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More Than Ready (USA) 1997
Torlundy (NZ) 2003
7 October 2010
New Zealand
AFS no:
Scone 2337 NSW, Australia

This horse is being sold As Agent:

By: Champion Thoroughbreds

Trained by:

Trainer: John O'Shea
Location: Randwick 2031 NSW View map »

Bonus incentive schemes:

NSW Breeder Owner Bonus Scheme (Registered)


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****Only 5% left!!!!!****

This filly is by MORE THAN READY. Champion Two-Year-Old Sire of Australia and the USA! MORE THAN READY is the sire of top fillies MORE JOYOUS, CARRY ON CUITE, SOUTHERN SPEED, DREAMAWAY, and Group 1 Blue Diamond winner SAMAREADY!


Her dam, TORLUNDY is a half-sister to Group 2 winner NEVIS and hails from the family of Group 1 South Australian Oaks winner LEE'S BID, dam of Group 1 Victoria Derby winner ARENA.

This filly is a grand-daughter of NZ Filly Of The Year, TARTAN TIGHTS, who
won the Group 1 New Zealand Guineas and the Group 1 ARC Championship Stakes!

CHAMPION BROODMARE SIRE ZABEEL! The broodmare sire of Champion Three-Year-Old ATLANTIC JEWEL, SAMANTHA MISS, DARCI BRAHMA and many more.


This filly is bred on the same cross as SOUTHERN SPEED being out of a ZABEEL mare from a Southern Halo line stallion!

JOHN O'SHEA commented, "She ticks all the boxes for me - she was a stand-out in terms of athleticism and type, she moves with purpose, has a good overstep and carries herself very well. To back it all up, she's from a very strong female family that is full to the brim of stakes-winning fillies!

“With the influence of Zabeel I think this filly will get over a bit more ground than the average More Than Ready, which to me, is very exciting.

“We would have paid double for her at an Australian sale, we got a bargain!”

This filly is currently being broken in at Leigh Equine Services in Scone (see video!).

Included in the purchase price is one year’s bonus insurance!

Apart from selecting the best possible horses, we keep our owners involved and completely informed because your experience with your race horse is what we value most! We supply consistent updates on your horses, post and pre race/trial jockey and trainer voice recordings, frequent pictures, trackwork mornings, bi-monthly open days, video's of your horse going about life in the stable and access to John O'Shea and your horse.

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Brown mare       Foaled 2010 

MORE THAN READY (USA) Southern HaloHaloHail to Reason
Northern SeaNorthern Dancer
Woodman's GirlWoodmanMr. Prospector
Becky be GoodNaskra
ZabeelSir Tristram (Ire)Sir Ivor
Lady Giselle (Fr)Nureyev
Tartan TightsTights (USA)Nijinsky
Ultra SoundSound Reason (Can)

MORE THAN READY (USA) (Bay 1997-Stud 2001). 7 wins-5 at 2, Saratoga King's Bishop S., Gr.1. Leading Aust. Sire of 2YOs twice. Sire of 1765 rnrs, 1301 wnrs, 139 SW, inc. Sebring (STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1), Phelan Ready, Benicio, More Joyous, Samaready, Verrazano, Room Service, Regally Ready, Dreamaway, More Than Sacred, Perfectly Ready, Gimmethegreenlight, Carry on Cutie, Daredevil, Buster's Ready, More Strawberries, Ready's Gal, etc.


1st dam

TORLUNDY (NZ), by Zabeel. Unraced. Half-sister to NEVIS. Dam of 3 named foals, all winners-

 Truly Ready (f by More Than Ready (USA)) 3 wins. See below.

 Loch Leven (f by General Nediym) Winner at 1200m, ATC Bowermans Office Furniture P., 2d ATC Australian Turf Club H., 3d ATC Turf Club H., Testa Rossa at Vinery H.

 Mrs Wallace (f by Conatus) 3 wins 1000 to 1350m in 2013-14 in Aust.


2nd dam

TARTAN TIGHTS (NZ), by Tights (USA). Joint Head of The 1994-95 NZ 3YO Free H. NZ Filly of the Year. 9 wins-1 at 2-1200 to 2400m, $233,054, New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr 1, New Zealand Oaks, Gr 1, AuRC Championship S., Gr 2, Otago Breeders' S., L, CJC Canterbury Belle S., L, Winton Cup, Otago RC Johnny Walker Whisky 3YO Trial S., Timaru RC Show Gate Fillies Mile S., 2d Southland RC White Robe Lodge S., L, 3d Otago RC Dunedin Guineas, L, 4th Ashburton RC John Grigg S., L. Dam of 11 named foals, 7 to race, 3 winners, inc:-

NEVIS (f Danehill) 5 wins 1400 to 1800m, $371,770, City Tatt's RC Chelmsford S., Gr 2, AJC Toy Show H., L, Ruling Ways H., STC Aristocrat Technologies H., 2d STC Rosehill Guineas, Gr 1, Schweppes Viage H., 3d STC Black Creek H., 4th AJC George Main S., Gr 1. Dam of-

 Think Ahead. 2 wins at 1800, 1900m, STC Winning Post Restaurant P., Singapore TC Class 5 H., 3d Singapore TC Benchmark 53 H., Class 5 H.

