Darcy Ekcels

Darcy Ekcels

Sire: Ekraar

Dam: Serendipity

Colour: Bay

Gender: Colt

Age: 4 year old

Foaled: Oct 21st, 2015

Country: New Zealand





Foaled 21st October 2015

SireRed RansomRobertoHail to Reason
EKRAAR (USA) ArabiaDamascus
1997SacahuistaRaja BabaBold Ruler
  Nalees Flying FlagHoist the Flag
DamHonor GradesDanzigNorthern Dancer
SERENDIPITY (NZ) Weekend SurpriseSecretariat
1997Waihora's LassTightsNijinsky
  IndhiraTaipan II

EKRAAR (USA) (Bay 1997-Stud 2004). 8 wins-1 at 2, Milan Gran Premio del Jockey Club, Gr.1. Leading NZ Sire (AEI) 2011-12. Sire of 398 rnrs, 206 wnrs, inc. SW Shez Sinsational (Hawkes Bay Spring Classic, Gr.1), Habibi, Ekstreme, Rising Romance, Eclair Samba, Extra Explosive, Exceptionally, Solapur, Vivid Vixen, SP Gesemi, Angegreen, Carlotta, Clapton - Almighty Windpower (H.K.), Magico Marco - Power Drifter (H.K.), Six Star, Meursault, Bedetti, etc.


1st dam

SERENDIPITY, by Honor Grades. Placed in NZ. Half-sister to LEGIBLE (dam of TRUSTING). This is her ninth live foal. Dam of eight foals to race, two winners, inc:-

He Ekscels (g. by Ekraar). Winner at 1800m in 2016-17, MRC Ern Jensen Funerals H., 2d MRC Yarramalong Racing Club P.

Post Haste (g. by Postponed). Winner at 1900m in NZ.

St Moet (g. by St Reims). Placed in NZ.


2nd dam

WAIHORA'S LASS, by Tights. Champion Older Female Sprinter in NZ in 1996-97. 11 wins-3 at 2-from 1200m to 2000m, NZ$167,250, Counties RC Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.2, Levin RC Ryder S., L, Hawkes Bay Haunui Farm WFA S., Horizon Homes H., Toops Wholesale Sprint H., WRC More FM H., Hawkes Bay The Flash Graduation H., 2d CJC Canterbury Belle S., L, WRC Greek Meer Juvenile H., 3d Egmont RC Fayette Park S., Gr.3, Foxton Trophy S., 4th New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Levin RC Bayer Classic, Gr.1, Hawkes Bay Enerco S., Gr.2, Manawatu RC Eulogy S., Gr.3, CJC Churchill S.H., L. Half-sister to Our Lodge (dam of BOLD LINE). Dam of 6 named foals, all raced, inc:-

LEGIBLE (Zabeel). 5 wins from 1400m to 2400m, A$530,500, MRC Sandown Classic, Gr.2, Mornington RC RM Ansett Classic, MRC Membership P., Chaise H., MVRC Emergency Services H., 2d Moonee Valley Gold Cup, Gr.2, MRC Gipsy Queen H., 3d MRC Robert Taranto H., Azzurro H. Dam of-

TRUSTING (Tale of the Cat). 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2000m, A$935,600, AJC Warwick S., Gr.2, ATC Hill S., Gr.2, NSW Tatt's RC Chelmsford S., Gr.2, STC Grey Gums Hotel Penrith 2YO H., 2d AJC Epsom H., Gr.1, George Main S., Gr.1, STC Golden Rose S., Gr.1, MRC Caulfield Guineas Prelude, Gr.3, 3d ATC Chipping Norton S., Gr.1, WATC Kingston Town Classic, Gr.1, STC Concorde S., Gr.3. Sire.

Mount Everest. 5 wins from 1600m to 2050m, A$88,301, MVRC Hambros & Cahill Lawyers H., Arrow Training Services H., 2d Terang Cup, 3d AJC Fujitsu H.

Fathom - Will Go On (Mac.). 4 wins at 1350m, 1500m in Aust. and Macau, BRC Sky Racing World H., 3d BRC Winning Edge Presentations 2YO H.

Easy to Read. Unraced. Dam of-

Steyne. 5 wins from 1350m to 1600m, A$129,375, to 2017-18, ATC Jockey Celebration Day H., Bowerman's Furniture H.

Zalila. Raced once. Dam of-

Bannatyne. 3 wins at 1400m, 1600m, A$84,770, to 2016-17, 2d ATC Gow Gates Insurance H., 3d ATC Ranvet H., 4th MRC Ethereal S., Gr.3.

Warbird. 3 wins to 1400m in Aust. and Philippines, 2d ATC De Bortoli P.

Hathrah. Unplaced. Dam of-

Faenza. Winner at 1500m, BRC St Margaret's School H., 2d BRC Bundaberg Red Rum P. Producer.


3rd dam

INDHIRA, by Taipan II. Winner at 1200m, 3d STC Monterey S. Half-sister to LITTLE PAPOOSE (dam of YOU BE THE JUDGE), BIG SIOUX (dam of KAYSIBOY). Dam of 6 foals, all raced, 3 winners, inc:-

WAIHORA'S LASS (Tights). 11 wins. See above.

