New Home for Excites
Aug 06, 2014
Breednet - Media Release - Tuesday, 15 July 2014Proven stakes producing sire Excites (Danewin-Staging) has been purchased by Queensland interests from Vinery Stud, and will continue his successful career at Springfields Stud at Allora Queensland, in a deal brokered by Gavelhouse.
Excites retired after only 10 starts winning the all important Group 1 AJC Sires Produce Stakes and runner up in the great sire making 3yo Group 1 Caulfield Guineas, along with multiple Stakes placed with prize money of $528,000.
Experienced Springfields Stud owner John Dean said yesterday.
"I am absolutely delighted that a horse of the quality and calibre of Excites is coming to stand at Springfields. He is a proven sire with Stakes Winners in his 1st, 2nd and 3rd crops and the sire of Stakes winners Sistine Demon, Excites Zelady, Scream Machine & Flag Officer."
"Whilst we are sad to see Excites move on from Vinery, this new home will be a great opportunity for Excites who has done so well on the tracks all around Australia in the past season," said Vinery General Manager Peter Orton.
"Excites is a terribly underrated stallion who was disadvantaged with the plethora of stallions in the Hunter Valley, yet was still good enough to hold his own. With the promise of great support and opportunity, Excites is sure to do very well in his new home with John Dean at Springfields "
From one of Australia's greatest producing families, his dam is blue hen mare, multiple Group winner Staging. He is the only son of ultra-consistent sire Danewin at stud and is the elder half -brother to emerging sires Duporth and Tickets.
Excites yearlings have sold up to $150,000 and he continues to produce horses that train on. Excites will be a significant contribution to the Queensland Stallion ranks for many years to come.
Springfields Stud is situated northwest and overlooks the progressive town of Allora, between Toowoomba and Warwick on the renowned Table Top area of the Darling Downs.
Springfields consists of approximately 400 acres of elevated, stony basalt, shaded natural pasture (principally blue grass with seasonal herbage and medic) with 160 acres of cultivation. It is timbered principally with coolabah and kurrajong and is regarded as premium grazing country.
The stud is subdivided into numerous paddocks and laneways with safe and well designed stock handling facilities. The stud is fortunate to have the veterinary services of Eric Klaui and associates, who is regarded as one the best equine vets in the country and is in close proximity of the stud.
The family operated property is run by John and Jan Dean who have had a lifetime experience in the thoroughbred industry as owners, trainers, breeders and have stood a number of successful stallions over the years.
Springfields is currently standing the well-bred stallion, Freeze – Marscay – Snowdrift (Ire) who is a success at stud and are looking forward with great anticipation to the arrival of Excites.
Excites service fee has been set for 2014 at $5,500 inc gst (LFG) with payment not due until June 2015.
Enquiries to John Dean (07) 46662248 Mob: 0428 822 212