Exceed and ExcelExceed and Excel (stallionsau) A colt by Australia’s leading first-season sire Exceed and Excel (Aus) brought top price of A$210,000 at Monday’s sixth session of the Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions Yearling Sale at the Gold Coast. Purchased by Queensland-based buyer Alan Acton, the September 9 foal was consigned by Woodlands Stud, acting as agent.

The bay is the second foal produced by Yum Yum (NZ) (Entrepreneur {GB}), who is a daughter of stakes winner Slanchyvah (NZ), making this colt a half brother to New Zealand group winner Dreamworks (NZ). Exceed and Excel also set the mark for the two sessions, realizing an average of A$115,000 for two sold, while agent Jamie Nielsen led buyers with A$961,500 in expenditures for 20 yearlings. A new record for gross was achieved at the conclusion of the fifth and sixth session, weighing in at A$11,011,000 for 354 head sold.

“We’re delighted with the number of buyers at the sale, particularly the number of international buyers,” said Magic Millions Managing Director David Chester. “[During session six] we had buyers from Singapore, New Zealand, Korea, Macau, Hong Kong, the Philippines and the United States.” Looking ahead to the remainder of the sale, Chester added, “There’s still some lovely prospects to come over the next couple of days.” The third and final stage of the sale begins Tuesday, concluding with Wednesday’s eighth session. Both sessions commence at 10 a.m. (Queensland time)

Extract from Thoroughbred Daily News