Exceed And Excel

$88,000 B 2000 16.1HH (1.65M)
Danehill – Patrona (Lomond)
Inc GST Payment on Live Foal (conditions apply). Standing at Kelvinside, NSW
One of Australia’s best stallions and the most successful sire of juvenile Stakes winners at stud. A lasting influence with 17 stallion sons with winners, the first two already sires of major G1 winners.

News

In the news

Roster includes some of the country’s best performing stallions

Darley’s Australian and New Zealand-based stallions are enjoying a truly exceptional season, both on the track and in the sales ring, with 21 Darley-sired G1 winners and 57 Group winner

Yearlings by Exceed And Excel, Lonhro and Brazen Beau all make $1 million-plus

A quartet of seven-figure yearlings, an exceptional clearance rate and solid prices across the board.


Microphone adds the G1 Sires’ Produce to his sire’s record.

Darley stallions and champion stallion Exceed And Excel continued their romp through Australia’s ju


Grandson of Exceed And Excel prevails in a thrilling finish at Meydan

No horse had ever won the Dubai World Cup more than once, until today, when Godolphin flagbearer Thunder Snow took the feature race at Meydan in thrilling style.


Sire of G1 Golden Slipper winner to serve a second season in Queensland

Sidestep, the sire of G1 Golden Slipper Stakes winner Kiamichi, will remain at Telemon Thoroughbreds in Queensland for the 2019 breeding season under an existing arrangement with Darley. 


Kiamichi leads home a Darley 1-2-3 in rich two-year-old feature

The Darley stallions have produced an unprecedented clean sweep in the world’s richest two-year-old race with Kiamichi scoring an all-the-way win in the G1 Golden


The G1 Golden Slipper Stakes, the world’s richest two-year-old race, is Australia’s breed-shaper

Steeped in history, romance and legend, it is the race that grips the nation.

When it comes to stallions and breeding, however, the race that matters is not “The Cup”, but “The Slipper”.


Randwick win puts son of Exceed And Excel into the picture in Australia’s biggest juvenile race

Another Darley-sired youngster raced his way into G1 Golden Slipper calculations as Microphone scored one of the more impressive juvenile wins of the season in Saturday’s G2 Skyline Stakes at Randw


Sepoy’s best proves her class with Futurity Stakes win at Caulfield

Godolphin’s star filly Alizee has passed her most serious test to date with distinction, scoring a courageous victory in the G1 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield


Darley stallions hold a strong G1 two-year-old hand ahead of majors.

There are a few things we know for certain even before this year’s Blue Diamond and Golden Slipper are run.


Best progeny

His winning offspring

Video footage

Watch HIM go: see him in action...

Newmarket H (G1), 1200m, Flemington, 06 Mar 2004
Dubai Racing Club Cup (G1), 1400m, Caulfield, 21 Sep 2003
Sovereign S (G2), 1200m, Randwick, 14 Feb 2004
Up & Coming S (G2), 1200m, Randwick, 23 Aug 2003
Todman S (G2), 1200m, Rosehill, 29 Mar 2003
Roman Consul (G3), 1200m, Randwick, 06 Sep 2003

Watch them go: big wins by his offspring

Microphone
Sires' Produce S (G1), 1400m, Randwick, 06 Apr 2019
Mr Stunning
Hong Kong Sprint (G1), 6f, Sha Tin, 10 Dec 2017
Flamberge
William Reid S (G1), 6f, Moonee Valley, 24 Mar 2016
Flamberge
Oakleigh Plate (G1), 5½f, Caulfield, 27 Feb 2016
Flamberge
Goodwood H (G1), 6f, Morphetteville, 16 May 2015
Amber Sky
Al Quoz Sprint (G1), 5f, Meydan, 29 Mar 2014

