Electrifying sprinter, Exceedance, joins the Vinery Stud stallion roster in 2020.
He was a standout in a stellar crop of 3yo colts and possessed a turn of foot and electric finish that made his final 600m sectionals hard to believe.
As a winner of the time honoured Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) during the Flemington Spring Carnival, he joins an honour roll that features Zoustar, Merchant Navy, Sunlight, Brazen Beau, Sepoy, Star Witness, Alinghi and Northern Meteor!
Vinery purchased Exceedance at the 2018 Inglis Easter Yearling sale and were thrilled to have him carry the famous Vinery silks to victory on three occasions and to Group placings on another two occasions. “He’s a supreme athlete and a really exciting addition to our roster going forward” Peter Orton, Vinery’s General Manager said on the announcement of Exceedance’s retirement.
Exceedance is a son of Exceed And Excel who was raised at Vinery. “I’m a big fan of the sireline and Exceedance caught our eye with his presence and attitude as a yearling,” Orton recalled. “He looked a beautiful mover with a great eye and plenty of scope to keep developing.”
Exceedance always had natural ability, which he demonstrated by winning on debut with spectacular last to first performance as a 2yo.
That blistering turn of foot was palpable when Exceedance returned the next season in what has been described as the best crop of three-year-olds in generations. During the Spring he won the Group 3 San Domenico Stakes over 1100m first up, leaving boom colt Bivouac and Anaheed behind him. “I told Tommy to ride like he was on the best horse and let him do the rest,” co-trainer Michael Hawkes said. “That was only his third start. He’s a very exciting colt and made it look easy.”
After placings in the Gr.2 Run To The Rose and Gr.1 Golden Rose over 1400m, where he again flashed home late in amazing sectionals, he travelled to Flemington for the straight-six championship – the Gr.1 Coolmore Stud Stakes. Despite being checked at the start, Exceedance powered home along the rail in a truly exciting finish to defeat Bivouac and Libertini ahead of an all-star field.
“All credit to the horse, he looked after me once things went wrong early. He travelled up nicely and I knew what was under the bonnet. He’s got a great attitude and can really accelerate. He’s from a high-class family – I rode his mother to win a Stakes race in Adelaide.” – Coolmore Stud Stakes winning jockey Dwayne Dunn.
|At 2 :||Wyong RC Toukley Golf Club Maiden 2YO P. (1100m)|
|At 3 :||VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1 (1200m beating Bivouac and Libertini), ATC (Rosehill) San Domenico S., Gr.3 (1100m beating Bivouac and Anaheed), 3d ATC (Rosehill) Golden Rose S., Gr.1 (1400m to Bivouac and Yes Yes Yes), Run to the Rose H., Gr.2 (1200m to Bivouac and Yes Yes Yes)|
World Thoroughbred Ranking: 118 (in 2019).
|EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS)|
GW 7 wins
f:2483 r:2208 w:1557 SW:184
GW 4 wins
f:2414 r:2083 w:1631 SW:347
Wnr 3 wins
f:1075 r:837 w:658 SW:198
|Pas de Nom||Admiral's Voyage||4|
f:14 r:11 w:9 SW:5
Wnr 1 win
f:5 r:5 w:5 SW:2
GW 3 wins
f:721 r:546 w:296 SW:30
GW 17 wins
f:12 r:10 w:7 SW:3
|Watch Your Step||Citation||3|
|Back Britches||Carry Back||5|
|BONNIE MAC (NZ)|
SW 5 wins
f:3 r:2 w:2 SW:2
GW 9 wins
f:495 r:435 w:311 SW:29
GW 8 wins
f:1080 r:927 w:624 SW:43
f:5 r:5 w:4 SW:1
|Joy and Fun||16|
SP 2 wins
f:6 r:6 w:5 SW:4
GW 5 wins
f:283 r:242 w:167 SW:16
f:5 r:4 w:3
THORN PARK 9 wins-2 at 2-to 1500m, A$1,535,725, QTC Stradbroke H., Gr.1, AJC Hobartville S., Gr.2, STC Phar Lap S., Gr.2, Premiere S., Gr.2, BTC Cup, Gr.2, MRC Moonga S., Gr.3, STC Member for a Day H., Club Seven Hills 2YO H., Medina Serviced Apartments 2YO H., 2d AJC Up & Coming S., Gr.2, Expressway S., Gr.2, 3d VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1, Emirates Classic S., Gr.2, 4th BTC Doomben Ten Thousand S., Gr.1, MRC Futurity S., Gr.1. Champion NZ Sire in 2010-11, second in 2011-12. Leading NZ Sire (AEI) in 2010-11. Leading NZ Sire of 3YOs in 2010-11. Sire of winners of over $44 million - 29 stakes winners, inc. JIMMY CHOUX, OCEAN PARK, NORZITA, VEYRON, THE PARTY STAND, SUAVITO, RYAN MARK, LA ETOILE, CENTENNIAL PARK, TE AKAU COUP, etc. Maternal sire of winners of over $12 million - 6 stakes winners, inc. EXCEEDANCE, PRINCESS KERERU, OXLEY ROAD, SOUBRETTES, BELLA ROSA, CARIF.
