Sidestep

$22,000 B 2010 16.1HH (1.65M)
Exceed And Excel – Dextrous (Quest For Fame)
Inc GST Payment on Live Foal (conditions apply). Standing at Telemon Stud, QLD
Champion juvenile colt by Exceed And Excel, the world’s foremost sire of two-year-old talent. Multiple G2 winner who was second in the Golden Slipper. First crop are juveniles this season and already include the impressive Golden Slipper heroine Kiamichi.

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Real Appeal clinches victory in the Listed Prix La Flèche at Maisons-Laffitte

Real Appeal added a first northern hemisphere Stakes success for his first-season sire Sidestep when taking the Listed Prix La Flèche at Maisons-Laffitte on Friday, 31 May.

Results on the track and in the sale ring demonstrate the quality of the Darley stallions

Over the first nine months of the Australian racing season, the Darley stallions have achieved results that are nothing short of spectacular.


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


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


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”.


First yearlings by four brilliant new Darley stallions selling in 2018

They all had the pedigrees, the conformation, the temperament and the ability to be among the best racehorses of their era.


Darley will stand a roster of 24 stallions in 2017 including 15 who have arrived safely after shuttling from the Northern Hemisphere

Darley will stand a roster of 24 stallions in 2017 which includes 15 stallions whom have arrived safely in Australia after shuttling from the Northern Hemisphere including:


Exciting two-year-old Khan claims the Listed Breeders' Plate

Exceed And Excel added a second Stakes winner to his name on Saturday 1 October as Khan, a two-year-old colt, claimed his ma


Best progeny

His winning offspring

Video footage

Watch HIM go: see him in action...

Royal Sovereign S (G2), 1200m, Randwick, 19 April 2014
Pago Pago S (G2), 1200m, Rosehill, 30 March 2013

Watch them go: big wins by his offspring

Kiamichi
Golden Slipper S (G1), 6f, Rosehill, 23 Mar 2019

Pedigree

SIDESTEP

EXCEED AND EXCEL

DANEHILL

DANZIG

NORTHERN DANCER

PAS DE NOM

RAZYANA

HIS MAJESTY

SPRING ADIEU

PATRONA

LOMOND

NORTHERN DANCER

MY CHARMER

GLADIOLUS

WATCH YOUR STEP

BACK BRITCHES

DEXTROUS

QUEST FOR FAME

RAINBOW QUEST

BLUSHING GROOM

I WILL FOLLOW

ARYENNE

GREEN DANCER

AMERICAINE

MANY HANDS

HANDY PROVERB

TWIG MOSS

SUMMER CREST

DELIBERATION

SHIFWAY

AMMO GIRL

By EXCEED AND EXCEL (2000) Champion Sprinter in Australia, Newmarket H (G1), Dubai Racing Club Cup (G1), Up And Coming S (G2), Royal Sovereign S (G2), etc. Sire of 2,412 foals aged three and up, including SIDESTEP, AMBER SKY, EARTHQUAKE, EXCELEBRATION, FLAMBERGE, GUELPH, HELMET, MICROPHONE, MR STUNNING, OUTSTRIP, OVERREACH, REWARD FOR EFFORT, etc.

1st dam: DEXTROUS by Quest For Fame. 5 wins (1200m-1600m) at 2 and 3, Sandown Guineas (G2), Vanity H (G3), 3rd Angus Armanasco S (G2). Dam of 12 foals, 7 to race, 7 winners:

SKILLED (c Commands), 3 wins (1200m-1600m) at 2, Champagne S (G1), TL Baillieu H, 2nd Randwick Guineas (G1), AJC Sires’ Produce S (G1), 3rd Royal Sovereign S (G2). Sire.

SIDESTEP (c Exceed And Excel) Champion, see race record.

AMBIDEXTER (c Commands) 3 wins (1400m) at 3 and 4, Theo Marks Sprint (G2), Ming Dynasty H, 2nd Epsom H (G1), Frank Packer Plate (G3). Sire.

DEFT (f Exceed And Excel) 3 wins (1100m-1550m) at 3 and 4, 2018.

EFFICIENTLY (f Exceed And Excel) Winner (1200m) at 3, 2018.

2nd dam: Many Hands by Handy Proverb. 5 wins (1600m-2400m), 3 to 5, 2nd Adrian Knox S (G3), Warwick Farm Spring Cup, 3rd Tattersalls Plate, Christmas Cup. Dam of 7 winners.

Light Work (f Danehill) 2nd AJC Oaks (G1), Australia S (G1).

