Second season sire VANCOUVER snared his first Australian stakes winner on Saturday, continuing on his upward trajectory through the stallion ranks.
Proven Thoroughbreds has long been bullish about VANCOUVER’s prospects as a sire (read article HERE) and recent results would indicate he is trending the right way.
His first official stakes winner came in the shape of MOUNT PLEASANT, who prevailed in an 1100m juvenile contest in South Africa two months ago.
Then at Moonee Valley on Saturday, his daughter NIGHT RAID was an impressive winner of the Atlantic Jewel Stakes (1200m), prompting bookmakers to install her second favourite for next month’s Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m).
24 hours later VANCOUVER produced his first northern hemisphere stakes winner courtesy of MADONE in a mile juvenile fillies race at Del Mar, California.
Proven acquired three of VANCOUVER’s progeny this year in the expectation his value would rise over the ensuing 12-18 months. With VANCOUVER meeting those expectations to date, two of the three purchased yearlings are now sold with only 10% left in the VANCOUVER x KICKER filly with Steve O’Dea.
Meanwhile ZOUSTAR added another feather in his cap when his son TOP KNIGHT won Sunday’s Group 1 Singapore Derby, becoming the 14th stakes winner for Widden Stud’s champion sire.
Proven has shares left in a colt and filly by ZOUSTAR and both are Magic Millions eligible.
See below for a summary of the latest feature race results and how they correlate with the pedigrees of our 2020 yearlings.
1st NIGHT RAID (Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes 1200m)
VANCOUVER x KICKER 2yo f 90% SOLD!
1st TOP KNIGHT (Gr 1 Singapore Derby 1800m)
ZOUSTAR x WIDOW’S WALK 2yo c SHARES AVAILABLE
ZOUSTAR x LE HAVRE 2yo f SHARES AVAILABLE
I AM INVINCIBLE
1st DAME GISELLE (Gr 2 Furious Stakes 1200m)
3rd DIRTY WORK (Gr 3 Concorde Stakes 1000m)
WRITTEN TYCOON x DIVA DEE 2yo c 80% SOLD!
SO YOU THINK
3rd DIRTY THOUGHTS (Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes 1200m)
1st GYTRASH (Gr 3 Concorde Stakes 1000m)
1st NEED I SAY MORE (Gr 3 NZ Breeders Stakes 1200m)
2nd DE LA TERRE (Gr 3 NZ Breeders Stakes 1200m)
BETTER THAN READY x RIDOLFI 2yo f SHARES AVAILABLE
2nd FELICIA (Listed Bendigo Bank Stakes 1200m)
CHOISIR x SHAMANA 2yo f SHARES AVAILABLE
MORE THAN READY
3rd FORBIDDEN LOVE (Gr 2 Furious Stakes 1200m)