Bivouac: First out, first home, first yearlings on the first day of Magic Millions 2024

A group-winning two-year-old, a Champion Three-Year-Old and a 3.3- length winning margin over Nature Strip in the G1 WFA Darley Sprint at Flemington at four - crowned World Champion Sprinter

Unsurprisingly, Bivouac's (Exceed And Excel) first yearlings have been met with anticipation. Being the most represented first-season sire at the 2024 Magic Millions January yearling sale, join us to delve into the pedigrees of his first yearlings on offer on the first day of the sale. 

Lot 6: Bivouac x One Funny Honey (filly)

Click to view Lot 6: on account of: Emirates Park, Murrurundi, NSW (As Agent)

Breeder: Merricks Station, VIC

  • Half-sister to G1-winning sprinter Vega One.
  • Recent high-class runners produced from US-bred mares include Little Brose, Russian Revolution, Forbidden Love, Wild Ruler, Kukeracha and Golden Sixty.
  • Her half-brother by Fastnet Rock made $400,000 at the 2022 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.

Click to view Lot 25: on account of Twin Hills Stud, Cootamundra, NSW (As Agent)

Breeder: Grimley B B A Pty Ltd, Haltrow Pty Ltd, Packaging Investments Aust, Glastonbury Farms Pty Ltd, NSW

  • Hails from a family of champions including Champion Two-Year-Old Microphone, G1-winning sprinter Holler and Champion Sprinter Yell.
  • On debut, Parakeet ran a close second to subsequent G2 winner and G1 placegetter Vangelic.
  • Exceed And Excel/Teofilo cross is responsible for 33% Stakes winners to runners.

Click to view Lot 67: on account of Yarraman Park Stud, Scone, NSW (As Agent)

Breeder: Yarraman Park Stud Pty Ltd, HG & MG Cope, NSW

  • Out of the multiple Group-placed two-year-old Pursuits who ran third to Fontiton on debut.
  • Half-sister to Group-placed three-year-old Sicilian, who ran third to Charm Stone in the G3 Quezette Stakes at Caulfield.
  • The past four fillies from Pursuits sold as yearlings have been purchased for over $500,000.

Click to view Lot 35: on account of Grenville Stud, Whitemore, TAS

Breeder: Grenville Stud, Whitemore, TAS

  • From the family of G1-winning two-year-old Peggy Jean.
  • Exceed And Excel/Lonhro cross is responsible for 15% Stakes winners to runners.
  • Sons of Exceed And Excel have already sired 53 Stakes winners including a G1 Golden Slipper winner.
Lot 35: Bivouac x Peppermint Patty (colt)

Click to view Lot 94: on account of Daandine Stud, Goomburra, Qld

Breeder: Daandine Stud, Goomburra, Qld

  • First foal out of the I Am Invincible mare Repeats.
  • Repeats was purchased for $450,000 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
  • Exceed And Excel/Invincible Spirit cross is responsible for 8% Stakes winners to runners.

Click to view Lot 106: on account of: Baramul Stud, Widden Valley, NSW

Breeder: G Harvey

  • Out of the city-winning Stakes-placed two-year-old Roll The Bones.
  • Red Ransom is the broodmare sire of 147 Stakes winners including 15 G1 winners.
  • Exceed And Excel/Red Ransom cross is responsible for 9% Stakes winners to runners.

Click to view Lot 90: on account of: Eureka Stud, Cambooya, Qld (As Agent)

Breeder: Mr P Breen, Brenda Breen, Gary Doughty, Qld

  • Half-sister to Group-winning two-year-old Wisdom Of Water.
  • This colt is bred on the same cross as Champion Sire Fastnet Rock.
  • Royal Academy is the broodmare sire of 216 Stakes winners including 21 G1 winners.

Click to view Lot 128: on account of Widden Stud, Widden Valley, NSW (As Agent)

Breeder: Mr R Anderson, VIC

  • Out of the mare Sanko, who’s a half-sister to Group winner Sweet Salsa.
  • This colt hails from the family of G1 Royal Ascot winner Fascinating Rock.
  • High-class recent performers produced from non-winning mares including Tuvalu, Bella Nipotina, Hitotsu, Lost And Running, I’m Thunderstuck, Think It Over, Private Eye and Trapeze Artist.
Lot 128: Bivouac x Sanako (JPN) (colt)

Click to view Lot 154: on account of Mill Park Stud, Meningie, SA (As Agent)

Breeder: Mill Park Stud Pty Ltd, Mrs Pamela Loxton, Mr David Peacock, SA

  • Out of the Lonhro mare Secretly Discreet, a daughter of G1 winner Maybe Discreet.
  • Exceed And Excel/Lonhro cross has produced G1 winner Golden Mile.
  • During the past five years, more than 15% of Mill Park Stud's graduates have achieved Stakes success.

Click to view Lot 167: on account of Bell River Thoroughbreds, Glen William, NSW (As Agent)

Breeder: Bell River Thoroughbreds, Est Of The Late B Reid, NSW

  • Out of the city-winning mare Set To Skelter who’s already produced Group winners Prophet’s Thumb and More Prophets.
  • Set to Skelter is the dam of four foals that have raced, all of them winners, including two Stakes winners while the remaining two have collectively earned over $370,000.
  • Zabeel lined broodmares have produced G1 winners Viddora, Prowess, Savatoxl, Never Been Kissed, Seabrook, Icebath and Mystic Journey.

Click to view Lot 182: on account of Lime Country Thoroughbreds, Blandford, NSW (As Agent)

Breeder: Platinum Breeding & Racing, NSW

  • Out of the Snitzel mare Sherbet Bomb who has produced two Stakes horses.
  • Snitzel is already the broodmare sire of 26 Stakes winners including a G1 Golden Slipper winner.
  • Exceed And Excel/Redoute’s Choice cross is responsible for G1 winner Prompt Response, Lofty Strike, Amur and Prompt Return.