Sire: Exceed and Excel
Dam: River Dove
Dam Sire: Hurricane Sky
Born: 2012
Colour: Bay
Size: 16.1HH
Commenced Stud Duties: 2016
Service Fee: $16,500.00 (GST inc)


He’s the young sire that Ticks All The Boxes.

He’s bred for Pure Speed! By a Gr.1 Newmarket winner out of a Gr.1 Oakleigh Plate winner.

He had Early Speed – Won on debut in December of his 2yo year and went on to win the Gr.2 Silver Slipper as a 2yo. He was then one of only a few to go on as 3yo and defeat older horses at Stakes level inc. subsequent Gr.1 winner  The Quarterback.

He is an impeccable type – As a physically imposing son of Exceed and Excel, he fetched half a million dollars as a yearling.

Headwater covered a full book in his first two seasons at stud and his exceptional conformation bred on. At the 2018 Inglis Weanling Sale he fetched the top price for a first season sire with his colt out of Manju ($75,000). At the 2018 Magic Millions Weanling Sale his colt from The Carnival made $170,000.

In 2019 his first yearlings will head to the sales and anticipation is already building. Talk from sale companies, farm managers, and breeders is all exciting.

Age Runs 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 4 2 1 A$359,700
3 7 1 A$101,100
Totals: 11 3 1 A$460,800

At 2:
ATC (Rosehill) Silver Slipper S., Gr.2 (1100m beating Voilier and Mishani Honcho)
MRC Cactus Imaging 2YO P. (1000m)
3rd ATC (Randwick) Todman S., Gr.2 (1200m to Vancouver and Furnaces)

At 3:
VRC Kensington S., L (1000m beating Bullpit and The Quarterback)
4th MVRC AJ Moir S., Gr.1 (1000m)

Retired to Stud in 2016. First crop are due to race in 2019/20 season.