Perfectly Ready succumbs to colic

Dies at Brighthill Farm at the age of 18.

Perfectly Ready.
Perfectly Ready. Picture: Brighthill Farm

Perfectly Ready (More Than Ready) has died after succumbing to an incurable bout of colic Brighthill Farm announced on Monday. 

The rising 18-year-old son of More Than Ready (Southern Halo) returned to the farm from the vet clinic this morning, where he was euthanized after a short battle with inoperable colic.

"Perfectly Ready was a wonderful stallion for us here at Brighthill Farm," general manager Nick King said.

"He was not only a Group 1 winner himself but left Group 1 winner Signify and as a broodmare sire has left Group 1 winner Aloisia."

Perfectly Ready is the sire of seven stakes winners; headed by Telegraph Handicap (Gr 1, 1200m) winner Signify he also produced high class mares including Group 3-winning trio Perfect Start, Miss Three Stars and Moozoon. 

Furthermore, the stallion is now also making a big impact as a broodmare sire, with his mares so far producing the likes of Thousand Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) winner Aloisia (Azamour), Maribyrnong Plate (Gr 3, 1000m) winner Run Naan (Makfi) and high-class three-year-old Riodini (Proisir).

Perfectly Ready created a long lasting association with his original owners, HRH Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, Vinery Stud and Brighthill Farm.

"Perfectly Ready was a brilliant sire for us at Brighthill Farm," King said. "Not only was he the leading Karaka Freshman sire but was also Champion first season sire with his maiden crop of two-year-old's in 2010/11.

"His loss will also be greatly felt around the farm on a day-to-day basis. Perfectly Ready had a wonderful character that was noticed and one that touched everybody who was involved with him. He will be greatly missed."


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