Excelebration can be added to the list of championship-caliber horses who had the misfortune to be foaled in the same crop as a still better runner.
- Bay Mare
- Born 2004
|Trainer||Scott J. Volk|
|Owner||Denis N. Lynch|
|Breeder||Madeleine A. Paulson & Ernest Moody|
|Sun Shower View Five-Cross Pedigree||Thunder Gulch||Gulch|
|Line of Thunder|
|Gone to the Beach||Mt. Livermore|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Kenneth Lejeune||Havens Bloodstock Agency, agent||$25,000|
Excelebration, runner-up to Frankel on four occasions and third behind him once, finally escaped the superstar's shadow when he took the QIPCO Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) Oct. 20 at Ascot in determined fashion.