Exceed And Excel

€50,000 B 2000 16.1HH (1.65M)
Danehill – Patrona (Lomond)
Oct 1, Special Live Foal. Standing at Kildangan Stud, Co Kildare
Australian Champion sprinter and dominant as the world’s leading sire of juvenile Stakes winners. One of only 17 stallions to sire 150 Stakes winners. Creating a lasting legacy through his high-performing stallion sons.

News

In the news

Microphone adds the G1 Sires’ Produce to his sire’s record.

Exceed And Excel continued  Darley stallions’ dominance of Australia’s juvenile programme when 

Grandson of Exceed And Excel prevails in a thrilling finish at Meydan

No horse had ever won the Dubai World Cup more than once, until today, when Godolphin flagbearer Thunder Snow took the feature race at Meydan in thrilling style.


Several strong contenders for the Darley stallions at Meydan's showpiece

The grand finale of the Dubai World Cup Carnival and the world’s richest night of racing takes place at Meydan this Saturday, 30 March and another superb card sees the Darley stallions well represe


Randwick win puts son of Exceed And Excel into the picture in Australia’s biggest juvenile race

Another Darley-sired youngster raced his way into G1 Golden Slipper calculations as Microphone scored one of the more impressive juvenile wins of the season in Saturday’s G2 Skyline Stakes at Randw


Microphone makes it two-from-three and has sights set on Golden Slipper

 Exceed And Excel’s world-beating reputation as a sire of juveniles received yet another boost at Flemington on Saturday, 16 February w


Bivouac’s Listed Warwick Farm win continues success for prominent Godolphin family

Bivouac proved himself a worthy member of one of Godolphin’s best Australian families with a comfortable victory in the Listed


Colt impresses with debut Rosehill win

Exceed And Excel’s record as the most prolific producer of Stakes-winning juveniles at stud anywhere received another boost with the victory


Exceed And Excel half-brother to Royal Marine victorious in Dubai

Exceed And Excel recorded a new Group winner on Friday, 25 January when his son Secret Ambition ran out the easy winner of t


Open house in Newmarket this Wednesday and Thursday, join the ITM Irish Stallion Trail in Ireland on Friday and Saturday

As the new year begins, and thoughts turn to plans for the forthcoming breeding season, breeders have the opportunity to view the UK and Irish-based Darley stallions this week.


Nafaayes takes the G2 Ipi Tombe Challenge in South Africa

Exceed And Excel’s three-year-old daughter Nafaayes gained a valuable first Group victory on Saturday, 1 December


Best progeny

His winning offspring

Video footage

Watch HIM go: see him in action...

Newmarket H (G1), 1200m, Flemington, 06 Mar 2004
Dubai Racing Club Cup (G1), 1400m, Caulfield, 21 Sep 2003
Sovereign S (G2), 1200m, Randwick, 14 Feb 2004
Up & Coming S (G2), 1200m, Randwick, 23 Aug 2003
Todman S (G2), 1200m, Rosehill, 29 Mar 2003
Roman Consul (G3), 1200m, Randwick, 06 Sep 2003

Watch them go: big wins by his offspring

Microphone
Sires' Produce S (G1), 1400m, Randwick, 06 Apr 2019
New
Mr Stunning
Hong Kong Sprint (G1), 6f, Sha Tin, 09 Dec 2018
Mr Stunning
Hong Kong Sprint (G1), 6f, Sha Tin, 10 Dec 2017
Flamberge
William Reid S (G1), 6f, Moonee Valley, 24 Mar 2016
Flamberge
Oakleigh Plate (G1), 5½f, Caulfield, 27 Feb 2016
Flamberge
Goodwood H (G1), 6f, Morphetteville, 16 May 2015

Pedigree

EXCEED AND EXCEL

DANEHILL

DANZIG

NORTHERN DANCER

NEARCTIC

NATALMA

PAS DE NOM

ADMIRAL'S VOYAGE

PETITIONER

RAZYANA

HIS MAJESTY

RIBOT

FLOWER BOWL

SPRING ADIEU

BUCKPASSER

NATALMA

PATRONA

LOMOND

NORTHERN DANCER

NEARCTIC

NATALMA

MY CHARMER

POKER

FAIR CHARMER

GLADIOLUS

WATCH YOUR STEP

CITATION

STEPWISELY

BACK BRITCHES

CARRY BACK

FOXBRITCHES

By DANEHILL (1986) Sprint Cup (G1), etc. Leading sire 17 times in Australia, England, France, Hong Kong and Ireland. Sire of 2,501 foals aged three and up, including EXCEED AND EXCEL, CACIQUE, CLODOVIL, DANEHILL DANCER, DESERT KING, DUKE OF MARMALADE, DYLAN THOMAS, FASTNET ROCK, FLYING SPUR, GEORGE WASHINGTON, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR, ORATORIO, REDOUTE’S CHOICE, ROCK OF GIBRALTAR, etc.

