the pair had won the 2012 ATC Galaxy at Randwick after wins at Group 2, Group 3 and Listed level.
While both Booms brothers enhanced Gollan’s reputation, the effort to take Amexed from a maiden win at the Sunshine Coast over 1600 m. to success in the Group 3 BRC Rough Habit Plate (2000 m.) equally focused a bright light on his skill.
As a teenager Gollan was a star Rugby League player in Toowoomba, earning selection in the Queensland U-19 squad and winning a scholarship to play in Sydney. But with a professional football career beckoning he chose horse racing, with his first winner Carbon Shadow at Clifford Park in 1999, and it’s a tribute to his dedication and persistence that followed some 13-years after he had taken the plunge and moved to Brisbane in 2012 to saddle up his first Group-1 winner.
Gollan has once again has approached the new season with that same attitude to keep building on those past results to ensure his rise to the top isn’t a short stay and remains focused to collect a sixth premiership trophy at seasons end.