02/25/2016 9:01AM

Excaper to stand at River Oaks in Oklahoma

Michael Burns
Excaper, who won the 2014 Connaught Cup, will stand at River Oaks Farm in Oklahoma after being retired.

Edited press release

Excaper, winner of the 2014 Grade 2 Connaught Cup Stakes and runner-up in the 2011 Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, has been retired to stand at Francisco Bravo’s River Oaks Farms in Sulphur, Okla., as the property of Mike Grossman in a deal brokered by Chad Schumer. The son of Exchange Rate will stand for a fee of $2,000.

Excaper won five of 30 career starts while racing five seasons and earned $775,360.

A high-class 2-year-old, Excaper broke his maiden first time out at Woodbine and ended his juvenile campaign by running second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Churchill Downs.

A tough and consistent performer, he won the Connaught Cup at Woodbine at age five and placed in the Grade 2 Play the King Stakes, Grade 2 King Edward Stakes, Grade 3 Summer Stakes, and Grade 3 Kent Stakes. In all, he won or was placed in 11 stakes races.

“Excaper is a horse that offers world-class 2-year-old form," said Chad Schumer. "He is also by a leading 2-year-old known for siring fast and early types, so a perfect horse for the Oklahoma market.”

A son of Exchange Rate, Excaper is a half-brother to six winners, including stakes winner Quiet A Ruckus. His winning dam Ada Ruckus, by Bold Ruckus, is a half-sister to successful Canadian sire Tethra.

Excaper will stand alongside Chitoz, Foreign Policy, Latent Heat, and Read The Footnotes at River Oaks Farms.