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Uncle Mo at Breeders' Cup 2010

In Excess: important Californian stallion is the paternal grandsire of last season's American champion two-year-old colt Uncle Mo (above)

  PICTURE: Wendy Wooley/EquiSport photos 

Important Californian stallion In Excess retired

IN EXCESS, sire of Poule d'Essai des Poulains winner Musical Chimes and leading American stallion Indian Charlie, has been retired from stud duty. The Irish-bred 24-year-old son of Siberian Express will live out his days at his long-time home, Vessels Stallion Farm in California.

In Excess has been one of California's most dominantsires for the past 15 years. In all, he is the sire of 62 stakes winners led by the Santa Anita Derby hero Indian Charlie, now himself the sire of American champions including last season's outstanding two-year-old colt Uncle Mo.

Although rarely represented outside the US, his merits as a sire were advertised in Europe through the victory of Sheikh Maktoum's Musical Chimes in the 2003 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches. The filly later won the Grade 1 John C. Mabee Handicap in the US.

In Excess is also the sire of 2006 Grade 1 Starlet Stakes winner Romance Is Diane and Grade 2 winner Notional, who is now at stud in Kentucky.

Trained by Bruce L. Jackson, In Excess won 11 races in the colours of Jack Munari, including the Grade 1 Suburban Handicap (in which he set a track record), Grade 1 Woodward Stakes, Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap and the Grade 1 Whitney Handicap.

 

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