2016 Dunaden Colt Foal

Excellent News  

Excellent Art x Subito (Darshaan)

2009   16.1hh


Excellent News is a winning & multiple placed racehorse mare who ran an incredible 31 times mainly over 1 1/2 miles. Showing her incredible resilience and toughness, she retired sound, clean limbed & in rude health in 2014. In private ownership she was leased to Arrathorne SHB in 2016.


Excellent News'  ​sire, Excellent News, was winner of the Group 1 St.James' Palace Stakes. His sire, is the influential stallion Pivotal. Her dam is by the equally influential stallion Darshaan.


She is closely related to​ ​Group Winner, Hazel Lavery, who is the damn of the exciting potential Derby prospect, The Revenant.


Excellent News  : Progeny


She currently has 2 progeny as follows :-


UNNAMED : 2016. ​A bright bay colt with a long athletic swinging walk, he is by Melbourne Cup Winner, Dunaden.  For Sale


UNNAMED : 2017.​ A bright chestnut filly with a sweet, but cheeky no-non nature who is already exciting us with the sheer speed she gallops round the paddock!  She is by the dual Heritage Handicap winner, Sun Central (Galileo) who was also being aimed at the Melbourne Cup before injury prematurely ended his time on the track. For Sale



Future Plans for Excellent News


​Here at Arrathorne SHB, we like to give our broodmares a year off after they have bred 2 foals in succession. Excellent News was not put in foal in 2017 and we are currently short listing stallions for her for 2018



2017 Sun Central Filly Foal