02/25/2016 9:01AM

Excaper to stand at River Oaks in Oklahoma

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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.