More Haste (f Brief Truce) 3rd Emancipation S (G2). Dam of:

PROVERB (g Commands) Gunsynd Classic (G3), Dulcify H, 3rd Sandown Guineas (G2).

Sanglier (g Albrecht) 2nd Queen Adelaide S.

Bromide (g Canny Lad) 2nd Bribie H.

3rd dam: DELIBERATION by Shifway. Winner. Dam of 4 winners.

ACCUMULATION (f Last Tycoon) Waltzing Lily H.

4th dam: Ammo Girl by Gunsynd. Unraced. Dam of 5 winners.

EMANCIPATION (f Bletchingly) Australian Horse of the Year, All Aged S (G1), George Ryder S (G1), twice, Doncaster H (G1), George Main S (G1). Dam of:

ROYAL PARDON (c Vice Regal) Frank Packer Plate (G2), 2nd AJC Derby (G1), Carringbush Cup (G2). Sire.

ANIMATION (f Vice Regal) Winner at 4. Dam of: MAGNETO (g Scenic) Perrier Mineral Water S (G2). Grandam of: AMOVATIO (g Al Maher) Hawkesbury Gold Cup (G3), Weekend Hussler S.

Virage (f Kenmare) Placed. Dam of: VIRAGE DE FORTUNE (f Anabaa) Australia S (G1), Sires' Produce S (G1), 2nd Oakleigh Plate (G1), 3rd T J Smith S (G1); AVENUE (f Anabaa) R N Irwin S (G3), C S Hayes S (G3), 2nd Oakleigh Plate (G1). Grandam of: SLAPSTICK (f Anabaa) Keith F Nolan Classic (G3).

Felicitation (f Danehill) Unraced. Grandam of: RUMYA (f Red Ransom) Durban Golden Slipper (G1), Cape Fillies' Guineas (G1); BADAWIYA (f Al Maher) Edward Manifold S (G2), Kewney S (G2), 3rd The 1,000 Guineas (G1); RAIHANA (f Elusive Quality) UAE Oaks, 2nd UAE Derby (G2), Al Fahidi Fort S (G2).

La Suffragette (f Palace Music) Unraced. Dam of: RAILINGS (g Zabeel) Caulfield Cup (G1), Metropolitan H (G1). Grandam of: PIMMS TIME (f Pins) Travis S (G2).

Principation (f Prince Echo) Unraced. 3rd dam of: STRATUM STAR (c Stratum) Sir Rupert Clarke Invitational S (G1), Kingston Town Classic (G1)

APPRECIATION (f Sovereign Rocket) Storm Queen S (G2).

Stud record
Sidestep’s first northern hemisphere crop are two-year-olds of 2019.

Conformation

Race record

His successful career

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 5 1 2 1 -
Three 8 2 1 - 2
Four 3 - - - -
Total 16 3 3 1 2

At 2 Champion two-year-old colt in Australia

1st
Pago Pago S (G2), 1200m, Rosehill, beating Dothraki, Fuerza, Diamond Oasis, Drago.
2nd
Golden Slipper S (G1), 1200m, Rosehill, to Overreach, beating Sweet Idea, Guelph, Fast ‘N’ Rocking, Criterion, Charlie Boy, Windjammer, Va Pensiero, Romantic Moon, Whittington, Kuroshio, Ruud Awakening, Dothraki.
2nd
Black Opal S, 1200m, Canberra, by a neck, to Criterion, beating Power Alert.
3rd
Merson Cooper S, 1000m, Sandown, to Bulbula, Purrific.

At 3

1st
Royal Sovereign S (G2), 1200m, Randwick, beating Bounding, In Cahoots, Thump, Dothraki, Havana, Chautauqua, Shamalia, Never Can Tell, Safeguard.
1st
Darby Munro S, 1200m, Rosehill, beating Bound For Earth, Northern Glory, Cosmic Endeavour, Fast ‘N’ Rocking, Boss Lane.
2nd
Fireball S, 1100m, Randwick, by a nose, to Shamalia, beating Boss Lane, Open Book, Cosmic Endeavour, Diamond Oasis, Everage.
4th
Golden Rose S (G1), 1400m, Rosehill, to Zoustar, Dissident, Bull Point, beating Prince Harada, Eurozone, Thermal Current, Cluster, Drago, Fast ‘N’ Rocking, Criterion, War, Windjammer, Marseille Roulette, Into The Red.
4th
San Domenico S (G3), 1100m, Rosehill, to Va Pensiero, Cluster, Windjammer, beating Never Can Tell, Fast Dragon, Kuroshio.
Timeform 119
Sidestep’s progeny at the races