1st dam: PATRONA by Lomond. Winner (6f) at 3. Dam of 5 foals, 5 to race, 5 winners:

EXCEED AND EXCEL (c Danehill) Champion Sprinter in Australia, 7 wins (5½f-7f) at 2 and 3, Newmarket H (G1), Dubai Racing Club Cup (G1), Up And Coming S (G2), Royal Sovereign S (G2), Timeform 126.

ENEMY OF AVERAGE (c Fusaichi Pegasus) Winner (6f) at 2, Walter Brown S. Sire.

Open Magnet (g Honour And Glory) 11 wins (5½f-7f), 2 to 5, 2nd Clasico Princesa del Oro.

TO BE SURPRISED (f Redoute’s Choice) 3 wins (5½f-6f) at 3 and 4. Dam of:
Will Be Amazed (g Husson) 3rd Macau Summer Trophy.

PATRONIZE (c Redoute’s Choice) 2 wins (5½f-6f) at 4. Sire.

2nd dam: GLADIOLUS by Watch Your Step. 17 wins (6f-8½f), 3 to 6, Interborough H (G3), Interborough H, Ak-Sar-Ben Queen’s H, Miss Prosperity S, First Flight H, Petrify H, Liberation H, 2nd Barbara Fritchie H (G3). Own-sister to HOLE IN THE PANTS. Dam of 7 winners:

STYLISH SENOR (c El Gran Senor) 6 wins, 3 to 6, Gordon S (G3). Sire.

SWAMP KING (c Vice Regent) 12 wins, 2 to 5, Highlander S, Monroe County Breeders’ Cup S, 2nd Finger Lakes Breeders’ Cup H (G3). Sire.

DRAMATIS (c Spectacular Bid) 3 wins at 3 and 4, Prix Servanne, 2nd Prix de la Jonchere (G3).

GANGWAY (g Lomond) Winner at 4 and 5.

DAZZEL’N DECEPTION (f Storm Cat) Winner at 2. Dam of:

SHINKO RUBY (f Sakura Laurel) Sho Flora S (G2), 3rd Yushun Himba (G1).

3rd dam: BACK BRITCHES by Carry Back. 5 wins at 3 and 4. Dam of 3 winners:

GLADIOLUS (f Watch Your Step) G3 winner, see above.

HOLE IN THE PANTS (c Watch Your Step) Inaugural H, 3rd Paumonok H (G3). Sire.

CLOWN SUIT (c Hilarious) Winner at 4 and 5.

Conformation

Race record

His successful career

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 4 2 1 - -
Three 8 5 - - -
Total 12 7 1 - -

At 2

1st
Todman Slipper Trial (G2), 1200m, Rosehill, beating Untouchable, Niello, Red Hot Pepper.
1st
Maiden race, 1100m, Canterbury, first time out.
2nd
Black Opal S (G3), 1200m, Canberra, by a head, to Handsome Ransom, beating Sansadee, Touched By God.

At 3 Champion Sprinter in Australia

1st
Newmarket H (G1), 1200m, Flemington, beating Titanic Jack, Regimental Gal, Nader.
1st
Dubai Racing Club Cup (G1), 1400m, Caulfield, new course record, beating Reactive, Titanic Jack, Scardee Cat.
1st
Up And Coming S (G2), 1200m, Randwick, beating Danbird, Hipwell, Kusi.
1st
Royal Sovereign S (G2), 1180m, Kensington, new course record, beating Ambulance, Impaler, Handsome Ransom.
1st
Roman Consul S (G3), 1200m, Randwick, beating Hasna, Ambulance, Bushland.

Timeform 126

Exceed And Excel’s progeny at the races