Winning Start to New Season for Vancouver
Just four days into the new racing season and Vancouver already has two metro winners on the board with Mynumerouno (3g Vancouver x Splash of Moet, by Dash for Cash) saluting at Sandown last Sunday and today at Randwick Yukon (4g Vancouver x Phantom Queen, by Charge Forward) got the cash for Team Hawkes.
The four year-old gelding appreciated a step up in distance to 1800m and a return to a good surface to post his third win scoring by half a length.
A $360,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Hawkes Racing from the Widden Stud draft, Yukon runs for a big group of owners headed by Rupert Legh in whose colours he runs.
He’s been very consistent with three wins and three placings from eight starts earning just shy of $100,000 in prizemoney.
Yukon is the best of four winners from Phantom Queen, a half-sister by Charge Forward to Group I winner and $2.4million earner Sweet Idea and Group II winner Showtime.
Vancouver has made a fast start to the new season with three winners in the past four days following on from his great success last season siring 46 winners of $2.9million with highlight stakes-winners Yaletown and Night Raid.
Vancouver stands this spring at a fee of $22,000,