Sire: All Too Hard

Colour: Bay

Dam: Secretary Bird

Sex: Filly

Age: 2

Foaled: Sep 04, 2019

Country: Australia


LOT 1073 Magic Millions – All Too Hard filly

2021 Gold Coast Yearling Sale | Lot 1073 | All Too Hard (AUS) | Secretary Bird (AUS) (

John Symons has done it again on the Gold Coast, purchasing Lot 1073, an All Too Hard filly, out of a Testa Rossa mare Secretary Bird.

All Too Hard was the Australian Champion 3yo colt of 2012/13. He was voted second to his half-sister Black Caviar in Horse Of The Year honours that same year.  He was also internationally recognised & rated the equal highest 3yo colt in the world – World Thoroughbred Rankings (Jan 2013).

He’s right up there with the best I’ve ever trained,” trainer John Hawkes stated. “He’s a serious horse and is in the same class as Lonhro. He’s an absolute athlete and he’s got the family, the pedigree and a big heart.”


This filly is still selling and costs includes insurance, Magic Millions Series nominations, transport, and all breaking in and agistment costs. She has been broken in and is currently in pretraining in readiness to come into the stable.

Monthly costs for 5% on average are around $200, and if you prefer, a flat monthly rate can be arranged to minimise surprises, by direct debit.

Watch the video under “Media”, and find out why John Symons purchased her… not wait, and get on board.




Foaled 4th September 2019

SireCasino PrinceFlying SpurDanehill
ALL TOO HARD (AUS) Lady CapelLast Tycoon
2009HelsingeDesert SunGreen Desert
DamTesta RossaPeruginoDanzig
SECRETARY BIRD (AUS) Bo DapperSir Dapper
2010Acacian SecretSilver DeputyDeputy Minister
  Secret TruthSecretariat

ALL TOO HARD (AUS) (Bay 2009-Stud 2013). 7 wins-3 at 2, ATC All Aged S., Gr.1. Sire of 419 rnrs, 265 wnrs, 19 SW, inc. Behemoth (MRC Memsie S., Gr.1), Alligator Blood, Frosted Gold, Villermont, Allibor, Tarka, Dawn Dawn, Demonetization, Amangiri, Roy's Riviera, Hard Landing, Outrageous, All Too Huiying, Forbidden Love, Hard Rock Girl, Unfair Dismissal, All Too Royal, Cuba, Curdled, SP Babylon Berlin, Fling, Saas Fee, Cristal Eyes, etc.


1st dam

SECRETARY BIRD, by Testa Rossa. Unplaced. Sister to TESTA SECRET. This is her fourth living foal. Her third foal is a 2YO. Dam of two foals to race, inc:-

Just Mark It (f. by Wanted). 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m in Philippines.


2nd dam

ACACIAN SECRET, by Silver Deputy. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 5f, 1m in U.S.A. Half-sister to PLEASANT SECRET, Secret Cause (dam of ESCADO, SE SAUVER). Dam of 9 named foals, all raced, 5 winners, inc:-

TESTA SECRET (Testa Rossa). 3 wins-2 at 2-from 1100m to 1600m, NZ$136,650, Feilding JC Anzac H., L, Foxton RC Castletown S., L, 2d ARC Eight Carat Classic, Gr.2, Hawkes Bay Gold Trail S., Gr.3, Manawatu RC Eulogy S., Gr.3, Levin RC Ryder S., L, Wanganui JC Fordell O'Leary's S., L, Manawatu RC GSA Design H., Bayer Seedgrowth H., 3d Taranaki RC K&A Roebuck Construction H. Producer.

Dembelis. 4 wins from 1500m to 2400m, MRC King Brian H., 2d VRC Flying Spur 2YO H.

Bejeka. 2 wins at 1300m, 1600m, BRC Past the Post Buffet H.

The Duke's Secret. Winner at 2200m in NZ.

Dance Move. Winner at 2 in Aust. Dam of-

Massive Move. 5 wins at 1000m, 1200m, HK$3,434,100, HKJC HKU Faculty of Dentistry H., Heat-Pump Air Conditioner H., Target Insurance H., Serving the Community H., Jockey Club Road H., 2d HKJC On Ting H., Holly H., Silver Grecian H., 3d HKJC Shantou H., Poplar H., Grassy Hill H., Wong Yi Chau H.

Cascadia. Placed, 2d AJC Bacardi & Cola H. Dam of-

Tunnel Rat. 3 wins at 1400m, 1450m to 2019-20 in Aust.


3rd dam

SECRET TRUTH, by Secretariat. Unraced. Three-quarter-sister to HOUSEBOUND, half-sister to SHELL GINGER, YEOMAN'S POINT, Bounding Minister, Bound to Dance (dam of MOERE ADMIRAL, SILK PRIMA DONNA). Dam of 14 named foals, 10 to race, 9 winners, inc:-

PLEASANT SECRET (Pleasant Tap). 15 wins-1 at 2- in Chile, Club Hipico Copa Reina Isabel II, Gr.2, Clasico La Copa, Gr.3, Songe Bleu S., 2d Club Hipico Clasico Verano Arturo Cousiño Lyon, Gr.2-twice, Clasico Carreras del '20, L, Clasico Diario El Mercurio, L, 3d Club Hipico Clasico Primavera Hernan Braun Page, Gr.2, Clasico Otono, Gr.2, Copa Reina Isabel II, Gr.3, Clasico Luis Aldunate Carrera, L-twice, Clasico Valparaiso Sporting Club, 4th Clasico Valparaiso Sporting Club, Gr.2.

