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Knight Exemplar To Stand At Eucallea
Eucallea Equine has announced that it has acquired blue blooded colt Knight Exemplar (Exceed And Excel-Charmview, by Royal Academy) to stand at its Southern Highlands nursery at Berrima in NSW, reports breednet.com.au. The 4YO son of reigning Champion Australian Sire Exceed And Excel was purchased for $450,000 by bloodstock agent James Harron at the 2011 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Yarraman Park Stud. Knight Exemplar won 2 of his 14 starts for $143,825 prize-money but never realised his true potential, which racegoers caught a glimpse of when he finished runner-up to Jolie Bay in the Gr2 Roman Consul Stakes and fourth in the Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes behind Nechita and subsequent Newmarket Handicap winner Shamexpress. Knight Exemplar is bred on a similar cross to champion sire Fastnet Rock, who is by Exceed and Excel's sire Danehill from a Gr3-winning daughter of outstanding shuttle sire Royal Academy. From the Gr3 Tatt's Winter Stakes winner Charmview, Knight Exemplar hails from the family of South Australian Derby winner Shiva's Revenge, Australian Oaks winner Just Now, and 1949 Melbourne Cup winner Foxzami. He will stand at a fee of $5,500.