Prix d'Excellence


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Prix d'Excellence
Pure Excellence (AUS) 2004
29 August 2013
Ballarat 3350 VIC, Australia

This horse is being sold As Agent:

By: Archie Alexander

PRIX D’EXCELLENCE broke through for her maiden victory last start over 1100m at Kilmore. She is race fit and ready to go on with her campaign. This three year old chestnut filly is sound with no vices.

PRIX D’EXCELLENCE has career stats of 1 win and 1 place from 4 starts. She is a racy type, athletic, well balanced, has a great stride with a fluid action. She has enormous potential on the racetrack and boasts a proven pedigree page that ensures she also has residual value as a broodmare.

Sire Magnus is a Group One winning stallion. He’s by a Golden Slipper winner, hails from the Danehill line and his dam’s pedigree features champion sprinters and sires Snippets and Vain. He injects his strength and speed into his progeny and his runners are proven to improve with age, just like he did.

Dam Pure Excellence is from a family of proven producers. She has had 4 named foals 3 to race for 2 winners. She is a half sister to Chestnut Dream and Storm Fille both winning in excess of $150,000.

PRIX D’EXCELLENCE is a quality filly, she represents great value for a genuine sound galloper who would be a fantastic addition to any stable.

If not sold prior she will be running at Ballarat Sunday 2 April.


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Chestnut filly       Foaled 2013 

MAGNUS Flying SpurDanehill (USA)Danzig
Rolls (USA)Mr. Prospector
ScandinaviaSnippetsLunchtime (GB)
Song of NorwayVain
Rock of Gibraltar (Ire)Danehill (USA)Danzig
Offshore BoomBe My Guest
Bay Fille (NZ)Sackford (USA)Stop the Music
Irish BalladPedlar

MAGNUS (AUS) (Bay 2002-Stud 2008). 4 wins to 1200m, AJC Galaxy H., Gr.1. Sire of 322 rnrs, 227 wnrs, 14 SW, inc. Malaguerra (BTC Cup, Gr.1), Magnifisio, Platinum Kingdom, Magnapal, Prince of Brooklyn, Miss Promiscuity, The Alfonso, Great Shot, The River, Malibu Style, Volcanic Ash - Volcanic General (Mal.), Alpha Beat, Missy Cummings, Prettyhappyaboutit, SP Gredington, Manageress, Whistle Baby, Backstedt, Magnus Reign, Magnarock, etc.


1st dam

PURE EXCELLENCE, by Rock of Gibraltar (Ire). Placed at 3, 2d WATC Westspeed 3YO H., 3d WATC Westspeed 3YO H. Half-sister to Chestnut Dream, Storm Fille. Dam of 4 named foals, 3 to race, 2 winners, inc:-

 Someday One Day (g by Von Costa de Hero) 3 wins at 1400m, 1600m in 2016-17, WATC Tabtouch Check in at Belmont P., Club Membership H., 2d WATC Schweppes H., Perth Racing Twitter P., Gold Membership P.

 Prix d'Excellence (f by Magnus) Winner. See below.


2nd dam

BAY FILLE (NZ), by Sackford (USA). Placed, 2d WATC Trigg Island H. Half-sister to  Strangeways (dam of MAZE, BARLINNIE, PENITENTIARY). Dam of 8 foals, all raced, 5 winners, inc:-

Storm Fille (f Thunder Gulch) 3 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 2200m, A$151,985, WATC Mulberry Farm 2YO H., Time Conti Sheffield 2YO Sprint H., Natasha Trophy, 2d Western Australian Oaks, Gr.2, WATC Eastern Temple Trophy H., Ascot One Thousand Guineas, 3d WATC Derby, Gr.1, WATC Belgravia S., L, British Steel H., Budget Truck Rental H., Persian Tiger H. Dam of 4 winners-

Storm Burst (f Danehill Dancer) 6 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 2050m, A$318,800, VRC Fearn & Keeble H., MRC Ken Hilton H., BMW H., MVRC Sportingbet H., 2d VRC Birthday 2YO H., MRC Premier Signs P., Hyland Race Colours H., Le Pine Funerals H., MVRC Chandler Macleod H., 3d Wyong Gold Cup, L, MRC (Mornington) RM Ansett Classic, L, MRC Midnight Fever 2YO P., Le Pine Funerals H., MVRC Alternate Railway H., Pakenham Cup, 4th VRC Schweppervescence Trophy, Gr.3.

 Greatwall of China. 10 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2200m, A$367,898, MVRC Viva! Photography H., VRC Silver Bowl Series Final, MRC Lucknow H., Rokk Ebony H., MVRC Ready Workforce H., Carnarvon Cup, 2d Broome Cup, WATC Big Couch H., 3d VRC Dulcify H., MVRC City Pacific Finance Balwyn 2YO H., WATC H., MRC William Pearson H., Ian Miller H., 4th VRC Springtime S., L.

 Gibraltar Storm. Unplaced. Dam of 2 winners-

Reykjavik (c Artie Schiller) Winner at 2 in 2016-17, WATC St Patrick's Raceday 2YO H., 2d WATC Perth Racing Twitter 2YO P., 3d WATC Perth S., L, 4th WATC Karrakatta P., Gr.2.

Chestnut Dream (f Suave Dancer) 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 2000m, A$152,255, WATC Debis Financial Services 2YO H., Seppelt Moyston Chardonnay H., Rosendorff's Diamond Jewellers H., Tom's Brandy H., Bunbury RC AHA Cup H., 2d WATC Sires' Produce S., Gr.3, JC Roberts S., L, Belmont Oaks, L, Balanced Eating H., Thorium H., Kieran Perkins H., 3d Bunbury Cup, Gr.3, WATC Detonator S., L, Australia Day Cup, Burswood H., 4th WATC Gimcrack S., L. Producer.

