Champion Australian 2YO Vancouver Arrives at Coolmore
A brilliant undefeated Champion Australian 2YO by leading North American sire Medaglia D’Oro, Vancouver has arrived safely at Ashford Stud and is now available for inspection.
“I loved Vancouver when I first saw him down in Australia and I’m even more impressed after seeing him on his arrival at Ashford,” said Stud Manager Dermot Ryan.
“Not only is he the best son of Medaglia d’Oro, but he is also the best looking Medaglia d’Oro you will see, I encourage everyone to come out to Ashford and see for themselves.”
Good looks aside, Vancouver was blessed with amazing natural talent going undefeated at two with four wins in as many starts culminating in a spectacular win in the $3.5 million Grade I ATC Golden Slipper over six furlongs.
Drawn the outside in the field of 16, Vancouver scored a career defining victory in Australia’s premier juvenile event as favourite.
He showed a rare brand of speed and class as is reflected in his pedigree which combines the very best of North American and Australian bloodlines.
Vancouver stands at a fee of $15,000.
Vancouver won Australia’s sire-making race – the $3.5 million Gr.1 Golden Slipper. Also the Gr.2 Todman Stakes (breaking the 2YO track record), Gr.3 Canonbury Stakes etc
“Confirmed his dominance over the generation in spectacular order” Tony Brassel, Sun-Herald
“It’s a stallion making race and he will make a stallion” Trainer Gai Waterhouse after the Golden Slipper
Out of a mare by Danehill & a grand son of Skating – Champion 3YO Sprinter & Champion 3YO Filly
“Vancouver’s an exceptionally good-looking individual who should sire both racehorses and sales horses. I think US breeders will be very impressed when they see him. He’s by a very good sire in Medaglia d’Oro and is proving extremely fertile. Our sire sensation Uncle Mo was also an unbeaten Champion juvenile at two, as was Shanghai Bobby whose first yearlings were very well received and who Vancouver very much reminds me of. It all bodes very well for the future!” Ashford Stud manager Dermot Ryan