A. P. Xcellent

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  • Born 2003
  • KY-Bred
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Old Versus Young in Stars in Stripes

Old Versus Young in Stars in Stripes

It's not surprising that S J Stables' Cloudy's Knight, a grade I winner who towers over his competitors with earnings of more than $2 million, will be the starting highweight in the July 4 Stars and Stripes Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Arlington Park.

Shirreff's Classic Posse Includes Tiago, A.P. Xcellent

Shirreff's Classic Posse Includes Tiago, A.P. Xcellent

Among the 12 rivals entered against Lava Man in the $1-million Pacific Classic (gr. I) Aug. 19, several could undoubtedly be considered from barns that are taking a shot, perhaps because their horse has shown an affinity for Del Mar's Polytrack or because they believe the California champion is vulnerable. That's not the case for trainer John Shirreffs, who heads into the 1 1/4-mile event with a one-two punch.

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.

Drysdale Duo Formidable in San Luis Obispo

Drysdale Duo Formidable in San Luis Obispo

Hall of Fame trainer Neil Drysdale holds a heavy hand in Santa Anita's $150,000 San Luis Obispo Handicap (gr. IIT) on Sunday when he saddles co-high weights Obrigado and One Off in the 1 1/2-mile early season turf distance test.

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Connections

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

Pedigree

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
KEESEP2004
Hip 18
Yearling Fleetwood/NW Management Denali Stud, agent $750,000
KEENOV2007
Hip 989
Racing prospect Mrs. S.K. Johnston Greenfield Farm, agent $110,000

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