Exciting start for Vinery stallion

It’s been a big week for Queensland breeders Peter and Wendy Moran.  Their champion broodmare Staging foaled an Encosta De Lago filly and her G1 winning son Excites followed up by siring the first winner of his stud career on Saturday.

Amber’s Crown (2f Excites – Bovespa by More Than Ready) was untroubled to win the Cobblepatch Landscaping Maiden (900m) at Gold Coast.  Trainer Steve O’Dea prepares the winner for George Rapisarda and she cost just $14,000 as a foal from Baraton Stud at the 2009 Magic Millions Winter weanling sale.

Excites was a G1 winner of the AJC Sires’ Produce Stakes and he returned the following spring to finish second to Wonderful World in the G1 Caulfield Guineas.  “I am pretty positive about the Excites being two-year-olds,” Moran said.  “They broke-in and coped with the work.  They are all like peas in a pod which is another good sign.”

Excites is based at Vinery and he is the only son of Danewin at stud.  His sire is a long-stand Emirates Park resident and would have been very popular with broodmare owners but for a sub 70% fertility count.

“Danewin is by Danehill from the Eight Carat family,” Moran added.  “There is no reason he won’t make a sire of sires.”

Excites is one of three Group 1 winners from Staging.  The others are Kitchwin Hills sire Duporth (G1 BTC Cup) and Tickets (G2 STC Pago Pago Stakes).

The Success Express mare won 10 races including the G2 AJC Light Fingers Stakes, G2 AJC Surround Stakes, G2 AJC Emancipation Stakes and G2 BTC Carlton Cup.  She foaled an Encosta De Lago filly at Kitchwin Hills last week.