Sidestep (AUS)

Bay Horse, 2010. 16.1HH
Exceed And Excel x Dextrous (Quest For Fame)

Australian Champion 2YO Colt 2013
Australian Champion First Season Sire 2019

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One of Australia’s most exciting young stallions

Sidestep is a Champion First Season Sire with 5 stakes performers including a Group 1 Golden Slipper winner in his first crops (SH/NH). His performance as a stallion is emulating his performance on the track as he was Australia’s Champion 2YO Colt of his year and trained on at 3 to win the Group 2 Royal Sovereign Stakes defeating Group 1 winners Bounding and the great Chautauqua. He covered a large, quality book in 2019 that will be contesting stakes races at 2 when this season’s covers are yearlings.

Feature Race Performances

Won Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes (2yo) 
Won Group 2 Royal Sovereign (3yo)
2nd Group 1 Golden Slipper (1st colt) Defeating four Group 1 winners



Exceed And Excel remains the pre-eminent source of 2yo speed in global racing. He is responsible for 15 individual Group 1 winners, 169 stakes winners and prizemoney approaching a staggering $200 million. The Exceed And Excel legacy will live on for years to come through his ever-increasing band of sire sons. Sidestep is at the vanguard of this group being Exceed And Excel’s first Champion 2YO Colt and a Golden Slipper producing sire in his very first crop.


Dextrous is one of Australia’s premiere broodmares. A multiple group winner as well as two-time winner and group performer as a 2yo, this blue hen mare has produced three individual Group 1 performers. An incredible 12 Group 1 horses are in the immediate family including the immortal Emancipation. The most brilliant and precocious member of this branch of a stunningly prolific black type family is none other than Sidestep.


Interactive Mating Reports


Tribute to Kiamichi, 2019 Golden Slipper winner, going down in history as Sidestep’s first G1 winner in the season he was crowned Champion First Season Sire.

Sidestep 1st, Royal Sovereign Stakes (G2), 1200m, Randwick, 19 April 2014

Kiamichi 1st, Golden Slipper (G1), 1200m, Rosehill, 23 March 2019

Sidestep, Darley Stallions promotional video, 2016

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