July 9, 2017
The mighty Galileo was responsible for yet more G1 glory on Saturday when Ulysses (4c Galileo-Light Shift, by Kingmambo) came…View Article
June 20, 2017
Barney Roy (3c Excelebration-Alina, by Galileo) lit up day one of Royal Ascot with a game one-length victory in the…View Article
June 9, 2017
Richard Hannon looks to have another high-class son of Excelebration after Billy Dylan (2c Excelebration-It’s True, by Kheleyf) cruised home…View Article
May 12, 2017
Promising filly Excelamour (2f Excelebration x Explosive Love, by Rubiton) scored a fast finishing win in the $100,000 Inglis Scone…View Article
May 10, 2017
Trainer Pascal Bary has the G1 Prix Jean Prat in mind for Ratiocination (3c Excelebration-Denebola, by Storm Cat) after the…View Article
Despite facing the huge hurdle of being a contemporary of the brilliant Frankel, Excelebration won three of Europe’s most important mile races, the Gr.1 Queen Elizabeth II S., Gr.1 Prix du Moulin and Gr.1 Prix Jacques le Marois. He also won two of his three juvenile starts, took the German 2,000 Guineas by seven lengths, the Hungerford S. by six and finished runner-up to Frankel on four occasions.
Excelebration’s ability at up to a mile could be reinforced by the faster members of the MR PROSPECTOR line, such as mares by MACHIAVELLIAN, KINGMAMBO, WOODMAN and MISWAKI. Exceed And Excel sired the smart 2yo Buratino from a KINGMAMBO mare and he has a particularly good record with mares by GONE WEST’s son ELUSIVE QUALITY (22 per cent black-type winners, including five Group winners, headed by multiple Gr.1 winner Guelph and those very speedy European juveniles Yalta and Cotai Glory). He also has Australian Group winners out of mares by SEEKING THE GOLD, MACHIAVELLIAN, GONE WEST and KING’S BEST. ELUSIVE QUALITY is also the broodmare sire of one of the first Group winners by Exceed And Excel’s Australian sons.
Excelebration comes from a female line which produced the Arc second Leggera to SADLER’S WELLS. Exceed And Excel has a Gr.2 juvenile winner out of a SADLER’S WELLS mare and also has several Group winners out of grand-daughters of SADLER’S WELLS, including the Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Outstrip out of an EL PRADO mare. Helmet, one of Exceed And Excel’s best Australian winners, is out of a mare by SINGSPIEL. Excelebration has already sired useful winners from daughters of SADLER’S WELLS and GALILEO.
The GREEN DESERT male line looks a sure-fire route to producing smart sprinter-milers by Excelebration. Mares by CAPE CROSS, DESERT PRINCE, DESERT STYLE, INVINCIBLE SPIRIT, KHELEYF and OASIS DREAM are prime candidates. They produce 4×4 to Danzig, with CAPE CROSS also producing 4×4 to AHONOORA.
The high-class sprinter Hoof It and the Gr.1 winner Astaire are inbred to DANEHILL. Exceed And Excel’s top Australian daughter Guelph is inbred 2×3 to DANEHILL.
SHARPEN UP line mares have produced numerous Gr.1 winners with Danehill line sires.
The BLUSHING GROOM line has proved an excellent match for Danehill line stallions. Exceed And Excel has Group winners with dams by RAHY and by Rainbow Quest’s sons QUEST FOR FAME and SPECTRUM.
Exceed And Excel and Rock of Gibraltar also have Group winners out of mares by DARSHAAN. Daughters of POLAR FALCON, PIVOTAL and KYLLACHY could all produce very useful juveniles to Excelebration.
Exceptional three-time Gr.1 winning miler
At 2 Years
At 3 Years
Timeform rated 133-only Frankel was higher!
At 4 Years:
ALL HIS STARTS