Exceed And Excel

$132,000 B 2000 16.1HH (1.65M)
Danehill – Patrona (Lomond)
Inc GST Payment on Live Foal (conditions apply). Standing at Kelvinside, NSW

The world's most prolific sire of juveniles: four Stakes winners and seven Stakes-placed two-year-olds for the 2022/2023 season, led by multiple G2 winner and G1 Golden Slipper placed Cylinder.

Lifetime southern hemisphere stats of 10% Stakes-winning two-year-olds to runners and 12.7% Stakes winners to runners of all ages. Over 38% over his two-year-old winners are at stakes level.

An elite sire of juveniles that train on at three.


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Best progeny

His winning offspring

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Watch him go: see him at his best

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

Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1), 9f, Keeneland, 14 Oct 2023
1,000 Guineas (G1), 8f, Newmarket, 07 May 2023
Mischief Magic
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G1), 5½f, Keeneland, 04 Nov 2022
September Run
William Reid S (G1), 1200m, Moonee Valley, 25 Mar 2022
Queen Supreme
Paddock S (G1), 9f, Kenilworth, 09 Jan 2021
VRC Sprint Classic (G1), 1200m, Flemington, 07 Nov 2020

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DANEHILL (USA) (Bay 1986-Stud 1990). 4 wins-1 at 2-at 6f, 7f, £175,923, Haydock Sprint Cup, G1, Royal
Ascot Cork & Orrery S., G3, Newmarket European Free H., L, York Convivial 2YO S., 3d Newmarket July
Cup, G1, The Two Thousand Guineas, G1, 4th Irish Two Thousand Guineas, G1. Champion Australia
Sire-9 times. Sire of 2,083 rnrs, 1,623 wnrs, 347 SW, 77.3% winners, 17.9% Stakes winners inc. EXCEED
AND EXCEL, REDOUTE’S CHOICE, FASTNET ROCK, Flying Spur, Dylan Thomas Elvstroem, Duke of
Marmalade, Dane Ripper, Oratorio, Banks Hill, Desert King, Ha Ha, Arena, Merlene, Nothin' Leica Dane,
Danzero, North Light, Blackfriars, Catbird, Rock of Gibraltar, Danewin, Westerner, Laisserfaire, Darci
, ETC.

1st dam:
PATRONA, by Lomond. Winner at 6f in U.S.A. Half-sister to STYLISH SENOR, DRAMATIS,
, Dazzel'n Deception (dam of SHINKO RUBY). Dam of 5 foals, all

  EXCEED AND EXCEL (c by Danehill) 7 wins. Champion. See race record.
  ENEMY OF AVERAGE (c by Fusaichi Pegasus) Winner at 2, SAJC Walter Brown S.H., L,
        2d MRC Biscay H. Sire.

  Open Magnet (g by Honour and Glory) 10 wins to 7f in Puerto Rico, 2d El Comandante
        Clasico Rotativo,
L, Clasico Carlos Romero Barcelo, L.

  To Be Surprised (f by Redoute's Choice) 3 wins at 1100m, 1200m, A$75,150, AJC Garden
         Gates H., STC Clubsnsw H., Vodka Cruiser H. Dam of-

     Will be Amazed (Husson) 4 wins to 1350m in Aust. and Macau, 2d Macau Sand Classic
        Cup, 3d Macau Summer Trophy,
L, BRC Sky Racing Brisbane Bloodstock Bonus 2YO

     Patronize (c by Redoute's Choice) 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m. Sire

2nd dam:
GLADIOLUS,  by Watch Your Step.  17 wins  from  6f to 8½f,  US$425,248,  Aqueduct
      Interborough H., G3, Petrify H., L, First Flight H., L, Interborough H., L, Meadowlands
      Miss Prosperity S.,
L, Ak-Sar-Ben Queen's H., L, Keystone Liberation H., L, 2d Bowie
      Barbara Fritchie H.,
G3, Aqueduct Berlo H., L, Petrify H., L, Gulfstream Park Promise
L, Meadowlands Egret H., L, 3d Aqueduct Beaugay H., L, Berlo H., L, Meadowlands
      Miss Prosperity S.,
L, 4th Aqueduct Affectionately H., G3, Pimlico Nellie Morse H., L.
      Sister to
HOLE IN THE PANTS. Dam of 12 foals, 10 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

  STYLISH SENOR (El Gran Senor) 6 wins from 8½f to 1½m, US$149,764 in GB and U.S.A,
       Goodwood Gordon S.,
G3. Sire. 
DRAMATIS (Spectacular Bid) 3 wins from 1300m to 1600m, US$145,086, Evry Prix Servanne,
L, 2d Chantilly Prix de la Jonchere, G3, 3d Woodlands Park Lawrin H.

