Vinery Syndicate Celebrate G1 Coolmore Stud Stakes Win
Tara Madgwick - Saturday November 2

Champion sire Exceed and Excel delivered the quinella in the Group I VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on Saturday with talented colt Exceedance turning the tables on Bivouac to score a very valuable win in the Vinery stud colours.

Exceedance wins the G1 Coolmore - image Grant CourtneyPrepared by Team Hawkes, Exceedance beat Bivouac when resuming from a spell in the Group III ATC San Domenico Stakes before placing behind the same colt and Everest winner Yes Yes Yes in the Group II ATC Run to the Rose and then the Group I ATC Golden Rose.

On this occasion, Bivouac looked set to win, but Exceedance finished hard from back in the field for Dwayne Dunn to overhaul his archrival and win by a neck with top class I Am Invincible filly Libertini in third place.

"We had a game plan before the race. We knew we were only going to win it late,” said Dunn.

"I saw the back of Libertini and Bivouac and I thought they were the right horses to take me where I needed to go. I got on the back of them."

The Group I win has made Exceedance a very valuable stallion of the future for Vinery Stud.

"It is great to be with Team Hawkes, the stallion making stable it is and it's great to be involved with Vinery Stud with Peter Orton and his team,” Dunn said.

Exceedance as a yearling"Johnny Hawkes, he gives you so much confidence. They all expect you to do your best. It is great when everything comes together.

"We work hard with the babies and we're here to try and make stallions.”

Lightly raced at two with just a couple of starts in minor races, Exceedance has blossomed this spring and has the overall record of three wins and three placings from six starts with prizemoney in excess of $1.1million.

A $180,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Vinery Stud from the Newgate Farm draft, Exceedance runs for a big syndicate of Hawkes stable clients including Vinery Stud in whose colours he runs.

He was bred by Nick Vass and foaled and raised at Newgate. He is the first living foal of stakes-winning Thorn Park mare Bonnie Mac, a half-sister to three stakes winners, the Group III winners Upham and Intimate Moment as well as stakes-winner Gold Rum.

Champion sire Exceed and ExcelAllam Racing/Andrew Williams Bloodstock purchased Bonnie Mac, in foal to Golden Slipper winner Capitalist, for $375,000 out of the Newgate consignment at this year's Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale.

She has a two year-old colt by Exceed and Excel, which made $125,000 at the Magic Millions this year when offered by Newgate.

Bonnie Mac has a yearling Sebring filly and has foaled this spring producing a colt by Golden Slipper winner Capitalist.

Exceedance is the 14th Group I winner for Darley’s champion sire Exceed and Excel, who stands at a fee of $88,000.




Coolmore Stud Stakes Gr1 1200m
Flemington Track: Soft(7) Time: 1:09.76
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: D Dunn 57
3c Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Bonnie Mac (NZ) (Thorn Park (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $180,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen
B: Vinery Stud (Australia) Pty Ltd
T: James Cummings J: J Bowman 57
3c Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Dazzler (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
T: A J Cummings J: D Oliver 55
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Aloha (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Li'l Kontra
T: Ryan Balfour J: Jamie Kah 55
3f Krupt (AUS) x Li'l Cashy (AUS) (Keltrice (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $110,000
V:Rosden Park Wellington SA
B: Ryan Balfour/Pinhook Bloodstock (FBAA)
Brooklyn Hustle
T: Jason Warren J: L Nolen 55
3f Starspangledbanner (AUS) x Joint Aspiration (GB) (Pivotal (GB))
Cosmic Force
T: P & P Snowden J: Tim Clark 57
3c Deep Field (AUS) x Little Zeta (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $180,000
V:Ascot Park, Pitt Town
B: China Horse Club Racing Pty Ltd / Newgate Farm / WinStar
Alabama Express
T: M D Moroney J: J Winks 57
3c Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Lago Ovation (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $280,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone
B: Paul Moroney Bloodstock
T: Mitchell Freedman J: Jye McNeil 55
3f Smart Missile (AUS) x Broadway Harmony (AUS) (Statue Of Liberty (USA))
Sartorial Splendor
T: J D Sadler J: Ms L J Meech 57
3c Brazen Beau (AUS) x Personal Ensign (AUS) (Rubiton (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Blue Gum Farm, Euroa
B: John Sadler Training Services Pty Ltd
T: C J Waller J: M J Walker 57
3c Brazen Beau (AUS) x Ready As Elle (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley
B: Star Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd / Waller Racing
T: G A Ryan J: John Allen 57
3c Snitzel (AUS) x Cariad (AUS) (Sequalo (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $600,000
V:Aquis Farm, Wonglepong, Qld
B: Anthony Freedman Racing
MM National Weanling Sale $460,000
V:Arawata Bloodstock Traveston Qld
B: Blue Sky Bloodstock (FBAA)
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: J Mott 57
3c Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Vivacious Spirit (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $95,000
V:Tarcoola Stud, Tuerong, Vic
B: Lindsay Park Bloodstock Pty Ltd
T: A J & T Edmonds J: Craig Williams 57
3c Rubick (AUS) x Mining Tycoon (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd Scone NSW
B: Edmonds Racing P/L