Exceed And Excel highlight at Yarradale Sale

A beautifully bred Exceed And Excel filly will be one of the highlights of the Yarradale Stud yearling sale at Gidgegannup this Sunday.

The Darley champion has a compact bay filly from the Palace Music dam Hymns catalogued as Lot 24.  Her dam Hymns is a sister to Group 1 winner Anthems (QTC Sires’ Produce Stakes & QTC 2YO Classic).

The family can claim another Brisbane Group 1 update this Saturday with Lamasery in the $505,500 Doomben Cup.  Hymns is a half-sister to the dam of Lamasery who has already won 11 races up to G2 level in the Hill Stakes at Randwick.

Exceed And Excel holds the lead in this season’s Australian sires’ premiership with earnings of $10.13 million.  He swept the Sydney 2YO Triple Crown with Overreach (Golden Slipper) and Guelph (Sires’ Produce Stakes & Champagne Stakes).

On the local scene, his filly Camporella scored lucrative victories in the G3 WA Sires’ Produce Stakes, LR Gimcrack Stakes and Perth Magic Millions Classic.

Exceed And Excel (Danehill) shuttles from Darley’s NSW headquarters to Dalham Hall Stud in England and, worldwide, has sired 70 stakes winners among 622 individual winners of 1689 races at a 67% strike-rate.

Yarradale sold the top priced Exceed And Excel yearling at the Perth Magic Millions in February when its colt from Galena Manor made $140,000 to the bid of Darryn Pateman.

The Yarradale Stud yearling sale will be held on site at Gidgegannup starting at 12 Noon (WA time) this Sunday, May 19.  For a copy of the catalogue call Yarradale on (08) 9574 6490.

The on-line catalogue can be viewed here.

Karl Patterson

EXCEED AND EXCEL