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Better Than Ready (AUS)

2009 More Than Ready (Southern Halo) x Sally's World (Agnes World)
Lyndhurst Stud

Champion Australian First Season Sire by winners and a leading Queensland sire (145 winners in 2022/23) … outstanding near black racehorse with 8 wins inc. 4 stakes victories at 3 & 4 … broke Northern Meteor’s Randwick 1200m track record … bred similarly to brilliant sire Sebring … stakes winners include Apache Chase, Chrysaor, Alpine Edge, The Odyssey, Tiger Legend, The Vowels, Skirt The Law, Better Get Set etc.

Lyndhurst Stud

Lyndhurst Stud

Stands at Lyndhurst Stud
2023 FEE: $27,500

One of Queensland’s most successful studs – and operated by the Kruger family since 1956 – Lyndhurst Stud is located south west of Brisbane at Warwick. Offering all professional thoroughbred services – from agistment and foaling to yearling sale preparation and high quality stallions, Lyndhurst Stud has Condamine River frontage with extensive irrigation throughout.

PO Box 348 , Warwick, QLD, 4370
+61 (07) 4661 1588
Jeff Kruger
0429 076 610
Griff Kruger
0427 010 096

Latest News

Whiskey Breaks the Ice for Better Than Ready

Better Than Ready, a perennial leader for individual 2-year-old winners, left it later than usual to put one on the board this season, although it may have been worth waiting for.

$195,000 Better Than Ready Filly Tops MM Book 2 Finale

A three quarter sister to former star Queensland galloper Apache Chase has topped the final day of the hugely successful 2024 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

Your Ticket to the Races!

Saturday’s Magic Millions program at the Gold Coast is one of the most popular race days on the turf calendar and considered the ‘place to be’ and supporters of leading Queensland stallion, Better Than Ready, would know all about that with 11 of his runners – yep, that’s right, 11! – featuring in the star studded program.

Are You Ready for Better?

If you’re a fan of Better Than Ready and who isn’t, you’ll be beating a path to the Yarramalong Park draft at Magic Millions which features 22 of his stock including the full sister to Group II winner Chrysaor, current favourite for the $3million Magic Millions 3YO Guineas.

Chrysaor Completes a Red-Letter Day for Star Thoroughbreds

The Better Than Ready colt Chrysaor rounded out a memorable forty minutes for Chris Waller and Denise Martin’s Star Thoroughbreds when he returned to form in the $1,000,000 Group II Cincotta Chemist Callander-Presnell Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday.

20th 2YO Winner for Better than Ready

Spirit of Boom might be the front runner for siring two year-old winners this season with 23 on the board, but his Queensland rival Better Than Ready is not done with yet and added a 20th winner to his tally on Sunday.