 Freedom Mist. 6 wins 1200 to 1800m, TTC Honorary Members H., 2d STC March Boot Party H., TTC Racing Awards H., 3d TTC Hallams Waterfront Restaurant H., AJC Alexander Mackellar H., TRC Penna Cultural Society H., Devonport RC Sport of Kings Easter Cup H.

 Corries. 3 wins 2428 to 3375m, 2d MRC Australian Hurdle, Warrnambool RC Kevin Lafferty Hurdle, 3d Warrnambool RC Kevin Lafferty Hurdle.


3rd dam

ULTRA SOUND (NZ), by Sound Reason (Can). 15 wins-1 at 2-850 to 2200m, $140,346, CJC Warstep S., L, South Island 3YO Championship S., L, Otago RC South Island 3YO Championship Final, L, Champagne S., L, Southland RC White Robe Lodge S., L, Ashburton CRC Inglewood S., L, Gore RC Princess Mellay S., L, CJC Anthony Runacres & Associates H., Banks Peninsula RC Jackpot Promotions 3YO H., Waikouaiti RC Cadbury's Blue Riband, 2d Otago Mannequin S., L, CJC Canterbury Belle S., L, 3d New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr 1, 4th Southland S.H., L. Sister to SEQUEL SOUND, Ruff, Super Sound, half-sister to LEE'S BID (dam of ARENA). Dam of 7 foals, all raced, 3 winners, inc:-

TARTAN TIGHTS (f Tights) 9 wins. See above.

 Ultra Sight. 5 wins 1400 to 2400m, AJC Convention Centre H., STC De Bortoli Wines H., Schweppes H., 2d AJC Maple H.

 Alcide Blues - Smiling Heart (Mal.). Winner at 1600m, WATC Rick Hart H., 2d WATC Westspeed Owners H.


4th dam

LYN'S ORCHID, by Oncidium (GB). 5 wins 1600 to 2000m, Vincent JC Moran Challenge Cup. Dam of 10 named foals, 9 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

LEE'S BID (f Tawfiq) 4 wins-1 at 2-1200 to 2400m, $384,666, South Australian Oaks, Gr 1, AJC Adrian Knox S., Gr 3, Steve Donoghue H., 2d AJC Oaks, Gr 1, Queensland Oaks, Gr 1, Queensland Derby, Gr 1, SAJC Ansett Australia S., L, 3d AuRC DB Draught Mile H., HBJC Logan Thoroughbred Insurance Juvenile H. Dam of 7 winners-

ARENA (c Danehill) 6 wins 1200 to 2500m, $2,256,638, Victoria Derby, Gr 1, STC Canterbury Guineas, Gr 1, AJC Hobartville S., Gr 2, STC Gloaming S., Gr 2, Hill S., Gr 2, 2d Australian Derby, Gr 1, VRC Australian Cup, Gr 1, STC Mercedes Classic, Gr 1, Ranvet S., Gr 1, 3d STC Mercedes Classic, Gr 1, AJC Spring Champion S., Gr 1, STC Rosehill Guineas, Gr 1, AJC Royal Sovereign S., Gr 2. Sire.

ULTRA SOUND (f Sound Reason) 15 wins. See above.

SEQUEL SOUND (f Sound Reason) 7 wins-1 at 2-1000 to 1600m, Otago RC Champagne S., L, Gore RC Princess Mellay S., L, 2d Otago Breeders' S., L, CJC Canterbury Belle S., L, Southland RC White Robe Lodge S., L. Producer.

Ruff (f Sound Reason) 6 wins-2 at 2-800 to 1600m, CJC Overture S., 2d CJC South Island 2YO S., L, Oamaru JC Waitaki S., L, 3d CJC Canterbury Belle S., L. Producer.

Super Sound (f Sound Reason) Winner at 2 at 850m, 2d Otago RC Champagne S., L, 3d CJC Welcome S., L, Halswell Tavern H. Producer.


Race Record: 13 Starts 3-2-1 A$90,965.
Won ATC TAB Quaddie H. (1300m), Kembla Grange Backseat With Maje Maiden P. (1000m), Newcastle Hunter United CU H. (1200m), 2nd Gosford Makinson d'Apice Lawyers H., Kembla Grange Escarpade.org.au H., 3rd ATC TAB Quaddie H.