VANCOUVER Starts Stud Career with a BANG as Both his Runners Become Stakes Horses ​

08 Oct 19

Saturday marked the start of the new season for 2YO stakes racing in Australia.

There were seven (7) first season sires represented with runners and while none were able to claim a winner, it was breeding powerhouse Coolmore Stud with their new boy the Golden Slipper winner VANCOUVER that achieved outstanding result with his first two runners both earning Black Type with eye-catching performances at Royal Randwick.


His first to compete was blue-blooded filly Ticket to Ride (2f Vancouver x Abbey Road, by Street Cry), who was one of Vancouver’s first foals born in 2017 and was his first trial winner. She had hit the line hard to score a narrow but impressive win in her 852 metre heat.

Ticket to Ride is trained by Richard and Michael Freedman and was ridden by Tommy Berry who allowed the filly to settle and find her feet early, but that tactic resulted in her getting way too far back in the race before surging home, hitting the line hard to grab third position in the Group 3 ATC Gimcrack Stakes.

Bred and retained by Fairway Thoroughbreds, who also bred and sold her sire Vancouver, Ticket to Ride finished 1.5 lengths away after giving away a huge head start and will take plenty of benefit from the experience.

Whilst in the Group 3 ATC Breeders Plate for the colts and geldings, it was the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained colt Postcode that had flashing lights on him and couldn’t have been more impressive.

Postcode (2c Vancouver x Never Forget, by Westerner), had shown he was above average in his trial when he surged home to finish second beaten a length to Nitrous in the fastest time for colts.

Here in his first race start, he enjoyed a good run in transit from barrier one but was held up for a run at the top of the straight until a narrow gap appeared on the fence. Postcode put in an eye catching effort as he charged to the line to finish one length behind Global Quest.

A $240,000 Magic Millions purchase, Postcode is from French Group 2 winner Never Forget, who won up to 2400 metres and comes from a stout staying family, so Postcode's precocity and speed has to come solely from Vancouver.

Postcode showed plenty of ability and has a pedigree to suggest he has scope far beyond speedy juvenile races.

Did we see the 2020 Golden Slipper Winner on Saturday?

Time will tell but up to 1200m and further these Vancouver progeny look well positioned to make their presence felt.

Vancouver stands at Coolmore Australia at a service fee of $44,000.

Vancouver winning the Golden Slipper

The Team at Dynamic Syndications had a “gut feel” that the progeny of Vancouver would show up in early 2yo races but the older they got the better they would be and the results at the trials and on the opening day of 2yo stakes racing has certainly cemented our opinion.

We backed our judgement by purchasing the most athletic yearling we could find and if ever a horse was destined to be at Tulloch Lodge it was this colt.

Purchased from the Inglis Classic was a colt from DANGLISSA GIRL.

Danglissa Girl winning at Doomben

She was a city winner of 2 races and Most Importantly, she is the daughter of the Gr1 Winning Gai Waterhouse trained mare DANGLISSA.

DANGLISSA winning the Flight Stakes Gr1

DANGLISSA GIRL is a 3/4 sister to dual Stakes Winner UNITE AND CONQUER who was trained by GAI and she is also a 1/2 sister to the dam of dual Gr3 Winner and Gr3 placed SWEET REDEMPTION who was also trained by Gai.

                                                     SWEET REDEMPTION      &      UNITE AND CONQUER

DANGLISSA won 6 races for Gai including the Gr1 Flight Stakes at 1600m. She also won the Gr2 Queen of the Turf, Gr2 Tear Rose Stakes, Gr3 Furious Stakes. She also finished runner-up in the Gr1 One Thousand Guineas and third in the Gr2 Wakeful (2000m), Gr2 Magic Night and in the Listed Keith Mackay H.

Gai Waterhouse with Gr1 mare DANGLISSA

Nobody knows this family better than Gai Waterhouse and what is expected from a horse from the family.

Gai loved the colt at the sales as much as we did and we chose to buy it for her to train.

From conception this colt was destined to be at Tulloch Lodge.

The colt so impressed its breeder AQUIS Farm that they purchased 10% in the colt to race with us.

He is a magnificent type and has broken-in well above average and matches the wraps we are hearing around the industry about how good these VANCOUVER 2yo’s are performing for all different stables.

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To find out more simply have a chat with ADAM WATT at Dynamic Syndications
on 02 9540 1511 or mobile 0409 464 378

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