Current Runners Accepted

Sunday, March 3
Colac Race 2 - 1200m Maiden
Thebarberofseville (ex: Night At The Opera) Tnr: Richard Cully Rdr: Jarrod Fry
Colac Race 7 - 2000m Restricted 58
The Yachtsman (ex: Sophia Lago) Tnr: Naomi Bourke Rdr: Madison Lloyd
Cairns Race 3 - 1250m Maiden
Sweet Kisses (ex: One More Kiss) Tnr: Georgina Bourke Rdr: Ryan Wiggins
Cairns Race 3 - 1250m Maiden
Gabby's Ready (ex: Girlsarebackintown) Tnr: Matthew McGuire Rdr: Scott Sheargold
Cairns Race 5 - 1250m Benchmark 60
King's Halo (ex: Dublette) Tnr: Stephen Massingham Rdr: Ryan Wiggins
Cairns Race 5 - 1250m Benchmark 60
Betta Al (ex: Hail Maher) Tnr: Alwyn Bailey Rdr: Adrian Layt
Cairns Race 7 - 950m Benchmark 70
Thatfeelsbetter (ex: Ridolfi) Tnr: John Manzelmann Rdr: Lauren Guernier
Cairns Race 8 - 950m Restricted 55
Headlander (ex: Exultation) Tnr: Maria Potiris Rdr: Denicious Smith
Cairns Race 9 - 1400m Restricted 55
Sophia's Lass (ex: Power Flow) Tnr: Matthew McGuire Rdr: Scott Sheargold
Moruya Race 3 - 1010m Maiden
Ready To Ring (ex: Bell Time) Tnr: Joe Cleary Rdr: Jessica Taylor
Monday, March 4
Kempsey Race 4 - 1250m Maiden
By The Jingoes (ex: Annual Income) Tnr: Sally Taylor Rdr:
Tuesday, March 5
Townsville Race 2 - 1000m Open
Ithinkbetta (ex: Put The Rope Away) Tnr: John Manzelmann Rdr: Adrian Layt
Townsville Race 3 - 1400m Open
Miss Seattle (ex: Umajet) Tnr: Georgina Bourke Rdr: Samantha Collett
Townsville Race 4 - 1200m Benchmark 65
King's Halo (ex: Dublette) Tnr: Stephen Massingham Rdr: Jason Taylor
Townsville Race 5 - 1000m Benchmark 70
Thatfeelsbetter (ex: Ridolfi) Tnr: John Manzelmann Rdr: Lachlan Overall
Townsville Race 6 - 1200m Open
Tahkian Bubbles (ex: Roses Of Joy) Tnr: Peter Fleming Rdr: Chris Whiteley
Townsville Race 6 - 1200m Open
Sweet Kisses (ex: One More Kiss) Tnr: Georgina Bourke Rdr: Samantha Collett
Wednesday, March 6
Otaki Race 3 - 1200m Maiden
Spielberg (ex: Aromas) Tnr: P S Richards Rdr:
Sunday, March 3
Sunshine Coast Poly Race 3 - 1100m Benchmark 58 0
What's Up Honey (ex: Star Council)
Tnr: S and T Mackinnon
Wednesday, March 6
Doomben Race 1 - 1200m Class 5 0
En Pointe (ex: Pointe Dancer)
Tnr: Robert Heathcote
It's Gerry (ex: Hello Crystal)
Tnr: Barry Lockwood
Ready For Anything (ex: Ghoom)
Tnr: Matthew Dunn
Doomben Race 4 - 1110m Benchmark 65 0
Toute Sweet (ex: Sugarparma)
Tnr: Brett Baker
Tow The Line (ex: Epic Flight)
Tnr: Stuart Kendrick
Doomben Race 6 - 1200m Maiden 0
Tipped Off (ex: Tipping)
Tnr: Tony Gollan
Metalart (ex: Exquisite Art)
Tnr: Kelly Schweida
Fast As Steel (ex: Lemon Sweet)
Tnr: Chris Munce
Zin Zan Ready (ex: Not A Zin Zan)
Tnr: Desleigh Forster
Doomben Race 7 - 1200m Maiden 0
Ready And Lucky (ex: Mostly Lucky)
Tnr: Tony Gollan
Rosefinch (ex: Real Pink)
Tnr: Jason Edwards
Summer Ready (ex: Summer Glen)
Tnr: Danny Bougoure
Doomben Race 8 - 1110m Maiden 0
Wayfarer's Way (ex: Pilgrim)
Tnr: Desleigh Forster
Zelezny (ex: Hurl)
Tnr: Kelly Schweida
Alpha Bravo (ex: Summer Glen)
Tnr: Danny Bougoure
Petticoat (ex: Costume)
Tnr: Brett Dodson
Launceston Race 6 - 1620m Benchmark 60 0
Maarkle (ex: Jubilee)
Tnr: John Luttrell
Launceston Race 8 - 1420m Benchmark 68 0
Maarkle (ex: Jubilee)
Tnr: John Luttrell
Warwick Farm Race 1 - 1400m Benchmark 78 0
Port Lockroy (ex: Freezethemillions)
Tnr: Annabel Neasham
Thursday, March 7
Grafton Race 6 - 1175m Maiden 0
By The Jingoes (ex: Annual Income)
Tnr: Sally Taylor
Hebon Shiki (ex: Hepburn)
Tnr: Ethan Ensby
Grafton Race 7 - 1400m Maiden 0
Better Be Brief (ex: Concisely)
Tnr: Adam Campton
Kilcoy Race 2 - 1200m Benchmark 60 0
Toute Sweet (ex: Sugarparma)
Tnr: Brett Baker
Kilcoy Race 7 - 1200m Maiden 0
Better Be Brief (ex: Concisely)
Tnr: Adam Campton




