Yukon (Vancouver) winning at Sandown

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,