Sire update: Excelebration (IRE)

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In Europe, Coolmore’s Excelebration is proving to be a sire of classy sprinter-milers, including Group 1 winner BARNEY ROY

Excelebration’s first Northern Hemisphere-bred crop are now three-year-olds. For a sire widely expected to sire horses that mature with age, his winners-to-runners percentage (54%) is an outstanding result so early in his career.

These first-crop statistics compare well with Australia’s leading second-season sires FOXWEDGE (53% winners) and SO YOU THINK (51%), whose progeny are actually 6 months deeper into their racing careers.

With greater opportunities in Australia for two-year-olds in stakes-races, Excelebration’s two stakes-winners are less than Foxwedge (4), for example. But we suspect that the coming weeks in Europe will provide Excelebration some chances to shine.

Excelebration’s first crop includes this week’s winner of the Group 1 St. James’ Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot, BARNEY ROY, in course record time.

Previously a Group 3 winner, BARNEY ROY was unlucky not to win the Group 1 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket. But he made amends with an authoritative victory in one of the very best three-year-old races in Europe.

Already, five of his new season two-year-olds (Northern Hemisphere) are winners – from just 15 runners.


Just 15 of Excelebration’s first Australian crop have raced to date, for five winners. Three of those in Australia.

His five winners includes the Listed winner SAINT PATRICK’S DAY and Scone Inglis 2yo Classic winner EXCELAMOUR. Excelamour’s closing finish at Scone is an example that Excelebration’s stock are showing a great turn of foot over short distances, but look like they will improve into their three-year-old seasons at distances around 1600m.


The last shares in our colt are selling now.

Head over to this colt’s web page for more details, and to request the Racing Victoria approved Product Disclosure Statement prepared by Kinematic Thoroughbred Services (AFSL 452499).

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