Top Sales

2022 ex Not a Single Woman(AUS)
2022 ex Secret Indulgence(NZ)
2022 ex Rockette Rocket(AUS)
2022 ex Scorched(AUS)
2022 ex Dreamarcher(USA)

Australia Yearling Stats

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Pedigree Table

More Than Ready (USA) 1997
Sally's World (AUS) 2002
Southern Halo (USA) 1983
Woodman's Girl (USA) 1990
Agnes World (USA) 1995
Sally Magic (AUS) 1996
Halo (USA) 1974
Northern Sea (USA) 1974
Woodman (USA) 1981
Becky Be Good (USA) 1981
Danzig (USA) 1986
Mysteries (USA) 1986
Keltrice (AUS) 1990
Sleep Time Girl (AUS) 1988
Natalma: 5s x5d
Nearctic: 5s x5d
Northern Dancer: 4s x4d

Runners Today

Race 2 Thebarberofseville 3g ex: Night At The Opera
Race 7 The Yachtsman 6g ex: Sophia Lago
Race 3 Sweet Kisses 3f ex: One More Kiss
Race 3 Gabby's Ready 3f ex: Girlsarebackintown
Race 5 King's Halo 4g ex: Dublette
Race 5 Betta Al 3g ex: Hail Maher
Race 7 Thatfeelsbetter 5g ex: Ridolfi
Race 8 Headlander 5g ex: Exultation
Race 9 Sophia's Lass 4m ex: Power Flow
Race 3 Ready To Ring 2f ex: Bell Time
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Yesterday's Results

1st Dalby: All Stashed Up 6m ex Miss Stash
1st Newcastle: Petticoat 2f ex Costume
2nd Charleville: Karara Lad 5g ex Special Shadow
3rd Charters Towers: Tiger Legend 5g ex Fillydelphia
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Australasian Distance Performance

Short <= 1200m
72.2% - (608)
Sprint 1201m - 1400m
21.9% - (184)
Mile 1401m - 1600m
3% - (25)
Mid 1601m - 2000m
2.4% - (20)
Stay 2001m - 2400m
0.6% - (5)
Long 2400m+
0% - (0)

Top Nicks

10 wnrs , (2 sw) Alpine Edge
Fastnet Rock
10 wnrs , (1 sw) Better Get Set
9 wnrs , (1 sw) Chrysaor
5 wnrs , (1 sw) The Odyssey
3 wnrs , (1 sw) Tiger Legend
Canny Lad
2 wnrs , (1 sw) Better Reflection
1 wnrs , (1 sw) Apache Chase
1 wnrs , (1 sw) Jagged Edge
Exceed And Excel
13 wnrs Moriconi
11 wnrs Palate

Race Record

At 2
1st - Ramsay Health Care Hcp (1000)
4th - 0aks Hotels Hampden Stakes (1200) LR
At 3
1st - Brian Crowley Stakes (1200) LR
1st - Coca-Cola Falvelon Hcp (1200) LR
1st - Adco Mick Dittman Plate (1000) LR
1st - Darley Australia Hcp (1110)
1st - Ormiston College Redback Hcp (1110)
2nd - Coca-Cola Amatil Hcp (1000)
3rd - B'berg Distilling Co. Btc Cup (1200) Gr.1
3rd - Jim Beam 3yo Hcp (1200)
At 4
1st - Brisbane R.C. Keith Noud Hcp (1200) LR
1st - Club Super Hcp (1000)
4th - Schweppes Rubiton Stakes (1100) Gr.2

Stud MediaMore Media

Brilliant debut at Eagle Farm for Better Than Ready 2YO Whiskey

Fee History

2023-$27,500 , 2022-$24,200 , 2021-$33,000 , 2020-$33,000 , 2019-$33,000 , 2018-$9,900 , 2017-$9,900 , 2016-$9,900 , 2015-$9,900

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