BONNIE MAC, by Thorn Park. 5 wins to 1400m, NZ$15,750, A$147,770, SAJC Proud Miss S., L, MRC Louise Cooper P., WRC Stella Artois H., 4th MVRC Australia S., Gr.2, SAJC Proud Miss S., L. Half-sister to INTIMATE MOMENT, UPHAM - BASIC TRILOGY (H.K.), GOLD RUM. Dam of three named foals, two to race, both winners, inc:-
EXCEEDANCE (c. by Exceed and Excel). Subject horse.
OXLEY ROAD (c. by Exceed and Excel). 2 wins at 1000m, 1200m, A$130,550, in 2020-21, MRC Zeditave S., Gr.3, VRC Tick Homes P., 4th VRC Incognitus S., L.
Gold Class, by Gold Brose. 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m, Waikato RC Newstalk ZB H., 2d VRC Empire Rose H., 3d Waikato RC Windsor Park Sprint H., L, MRC GT Donoghue H., Nizam's Ring H., MVRC Seradeka H. Dam of 6 named foals, all raced, 5 winners, inc:-
UPHAM - BASIC TRILOGY (H.K.) (Mastercraftsman). 5 wins from 1500m to 2000m, A$178,360, HK$4,908,800, BRC Grand Prix S., Gr.3, HKJC Pok Fu Lam Reservoir Road H., Finance Street H., 2d BRC Rough Habit P., Gr.3, GCTC Gunsynd Classic, Gr.3, HKJC Centenary Vase, Gr.3, HKU Space H., 3d HKJC Country Club Challenge Cup, ATC Cellarbrations H., HKJC Citi Mortgage Services H., 4th HKJC Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup, Gr.1, January Cup, Gr.3.
INTIMATE MOMENT (Dubawi). 4 wins from 1400m to 1900m, A$287,845, ATC Epona S., Gr.3, Congrats at Vinery H., Michael Ford H., 2d ATC Broadmeadow P., TAB Rewards H., 3d ATC Aspiration H., Gr.3, The Last Post H., Big Sports Breakfast H., 4th ATC Queen of the Turf S., Gr.1, Aspiration H., Gr.3, Epona S., Gr.3, Toy Show H., Gr.3. Dam of-
Arousal. Winner at 1200m in 2019-20, ATC Agency Projects H.
I Am in the Mood. Winner at 2 in 2020-21 in Aust.
BONNIE MAC (Thorn Park). 5 wins. See above.
GOLD RUM (Golan). 3 wins at 1200m, 1400m, Taranaki RC Linepower 4YO H., L, BOP RC Karldon Trust H., 3d WRC Te Omanga Hospice H.
Goldie Thorn. Winner at 2, Ashburton 2YO Classic. Dam of-
He's an Ace (Swiss Ace). 2 wins at 1200m, ARC Canvas Magazine H., 3d Wellington Guineas, Gr.2, ARC Curraghmore H., 4th ARC Mr Tiz Trophy, Gr.3.
Our Sequoia. Winner at 1400m in NZ.
LIGHTOTOUCH, by Iades. Unraced. Half-sister to Journeytoafantasy, Mo Wolf (dam of MO DINERO). Dam of 5 foals, 4 to race, 3 winners, inc:-
Gold Class (Gold Brose). 2 wins. See above.
Touch of Brose. 4 wins to 1350m, AJC Endeavour H., STC Members Reserved Seating H., 3d STC Sydney Night Racing H.
Magic Feather. 2 wins at 1050m, 1100m in Macau.
Oh So Soft. Placed in Aust. Dam of-
Dark Quest. 4 wins to 1400m, TTC Pierres on George H., TRC Remount H., 2d TTC Access Hardware H., TRC SMA Finance H., Life Members H., Thorpe Logistics H., 3d TRC Hi-Lite Plaster H., TTC Premium Events Catering H.
BRUSHLY, by Liloy. Winner at 8½f in U.S.A. Half-sister to BEHAVING DANCER, Gentleman's Honor, Grand Siecle, Misswordforword, Rivergo. Dam of 3 foals, 2 to race, both winners, inc:-
Journeytoafantasy (Great Charmer). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 5f to 11f in Canada and Peru, 3d Monterrico Clasico Augusto N Wiese, L, Clasico Jockey Club de Venezuela. Dam of-
Fadwa (Diazo). 5 wins to 1200m in Peru, 2d Monterrico Clasico Frau Astrid, L.
Ransomforafantasy (Red Ransom). 4 wins-2 at 2-to 1300m in Peru, 2d Monterrico Clasico Roberto Alvarez Calderon Granados, L. Producer.
Mo Wolf. 4 wins at 6f, 8½f in U.S.A. Dam of-
MO DINERO (Lord at War). 10 wins to 7f, US$172,355, Louisiana Downs Island Whirl H., L, Catchmeifyoucan H., L, 2d Louisiana Downs King's Court S., L.
Lord Remember Me. Placed at 3 in U.S.A. Dam of-
CALENDAR GIRL (Elusive Quality). 2 wins at 6f, US$77,228, Stampede Park Mount Royal H., L, 2d Northlands Park Northlands Oaks, L, Hastings Park Supernaturel H., L, 3d Stampede Park Penny Ridge S., L. Producer.