Our Lodge. Unplaced. Dam of-

BOLD LINE (Double Vice). 18 wins to 1400m, A$285,198, SAJC Manihi Classic, L, City of West Torrens Trophy H., Calvary North Adelaide H., 2d SAJC City of Marion S., L, Matrice S., L, Marsh H., Holdfast Insurance H., Adelaide Casino H., Melbourne Cup Day at Allan Scott Park H., Irish Race Day in August H., 3d SAJC Durbridge S., L, Sportingbet H., Marsh H., Tooheys H., Flight Centre H.


4th dam

EAGLE'S EYRIE, by Bald Eagle. Unraced. Half-sister to Char d'Assaut (dam of SHADYCROFT LADY). Dam of 11 foals, 8 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

LITTLE PAPOOSE (Sobig). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2000m, South Australian Oaks, Gr.1, SAJC Gallipoli H., 2d VRC Oaks, Gr.1, Adelaide RC Baker H., 4th VRC Craiglee S., Gr.2. Dam of-

YOU BE THE JUDGE (Twig Moss). 3 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1850m, SAJC Cheltenham S., Gr.3, Walter Brown S.H., L, Kentland H., 3d SAJC Sires' Produce S., Gr.2.

BIG SIOUX (Sobig). 4 wins at 2, SAJC Bloodhorse Breeders' S., Gr.2, Morphettville P., L, PARC Glenrae Stud H., Strathdownie Stud H., 4th VRC Bloodhorse Breeders P., Gr.2. Dam of-

KAYSIBOY (Boysie Boy). 13 wins from 1000m to 2800m, A$118,420, VRC Carbine Club S., L, 3d Moonee Valley S., Gr.2.

Teton. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, SAJC Modbury H. Dam of-

FORK TONGUE (Twig Moss). 4 wins from 1200m to 1600m, VATC Catanach's H., L, 3d VRC AV Kewney S., Gr.2. Dam of-

Storm of Words. 2 wins at 1400m, 2200m, VATC Leica Show H. Dam of-

STORM SIGNAL (Keltrice). 8 wins to 1400m, A$475,375, MRC WW Cockram S., Gr.3, BTC Glenlogan Park S., L, MRC Le Tan S., L, 3d QTC Dane Ripper P., Gr.3. Dam of-

DESTRUCTION (Fastnet Rock). 4 wins-2 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, A$151,125, BRC Dalrello S., L, ATC Power Access 2YO P.

Teton Moss. 2 wins at 1300m, 1400m in Aust. Dam of-

GOLD CITY (Gold and Ivory). Champion Older Female Miler in NZ in 1996-97. 8 wins from 1200m to 2150m, NZ$66,175, A$423,780, VATC Eclipse S., Gr.3, 2d VRC Australian Cup, Gr.1, Hardy Brothers Classic S., Gr.3, 3d VATC St George S., Gr.2.

SIOUX CHIEF (Noalcoholic). 10 wins-1 at 2-to 1550m, A$150,208, STC Darby Munro H., L, 3d QTC Sir Byrne Hart S., Gr.3.

Jovan. 2 wins at 1600m, AJC Selene H., Jimmy Munro H. Dam of-

NORTHEAST SHEILA (Keltrice). 3 wins-2 at 2-at 900m, 1000m, A$187,700, VATC Blue Diamond Preview (f), Gr.3, VRC Maribyrnong Trial S., L, 2d VATC Blue Diamond Prelude (f), Gr.3, 3d VATC Chirnside S., Gr.2. Dam of-

JACQUELINE ROUGE (Ne Coupez Pas). 6 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, A$423,000, Qld Tatt's RC Tattersall's Mile, L, 3d QTC Dane Ripper S., Gr.3. Producer.

KABLAMMO (Marauding). 10 wins from 1200m to 2100m, A$331,550, VRC HKJC Melbourne Cup Day P., L, 3d AJC Hall Mark S., L.

DASHING GRANADA (Keltrice). 2 wins at 2, A$135,100, VRC Shamrock Travel H., L, 3d VRC Edward Manifold S., Gr.2. Dam of-

CELEBRITY GIRL (Starcraft). 3 wins-1 at 2-to 1100m, A$191,638, VRC Cap d'Antibes S., L, 3d VRC Edward Manifold S., Gr.2.

Albaicin (Redoute's Choice). 2 wins at 1200m, AJC Lyrebird H., 3d AJC Eskimo Prince H., L. Dam of-

GENERALIFE (Lonhro). 9 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$873,595, ATC Star Kingdom S., Gr.3, 2d MRC Kevin Heffernan S., Gr.3-twice, 3d BRC Stradbroke H., Gr.1, Doomben Ten Thousand S., Gr.1.

Flying Eagle. Unraced. Dam of-

On the Wind. Raced once. Dam of-

Kendall. Unraced. Dam of-

SILENT IMPACT (Casual Lies). 9 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2600m, A$491,120, Newcastle Gold Cup, Gr.3, Gosford Gold Cup, Gr.3, STC WJ McKell Cup, L, 3d BTC Chairman's H., Gr.3.