In Europe, Coolmore’s Excelebration is proving to be a sire of classy sprinter-milers. His first-crop statistics are equal to or better than leading Australian second-season sires FOXWEDGE and SO YOU THINK.
We have been following the progress of the older half-sister to our EXCELEBRATION colt out of MAGITA.
Our colt by Excelebration out of Magita is progressing well at the end of his education program. We visited him, and two other yearlings being educated by renowned horseman Tim Hughes.
What better way to share the excitement about the progeny of Excelebration, than sharing what we see on Twitter!
An additional $15.5m has been injected in next season’s Victorian prize money disbursements, taking the total prize money and bonuses above the $200m level for the first time.
Excelebration sired his first stakes-winner on Saturday at Newbury (UK), the first of many one suspects as his progeny mature into their three-year-old seasons.
This week at the Inglis Premier Sale in Melbourne, we purchased a colt by the brilliant racehorse and exciting young sire, EXCELEBRATION.
On the first day of the Inglis Premier Sale in Melbourne, and very early in the sale, a filly by five-time Group 1 winner OCEAN PARK was offered as lot 12. When she became available for purchase at just $40,000 (no GST), Nigel simply had to have her.
Into our stable this week, we welcome the brother to the highly talented Group-winning filly, SHEES FLAWLESS.
After a week-long reconnaissance mission in November, and seven days at the New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling sale last week, we are proud to be coming home with four really nice yearlings.
Due to personal travel, Nigel will be bypassing the Magic Millions Gold Coast sale this year and is first focusing on the New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sales series in late January.
From 1st February 2017, the minimum prizemoney for all two-year-old, three-year-old and open handicaps at Saturday metropolitan meetings will increase to $100,000.