Lot 66 bay filly Exceed and Excel – Addie Lane (Street Cry) $360,000 (draft: Segenhoe Stud)
By a son of Danehill, the most successful sire of all time, Australian Champion Sire Exceed and Excel is currently fifth on the Australian General Sires List for wins and first equal with nine stakes winners this season. He is one of the best stallions in Australia, closing in on 2000 winners worldwide and over 160 stakes winners, including 14 individual Group One winners.
She is the first foal from Addie Lane, a winner over 1200 metres from only five starts in Australia, and by the sire of out and out champion Winx (Street Cry). Winx won 37 races and NZ$28.1 million in prize money. Addie Lane is a sister to Sabatini (Street Cry), who recorded five wins from 1100m to 1400m including the Quezette Stakes (Gr. 3, 1100m), at her third start, Kevin Hayes Stakes (Gr. 3, 1200m), Armanasco Stakes (Gr. 2, 1400m), and third in the 1000 Guineas (Gr. 1, 1600m), all at Caulfield.
“She’s a first foal, which we’ve had so much success with, by a champion sire, out of a mare by a champion sire,” said Te Akau principal David Ellis.
“She’s a lovely walking filly that we inspected before the sale and again before she went up for sale.
“She’s a really athletic filly that you could see running in a Matamata Breeders’ Stakes (Gr. 2, 1200m) and Sires’ Produce Stakes (Gr. 1, 1400m) as an autumn two-year-old, and she has the scope to train on as a 1000 Guineas (Gr. 1, 1600m) filly.”
The filly carries a cross of immortal sire Northern Dancer, which appears on both sides in the pedigree of Exceed and Excel, and the dam side of Addie Lane.
“Exceed and Excel doesn’t have many fillies come on the market these days, because most of the breeders that breed to him decide to keep them. So, she’s a rare commodity,” Ellis said.
“Waikato Equine vetted her for us and she vetted out perfectly, so we were very pleased to be able to buy her and bring her home to New Zealand.”
Peter O’Brien, GM at Segenhoe, said she had always been a favourite at the stud and has an exceptional action.