Unbeaten Champion juvenile Vancouver will reverse shuttle from Coolmore Australia to Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud for the 2017 breeding season. The best juvenile by world-class sire Medaglia d’Oro out of a very fast daughter of Danehill, Vancouver won a stakes race first time out early in the season before adding three straight Group wins. In the G2 Todman Stakes be broke the two-year-old track record at Randwick before adding the G1 Golden Slipper, the world’s richest race for two-year-olds.
“I saw Vancouver in Australia last week and he’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,” said Ashford manager Dermot Ryan. “He’s by a very good sire in Medaglia d’Oro and is proving extremely fertile with over 50 mares already scanned in foal. Our sire sensation Uncle Mo was also an unbeaten Champion juvenile at two, as was Shanghai Bobby whose first yearlings were very well received this fall and who Vancouver very much reminds me of. It all bodes very well for the future!”
Vancouver starred in Sky Racing’s recent Bred To Win feature – watch here