Vinery sire Excites has been sold to stand at Springfields Stud in Queensland.
Springfields Stud owner John Dean announced the move on Tuesday in a deal brokered by Gavelhouse. “I’m delighted that a horse of his quality is coming to stand in Queensland,” Dean said. “He’s a proven sire with stakes winners like Sistine Demon, Excites Zelady, Scream Machine and Flag Officer in his first three crops.”
Excites stood at Vinery in association with his breeder Peter Moran. He is the only son of Danewin at stud from Group 2 winner Staging (Success Express) who is also the dam of emerging Hunter Valley sires Duporth and Tickets.
“We are sad to see Excites move on,” Vinery general manager Peter Orton stated. “He’s a terribly underrated stallion and is sure to do very well at his new home at Springfields.”
Excites won the G1 AJC Sires’ Produce Stakes and returned the following spring to finish second to Wonderful World in the G1 Caulfield Guineas. His yearlings have sold up to $150,000 and he will be a significant contribution to the Queensland stallion ranks.
Springfields Stud is based at Allora in the Darling Downs and sits on 400 acres of elevated, stony basalt, shaded natural pastures. Dean and his wife Jan have a lifetime of experience in the thoroughbred industry as owners, trainers, breeders and have stood a number of successful stallions over the years.
Excites will stand at Springfields Stud alongside Freeze (Marscay) for a $5,500 (inc gst) fee.