 L'Escapade. 3 wins at 1200m, 1400m, WATC Jemoyn H., 2d WATC Quadrant H., Medicine Kid H., 3d WATC Grey Affair H., Tribula H.

 Extolling Virtue. Winner at 1600m, WATC 2003 AFL Grand Final H., 2d WATC Olympic H.


3rd dam

IRISH BALLAD, by Pedlar. Raced once. Half-sister to SHAMROCK KING. Dam of 6 foals, 5 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

 Gaelic Thunder. 6 wins to 1400m, NZ$1,300, A$81,240, AJC Charles Sturt H., Exchange H., STC Lakemba H., 3d AJC Triton H.

 Strangeways. 3 wins from 1600m to 2000m, 2d ARC NRM Sweetfeed H. Dam of 7 winners-

MAZE (f Housebuster) 4 wins at 1600m, 2000m, NZ$88,210, A$49,400, Manawatu RC Awapuni Gold Cup, Gr.2, Avondale JC Aussie Butcher H., Waikato RC New Zealand Bloodstock 4YO H., 2d QTC PJ O'Shea S., Gr.2, 3d SAJC Centaurea Trophy, L, Waikato RC Stark South H., 4th Te Aroha JC New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.1. Producer.

BARLINNIE (g St. Petersburg) 9 wins from 1300m to 1800m, A$405,615, BTC Doomben S., L, Sunshine Coast Cup, L, MRC Hussonet H., 2d VRC Blamey S., Gr.2, Qld Tatt's RC Centenary Classic Mile, L.

PENITENTIARY (g Pentire) 8 wins from 1200m to 2200m, NZ$179,287, A$103,700, Geelong Classic, L, 2d Hawke's Bay Guineas, Gr.3, 3d WRC Thorndon Mile, Gr.1, Otaki Maori RC WFA S., Gr.1, Manawatu RC Awapuni Gold Cup, Gr.2.

 Holloway Castle. Winner at 1400m in NZ. Dam of-

RANGIPO (g Stryker) Top Male on The 2015-16 NZ 3YO Free H (1600m+). 7 wins from 1000m to 2400m, NZ$694,070, in 2015-16, New Zealand Derby, Gr.1, ARC Great Northern Guineas, Gr.2, Avondale Guineas, Gr.2, Waikato Guineas, Gr.2, BOP RC O'Connor Warren Insurance H., Rotorua RC Lance Lawson Barristers H., 3d WRC Levin Classic, Gr.1, ARC Darley P., Gr.3, 4th Levin RC Wellington S., Gr.3.


Race Record: 7 Starts 1-1-1 A$17,610.
Won Kilmore Bendigo Club Maiden P. (1100m), 2nd Horsham Miller Contractors & Plant Hire H., 3rd Echuca Echuca Cup Raceday Maiden 2YO P.


Full Race Record for

PRIX D'EXCELLENCE (AUS) 2013 Chestnut filly
by Magnus - Pure Excellence, by Rock of Gibraltar


(in Australia)

01/Apr/20163rd of 10
Echuca RC Echuca Cup Raceday Maiden 2YO P., A$28,100, 1100m, time 1:05.10. Track good(4). Carried 56.00kg. Tris was 1st and Big Phil 2nd. Trainer: Archie Alexander. Owner: J Ch'ng & H C Walton. Jockey: D Yendall.A$1,600
13/Jan/20178th of 11
Ararat TC Classicbet Maiden P., A$20,000, 1100m, time 1:07.31. Track heavy(8). Carried 55.00kg. Write da Script was 1st and Another Coldie 2nd and Shaanxi City 3rd. Trainer: Archie Alexander. Owner: J Ch'ng & H C Walton. Jockey: Dean Holland.A$500
02/Feb/20175th of 10
Terang RC D&J Twaddle Catering Maiden P., A$22,000, 1000m, time 0:58.76. Track good(4). Carried 56.00kg. Be True was 1st and Funky Drummer 2nd and Going Purple 3rd. Trainer: Archie Alexander. Owner: J Ch'ng & H C Walton. Jockey: Jordan Childs.A$600
23/Feb/20171st of 8
Kilmore TC Bendigo Club Maiden P., A$19,000, 1100m, time 1:05.25. Track good(4). Carried 56.00kg. Ryboy was 2nd and Mr de Niro 3rd. Trainer: Archie Alexander. Owner: J Ch'ng & H C Walton. Jockey: M J Dee.A$11,000
02/Apr/20175th of 8
Ballarat TC Hygain H., A$23,000, 1200m, time 1:09.78. Track good(3). Carried 56.00kg. Shy Frank was 1st and Written Addiction 2nd and Gohardasun 3rd. Trainer: Archie Alexander. Owner: J Ch'ng & H C Walton. Jockey: M J Dee.A$690
24/Apr/201710th of 10
Ballarat TC Hygain H., A$20,000, 1200m, time 1:13.83. Track soft(5). Carried 55.50kg. Approved Anger was 1st and Rocket Along 2nd and Magna Rossa 3rd. Trainer: Archie Alexander. Owner: J Ch'ng & H C Walton. Jockey: M J Dee.A$500
06/May/20172nd of 12
Horsham DRC Miller Contractors & Plant Hire H., A$16,000, 1200m, time 1:11.95. Track soft(5). Carried 58.00kg. Sweet Taste was 1st and Our Dexter 3rd. Trainer: Archie Alexander. Owner: J Ch'ng & H C Walton. Jockey: Dean Holland.A$2,720