Nicklaus (GB)

Nicklaus, a three-year-old gelding by Exceed and Excel, was originally purchased at Baden-Baden Sale by Peter Doyle for €180,000. Nicklaus improved throughout his first year with William Haggas, so much so that when he came on the market as a three-year-old, William was anxious to keep him at Somerville Lodge and for Highclere to reap the benefit.

The trainer was vindicated by impressive victories at Newbury and Salisbury before a commendable third place in a very hot handicap at Glorious Goodwood where he went down by a bare two lengths. Next time up at York everything that could go wrong, did. However, on his most recent run at Yarmouth he came back to form, scoring in style after a mastful hold up ride from James Doyle! Nicklaus is a horse that we are continuing to race next year, as one of our older horses, and so can enjoy a much deserved winter break at Benson Stud before he returns to William's yard next season. 


Nicklaus (GB)

Exceed And Excel (AUS)






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Race record

Date Racecourse Race name
  Distance Jockey Position Racing Post race result
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19/09/2018 Yarmouth Parklands Leisure Holiday Distributors Handicap
1m James Doyle 1st Link to race result
24/08/2018 York Nationwide Accident Repair Services Handicap
1m William Buick 17th Link to race result
03/08/2018 Goodwood Qatar Handicap
7f Charles Bishop 3rd Link to race result
28/07/2018 Salisbury T & M Glass Ltd Handicap
7f Charles Bishop 1st Link to race result
12/07/2018 Newbury Donnington Grove Veterinary Group Handicap
7f Tom Marquand 1st Link to race result
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