  SWAMP KING (Vice Regent) 12 wins-1 at 2-to 6f, US$255,540, Finger Lakes Monroe County
L, Saratoga Allowance, Woodbine Allowance-twice, 2d Finger Lakes Breeders' Cup H.,
G3, Woodbine Highlander H., L, 3d Woodbine Shepperton S., L, Toronto Breeders' Cup H.,
L. Sire.

   Patrona. Winner. See above.
   Dazzel'n Deception. Winner at 2 in U.S.A. Dam of-
       SHINKO RUBY (Sakura Laurel) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m, 2000m, 98,248,000¥, Tokyo Sankei
       Sports Sho Flora S.,
L, 3d Tokyo Yushun Himba, L. Producer.

3rd dam:
BACK BRITCHES, by Carry Back. 5 wins in U.S.A. Half-sister to GREY SLACKS, Lucky Pants,
        Ms. Bloomers (dam of
POOR BUT HONEST). Dam of 4 foals, 3 to race, all winners, inc:-

  GLADIOLUS (Watch Your Step) 17 wins. See above.
  HOLE IN THE PANTS (Watch Your Step) 11 wins at 6f, 7f, US$120,013, Ellis Park Inaugural
L, 3d Aqueduct Paumonok H., G3, 4th Aqueduct H., L, Ellis Park Evansville Courier H.,


Pedigree notes

Exceed And Excel is Australia’s “king of two-year-old speed”, an obvious choice to get high-class mares off to a flying commercial start at stud. 
His stock are precocious, they train on as three-year-olds and they are keenly sought after at the top-end commercial yearling sales.
He sires both elite colts and fillies. To complete the picture, he has emerged as Australia’s leading active broodmare sire.

G1 Statistics
Exceed And Excel is one of Australia’s most versatile stallions, suited by all major commercial broodmare sire lines.
His 17 individual G1 winners are by 16 different broodmare sires, SEVEN are by Northern Dancer-line sires, FOUR are by Mr Prospector-line sires (THREE are by Gone West or his son Elusive Quality).
His multiple G1-winning Champions BIVOUAC and GUELPH are both inbred to Danehill.

Best Nicks
Exceed And Excel has sired over 8.5% stakes winners to runners throughout his career, remarkably he has matched or exceeded that high figure with 19 of the 23 broodmare sires whose daughters were sent in the largest numbers. He is truly “Mr Versatile”.
His best percentages of Stakes winners are out of mares by Gone West (21%), Snippets (20%), More Than Ready (20%), Elusive Quality (18%), Dehere (18%), Singspiel (13%) and Encosta de Lago (12%). 
His highest number of individual Stakes winners are out of mares by Elusive Quality (11), Encosta de Lago (7), Lonhro (6), Snippets (6), Singspiel (5), then with (4) each Sadler’s Wells, Street Cry, Pivotal, Dehere and with (3) each Zabeel, More Than Ready, Spectrum.

Inbreeding / Linebreeding options
The best results for inbreeding to Exceed And Excel’s family occur when he receives a return of the Ribot stallion Graustark who is a full brother to His Majesty, sire of Danehill’s dam. Graustark can be found in the fourth generation of Elusive Quality’s pedigree. Exceed And Excel has outstanding results when mated with mares carrying Elusive Quality anywhere in their ancestries. Champion Bivouac has a grandam by Elusive Quality.
Apart from daughters or granddaughters of Elusive Quality himself, daughters of Elusive City, Deep Field, Shooting To Win and Bullbars carry his bloodlines.
The other obvious candidate for inbreeding to Exceed And Excel is the Blue Hen of the 20th-century La Troienne.
Exceed And Excel carries two lines of La Troienne via a pair of stallions descended directly from her, Buckpasser and Poker. Buckpasser is the sire of Danehill’s grandam.
Danehill-free mares carrying these lines include those by More Than Ready (descends from La Troienne and has another line of Buckpasser) and his son Better Than Ready. Champion Bivouac is out of a mare by More Than Ready.
There are two G1 winners by Exceed And Excel inbred to Danehill but none of his G1 winners is out of a Danehill-line mare.

Exceed And Excel is one of Australia’s most versatile sires, a consistent source of early maturing high-class speed.
He is suited by virtually all the major commercial broodmare sire lines with 11 of his 17 individual G1 winners having been produced by Northern Dancer and Mr Prospector-line mares.


Race record

His successful career

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
Two 4 2 1 - A$137,575
Three 8 5 - - A$1,144,800
Total 12 7 1 - A$1,282,375

At 2

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

At 3 Champion Sprinter in Australia

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

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