In Excess, one of the most successful stallions in the history of California breeding, has been pensioned at age 24. He stood at Vessels Stallion Farm near Bonsall, Calif.
According to farm manager Kevin Dickson, In Excess is “happy and healthy and will live out the rest of his years at the farm.”
An Irish-bred, In Excess (Siberian Express—Kantado, by Saulingo) was one of North America’s leading older males in 1991 for owner Jack J. Munari. Trained by Bruce L. Jackson, In Excess set a track record of 1:58.33 in the 1 1/4-mile Suburban Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park and won the Woodward Stakes (gr. I), the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I), the Whitney Handicap (gr. I), and the San Fernando Stakes (gr. II).
In Excess was retired with 11 wins from 25 starts and earnings of $1,736,733.
In Excess has sired 62 stakes winners and the earners of more than $41 million. Sixteen of his runners are Cal-bred champions.
His progeny include grade I winners Musical Chimes, Romance Is Diane, and Indian Charlie, who has developed into an important stallion, siring 58 stakes winners. Musical Chimes also was a classic winner in France.
As a broodmare sire In Excess is represented by Canadian champion Bear Now and grade I winner Hot Dixie Chick.
In Excess was bred by Ahmed M. Foustok.