Legionnaire. 2 wins at 1650m, HKJC Tai Hing H., Verbena H., 2d HKJC Midland the Best Director H., Pui O H., Yalu Jiang H., 3d HKJC Osmanthus H., Panasonic Lumix Digital Camera H., Southorn H.

Secret Cause. 2 wins at 1450m, 2100m in Aust. Dam of-

ESCADO (Casino Prince). 5 wins-2 at 2-from 1400m to 2500m, A$864,720, South Australian Derby, Gr.1, Qld Tatt's RC Tattersall's Cup, Gr.3, MVRC JRA Cup, Gr.3, 2d MRC Easter Cup, Gr.3, SCTC Caloundra Cup, L, MRC William Buck P., Moe Cup, MRC (Mornington) Centrebet App for Iphone H., 3d Geelong Classic, L, VRC Murray Cox 2YO H., Blackwoods 2YO P., 4th VRC Sofitel H., L.

SE SAUVER (Bel Esprit). 2 wins at 1300m, 1600m, A$192,725, VRC Edward Manifold S., Gr.2, 2d MRC Swettenham Stud Dash For Cash 2YO H., 4th MRC Quezette S., Gr.3. Producer.

Sweet Memory. Raced twice. Dam of-

Free Wind. 2 wins at 1000m, 1100m in Brazil. Dam of-

COMANDANTE DODGE (Dodge). 11 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m in Brazil, Gavea G.P. Major Suckow, Gr.1, G.P. Joao Jose e Jose Carlos de Figueiredo, Gr.3, Classico Orsenigo, L, Copa Leiloes Jockey Club Brasileiro, Prova Especial Bal a Bali, 2d Gavea G.P. Cordeiro da Graca, Gr.2-twice, Classico Jockey Club de Sao Paulo, L, Classico Sao Francisco Xavier, L, Prova Especial Pico Central, Prova Especial Criolan, 3d Gavea G.P. Hipodromo da Gavea, Gr.3, Classico Sabinus, L, Classico Orsenigo, L-twice, Prova Especial Hyperio, Prova Especial Mossoro, 4th Gavea G.P. Major Suckow, Gr.1.


4th dam

TRULY BOUND, by In Reality. 9 wins-3 at 2, US$382,449, Keeneland Ashland S., Gr.2, Arlington-Washington Lassie S., Gr.2, Bowie Governor's Cup, Gr.3, Keystone Cotillion H., Gr.3, Atlantic City Mermaid S., L, Fair Grounds Oaks, L, 2d Keeneland Spinster S., Gr.1. Three-quarter-sister to REAL COURAGE, I REALLY WILL, half-sister to GREGORIAN, ARKADINA (dam of DARK LOMOND, SOUTH ATLANTIC, FORLENE, ENCYCLOPEDIA), BLOOD ROYAL, IVORY WAND (dam of GOLD AND IVORY), Mild Deception (dam of DETERMINED BIDDER, GRIMESGILL), Tash (dam of MUKADDAMAH, TATAMI, CONTEMPT, MARIUKA), Graceful Gal (dam of DULUTH, RYTHMICAL). Dam of 13 named foals, 10 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

SHELL GINGER (Woodman). 2 wins at 2, Leopardstown Killavullan S., Gr.3, 4th Curragh Silver S., L, Leopardstown One Thousand Guineas Trial, L. Dam of-

Clarins. 2 wins at 7f, 1m, Gulfstream Park Allowance. Dam of-

PUMPKIN RUMBLE (English Channel). 11 wins from 1m to 1¾m, US$704,838, Woodbine Valedictory S., Gr.3-twice, 2d Woodbine Singspiel S., Gr.3, 3d Woodbine Nijinsky S., Gr.2-twice, Sky Classic S., Gr.2.

YEOMAN'S POINT (Sadler's Wells). 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1m to 2½m, £78,442, €17,225, Leopardstown Challenge S., L, 2d Curragh Cup, Gr.3, Leopardstown Future Champions Novice Hurdle, Denny Juvenile Hurdle.

HOUSEBOUND (Pancho Villa). 3 wins-1 at 2-to 6½f, US$94,030, Woodbine Friar Rock S., L, Greenwood Woodstock S., L.

Bounding Minister (Deputy Minister). 2 wins at 2, US$80,015, 2d Woodbine Yearling Sales S. (c&g), L. Sire.

Bound to Dance. Unraced. Dam of-

MOERE ADMIRAL (Brian's Time). 7 wins-4 at 2-from 1000m to 1800m, 78,415,000¥, Mombetsu Hokkaido Nisai Yushun, L, Nakayama Aqualine S.

SILK PRIMA DONNA (Brian's Time). 3 wins from 1200m to 2400m, 206,422,000¥, Tokyo Yushun Himba, L, 2d Hanshin Hochi Hai Yonsai Himba Tokubetsu, L. Dam of-

FLAMME DE GLOIRE (Daiwa Major). 2 wins at 2, Tokyo Icho S., L, 3d Tokyo NHK Mile Cup, Gr.1.

I'll be Bound. 2 wins at 1400m, 1700m in Japan. Dam of-

PERFORM A PROMISE (Stay Gold). 8 wins from 1800m to 2500m, 298,644,000¥, to 2020, Kyoto Nikkei Shinshun Hai, Gr.2, Tokyo Copa Republica Argentina, Gr.2, Hanshin Naruo Kinen, Gr.3, Nakayama Grateful S., Kyoto RA Australia Trophy, Chukyo Kumano Tokubetsu, 3d Kyoto Tenno Sho (Spring), Gr.1, Tokyo Meguro Kinen, Gr.2.

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