Stakes Winner Supreme Excellence Dies

Supreme Excellence, a stakes winner/producer, dies of old age.

Supreme Excellence, a stakes winner/producer, succumbed to the infirmities of old age Feb. 8 at The Gentle Farm near Sparta, N.C. Owned by Mimi Gracida, she was 26.

Bred in Kentucky by Vintage Meadow Farm, Supreme Excellence was a three-time stakes winner on turf for E.P. Taylor’s Windfields Farm. She captured the 1986 Smart Deb Handicap and the 1987 Be Faithful Stakes and the Indian Maid Handicap. Trained by Grover “Bud” Delp, she won or placed in a dozen of 27 races and earned $118,120.

A half-sister to grade I winner Golden Pheasant, Supreme Excellence (Providential—Perfect Pigeon, by Round Table) produced a dozen foals, including multiple stakes winner Glenbarra.