Vancouver Notches First North American-Sired Winner

Coolmore’s dual-hemisphere sire Vancouver was represented by his first winner at stud on Tuesday when Nicky Two Shoes won a maiden special weight at Thistledown, Thoroughbred Daily News reports.

Nicky Two Shoes stalked the leaders from the outside in the five-furlong race, then was taken inside by jockey Luan Machado, where they eventually gained the advantage and won by a half-length. They stopped the clock in 1:00.46 over a muddy sealed track for trainer William Cowans and as a Kentucky homebred for Southern Comfort Farm.

The bay colt is out of the placed Invasor mare Wendy Wow, who was purchased by Southern Comfort Farm for $14,000 in-foal to Summer Front at the 2017 Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale.

Vancouver, an 8-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro stood the 2017 Northern Hemisphere breeding season at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky. His full-time base is at Coolmore’s farm in his native Australia.

Vancouver won four of five starts during his on-track career, and earned Australia’s champion 2-year-old male honors with a campaign that included victories in the G1 Golden Slipper Stakes, the G2 Todman Stakes, and the G3 Canonbury Stakes.

Bred in Australia by Fairway Thoroughbreds, Vancouver is out of the stakes-placed Danehill mare Skates, whose runners also include Australian Group 1 winner Juste Momente. His second dam is the multiple Australian champion Skating.

Read more at Thoroughbred Daily News.

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