Following the tremendous success of his progeny on the racecourse, Exceed and Excel's yearlings continue to be very much in demand at this year’s Magic Millions Yearling Sale.
Fresh from siring the sales topper at Melbourne, it didn’t take long for one of his yearlings to realise over half a million dollars. This came in the form of lot 26, a bay colt out of the unraced Tale of The Cat mare Mehitable, who is from the immediate family of Champion Australian mare Our Tristalight. Consigned by Brooklyn Lodge, top trainer Gai Waterhouse was the eventual victor taking home the colt for $550,000.
Better was to come for Brooklyn Lodge, who also consigned lot 175, a bay colt from the family of Breeders’ Cup winner Artie Schiller. He was knocked down to Laird Racing for $580,000. In all, Exceed And Excel had ten yearlings sell during the first two days for an average of $263,500.
There was also success for first-season sire Tiger Hill, who had three lots offered. They sold for an average of $98,333 (from covering fee of only $22,000) with his top price $120,000 for a filly out of winning Piccolo mare Melody Bay.