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Kia Ora Celebrates $1.2M Exceed and Excel Filly
A flashy looking filly with four white stockings proved highly popular when put through the ring for Kia Ora Stud on Day-1 of the 2019 Inglis Easter Sale. Lot 137 was purchased by Hermitage Bloodstock, joint owners with Arrowfield of star 3YO colt The Autumn Sun. By Darley’s incredibly successful stallion Exceed and Excel, the filly is out of Breeders Cup Turf winner More Than Real (More Than Ready), also Gr1 placed in the US, and dam of stakes-winning Fastnet Rock filly Miss Debutante. Hermitage was one of the most active purchasers on the day, both alone and in partnerships.