A. P. Xcellent

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  • Born 2003
  • KY -Bred
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Move Over 'Diver, Make Room for Lava Man

Move Over 'Diver, Make Room for Lava Man

Favored Lava Man joined the legendary Native Diver as the only horse to win the prestigious Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) in three consecutive years when he prevailed by a nose over the gritty A. P. Xcellent in a heart-pounding stretch duel Saturday at Hollywood Park.


Trainer Niall M. O'Callaghan
Jockey Larry Melancon
Owner Johnston, Jr., Mrs. S. K., Bommarito, Marco and Molly Malone Racing Club
Breeder Jayeff B Stables & Denali Stud & Partners


A. P. Xcellent View Five-Cross Pedigree A.P. Indy Seattle Slew
Weekend Surprise
Exing (CHI) Exceller
Twinkling Danzig

Auction History

Sale / Hip Type Buyer Consignor Price
Hip 18
Yearling Fleetwood/NW Management Denali Stud, agent $750,000
Hip 989
Racing prospect Mrs. S.K. Johnston Greenfield Farm, agent $110,000

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