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Exceed And Excel Reported To Be Black Caviar's Mate
Despite no official release from Black Caviar's connections, Australia's Champion Sire in-waiting, Exceed And Excel (Danehill-Patrona, by Lomond) is believed to have been chosen as the debut mating for undefeated champion mare Black Caviar (Bel Esprit-Helsinge, by Desert Sun), reports racingpost.com. The Darley stallion, who has just completed a Northern Hemisphere season at Darley's Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket, England, was reportedly selected ahead of reigning Australian Champion Sire Fastnet Rock and More Than Ready. No source was revealed by racingpost.com, and Darley Australia's managing director Henry Plumptre told Breeding&Racing that they had received no official notification as at 9.00am AET.