Exciting young sire Excelebration produced two new winners in the past two days scoring on either side of the Atlantic with the Wesley Ward trained Costa Esmeralda (2f Excelebration x Cabin, by Galileo) scoring easily in the US, while at Goodwood in the UK Tara Celeb (2f Excelebration x Tara Moon, by Pivotal) kicked off her career with a tenacious win.
Narrowly beaten on debut in June, Costa Esmeralda was favourite for the five and a half furlong maiden on turf at Ellis Park and gave punters no cause for concern when cruising home to win by my more than four lengths.
The Mick Channon trained Tara Celeb was slowly away in her six furlong maiden, but recovered to win by a neck in a good tough performance.
A high class Group I winning miler by Exceed and Excel, Excelebration has now had eight first crop winners in the Northern Hemisphere and a further 11 place-getters.
He is currently in Australia where his oldest progeny have just turned two.