Coolmore Stud signs Vancouver

Coolmore Stud has purchased a controlling interest in G1 Golden Slipper winner Vancouver.

The deal values the Gai Waterhourse-trained colt at more than $40 million and makes him the most expensive Golden Sipper winner ever sold for stud duties.

“There was obviously a massive amount of interest in the horse so we are delighted to have secured him,” Coolmore’s Tom Magnier said.  “He’s a brilliant colt and we and our partners, who include the China Horse Club, Ramsey Pastoral and Peters Investments, couldn’t be more excited about his future.

“Vancouver, along with another of our recent investments – Pride Of Dubai – illustrate the long-term commitment of Coolmore to the Australian breeding industry.  Both were born and raised at our Jerrys Plains property in the Hunter Valley and are a ringing endorsement there is no finer source of quality bloodstock.”

Unbeaten in four career starts to date, Vancouver (Medaglia d’Oro) recorded the fastest 1200m ever run by a two year-old at Randwick in the G2 Todman Stakes and his time for the Golden Slipper equalled that of Coolmore Stud’s 2012 Golden Slipper winner Pierro.