Pedigree

EXCEED AND EXCEL

DANEHILL

DANZIG

NORTHERN DANCER

NEARCTIC

NATALMA

PAS DE NOM

ADMIRAL'S VOYAGE

PETITIONER

RAZYANA

HIS MAJESTY

RIBOT

FLOWER BOWL

SPRING ADIEU

BUCKPASSER

NATALMA

PATRONA

LOMOND

NORTHERN DANCER

NEARCTIC

NATALMA

MY CHARMER

POKER

FAIR CHARMER

GLADIOLUS

WATCH YOUR STEP

CITATION

STEPWISELY

BACK BRITCHES

CARRY BACK

FOXBRITCHES

By DANEHILL (1986) Sprint Cup (G1), etc. Leading sire 17 times in Australia, England, France, Hong Kong and Ireland. Sire of 2,501 foals aged three and up, including EXCEED AND EXCEL, CACIQUE, CLODOVIL, DANEHILL DANCER, DESERT KING, DUKE OF MARMALADE, DYLAN THOMAS, FASTNET ROCK, FLYING SPUR, GEORGE WASHINGTON, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR, ORATORIO, REDOUTE’S CHOICE, ROCK OF GIBRALTAR, etc.

1st dam: PATRONA by Lomond. Winner (6f) at 3. Dam of 5 foals, 5 to race, 5 winners:

EXCEED AND EXCEL (c Danehill) Champion Sprinter in Australia, 7 wins (5½f-7f) at 2 and 3, Newmarket H (G1), Dubai Racing Club Cup (G1), Up And Coming S (G2), Royal Sovereign S (G2), Timeform 126.

ENEMY OF AVERAGE (c Fusaichi Pegasus) Winner (6f) at 2, Walter Brown S. Sire.

Open Magnet (g Honour And Glory) 11 wins (5½f-7f), 2 to 5, 2nd Clasico Princesa del Oro.

TO BE SURPRISED (f Redoute’s Choice) 3 wins (5½f-6f) at 3 and 4. Dam of:
Will Be Amazed (g Husson) 3rd Macau Summer Trophy.

PATRONIZE (c Redoute’s Choice) 2 wins (5½f-6f) at 4. Sire.

2nd dam: GLADIOLUS by Watch Your Step. 17 wins (6f-8½f), 3 to 6, Interborough H (G3), Interborough H, Ak-Sar-Ben Queen’s H, Miss Prosperity S, First Flight H, Petrify H, Liberation H, 2nd Barbara Fritchie H (G3). Own-sister to HOLE IN THE PANTS. Dam of 7 winners:

STYLISH SENOR (c El Gran Senor) 6 wins, 3 to 6, Gordon S (G3). Sire.

SWAMP KING (c Vice Regent) 12 wins, 2 to 5, Highlander S, Monroe County Breeders’ Cup S, 2nd Finger Lakes Breeders’ Cup H (G3). Sire.

DRAMATIS (c Spectacular Bid) 3 wins at 3 and 4, Prix Servanne, 2nd Prix de la Jonchere (G3).

GANGWAY (g Lomond) Winner at 4 and 5.

DAZZEL’N DECEPTION (f Storm Cat) Winner at 2. Dam of:

SHINKO RUBY (f Sakura Laurel) Sho Flora S (G2), 3rd Yushun Himba (G1).

3rd dam: BACK BRITCHES by Carry Back. 5 wins at 3 and 4. Dam of 3 winners:

GLADIOLUS (f Watch Your Step) G3 winner, see above.

HOLE IN THE PANTS (c Watch Your Step) Inaugural H, 3rd Paumonok H (G3). Sire.

CLOWN SUIT (c Hilarious) Winner at 4 and 5.

Conformation

Race record

His successful career

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 4 2 1 - -
Three 8 5 - - -
Total 12 7 1 - -

At 2

1st
Todman Slipper Trial (G2), 1200m, Rosehill, beating Untouchable, Niello, Red Hot Pepper.
1st
Maiden race, 1100m, Canterbury, first time out.
2nd
Black Opal S (G3), 1200m, Canberra, by a head, to Handsome Ransom, beating Sansadee, Touched By God.

At 3 Champion Sprinter in Australia

1st
Newmarket H (G1), 1200m, Flemington, beating Titanic Jack, Regimental Gal, Nader.
1st
Dubai Racing Club Cup (G1), 1400m, Caulfield, new course record, beating Reactive, Titanic Jack, Scardee Cat.
1st
Up And Coming S (G2), 1200m, Randwick, beating Danbird, Hipwell, Kusi.
1st
Royal Sovereign S (G2), 1180m, Kensington, new course record, beating Ambulance, Impaler, Handsome Ransom.
1st
Roman Consul S (G3), 1200m, Randwick, beating Hasna, Ambulance, Bushland.

Timeform 126

Exceed And Excel’s progeny at the races

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