A New Benchmark for Edinburgh Stud
Mark Smith - Friday January 10

An emotional Ian Smith watched on as bidding reached $1 million for Edinburgh Stud’s stunning Exceed And Excel colt out of the Smoke Glacken mare Smokin’ Alice (USA) to set a new benchmark for the stud.

Smith has hit it out of the park with Smokin’ Alice (USA) who hails from the family of Criterion.

Her previous three foals to sell as yearlings have made $240,000 (a Medaglia d’Oro filly), $230,000 (Fastnet Rock colt), and $680,000 (another Fastnet Rock colt).  

Both of the Fastnet Rock colts have had significant updates from when the catalogue was printed.

The 3yo Fastnet Rock colt is the hugely talented Eleven Eleven. The  Greg Hickman-trained colt has chased the top-class Alligator Blood home at his last two starts in the Listed Gold Edition Stakes and Group III Vo Rogue Plate and opposes him again in Saturday’s $2 million Magic Millions Guineas.

The 2yo colt War Memorial has made just one starts for Peter and Paul Snowden finishing third in the Listed Phelan Ready Stakes won by Magic Millions 2yo Classic hopeful Rathlin

Gerald Ryan/David Raphael signed the docket for $1 million. It was the tenth seven figure lot of the sale and the third by Exceed And Excel.


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