Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing

Lot 855 - Postcode

This colt is the spitting image of his dad, Vancouver, let's hope he is just as good :)




Bay or Brown colt       Foaled 6th August 2017 

VANCOUVER Medaglia d'Oro (USA)El PradoSadler's Wells
Cappucino BayBailjumper
SkatesDanehill (USA)Danzig
SkatingAt Talaq (USA)
WesternerDanehill (USA)Danzig
TopiraPistolet BleuTop Ville
El QuahirahCadoudal

VANCOUVER (AUS) (Bay 2012-Stud Aust. 2016, U.S.A. 2017). Champion 2YO Colt in Australia in 2014-15. 4 wins at 2, A$2,368,250, ATC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, Todman S., Gr.2, Canonbury S., Gr.3, Breeders' P., L, 4th ATC San Domenico S., Gr.3. Half-brother to SW Juste Momente (SAJC Robert Sangster S., Gr.1), SW Captain Coltish (VRC Chubb S., L) and the dam of SP Newlands. Out of SP Skates. Grandson of SW Skating. His oldest progeny are yearlings.


1st dam

NEVER FORGET (FR), by Westerner. 4 wins from 2100m to 2400m, £1,076, €157,000, A$13,200, Saint-Cloud Prix de Malleret, Gr.2, Longchamp Prix de la Seine, L, Saint-Cloud Prix du General Blacque-Belair, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Kizil Kourgan, 3d Chantilly Prix de Royaumont, Gr.3, MRC Hocking Stuart H. This is her third foal. Her second foal is a 2YO. Dam of 1 foal to race.


2nd dam

TOPIRA, by Pistolet Bleu. 2 wins at 2000m, 2300m, Saint-Cloud Prix de l'Elevage, Maisons-Laffitte Prix de la Chataigneraie, 2d Deauville Prix de la Muance, Longchamp Prix de la Grange Bateliere, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Perdita, 3d Longchamp Prix de la Ville de Paris, 4th Maisons-Laffitte Prix Belle de Nuit, L, Prix Petite Etoile, L. Half-sister to GOLANI, CARLA (dam of SVEDOV, ZAIN AL BOLDAN), Niederhoff. Dam of 10 foals, 9 to race, 7 winners, inc:-

NEVER FORGET (f Westerner) 4 wins. See above.

 Top Notch. 14 wins from 3200m to 4550m, £370,454, €33,120, to 2019 in GB and France, Ascot Christy 1965 Chase, Sandown Oaksey Chase, Scilly Isles Novice Chase, Kempton 32red Casino Chase, Taunton Peterborough Chase, 2d Newcastle Fighting Fifth Hurdle, Cheltenham JLT Novice Chase, Triumph Hurdle, 3d Ascot JLT Hurdle, Aintree Manifesto Novices' Chase.

 Soupcon. 4 wins-1 at 2-from 1600m to 2300m, €80,740, Saint-Cloud Prix de Rueil, Prix Nectarine, 2d Maisons-Laffitte Prix du Roussillon, 3d Saint-Cloud Prix de la Genevraye, Prix du Somport, Prix de l'Hippodrome d'Avignon.

 Code Rouge. 2 wins at 1800m, 3400m, Longchamp Prix de la Bienfaisance.

 She Hates Me. Winner at 2000m, €82,990, 2d Longchamp Prix de Croissy, Prix de Cheffreville, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Reliance, 4th Grand Prix du Lion d'Angers, L. Dam of 4 winners-

 He Loves Me. 7 wins from 1600m to 4200m, €130,770, Saint-Cloud Prix Cadet Roussel, Maisons-Laffitte Prix de Mareil-Marly.

 Never Adapt. Winner at 3200m in 2018 in France, 3d Cheltenham JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle.

 Bluetop. 4 wins at 3400m, 3600m in France.


3rd dam

El Quahirah, by Cadoudal. 4 wins-2 at 2-from 1100m to 2400m, Deauville Prix de la Jetee, Saint-Cloud Prix Regent, Prix Eira du Breil, 3d Deauville Prix du Calvados, Gr.3. Dam of 8 named foals, 7 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

GOLANI (c Nikos) 4 wins from 1450m to 1700m in France and U.S.A, Saint-Cloud Prix Edmond Blanc, Gr.3, 2d Maisons-Laffitte Prix Marin, Prix Banstar, Saint-Cloud Prix Mordant, 3d Saint-Cloud Prix Altipan, L, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Bend Or.

CARLA (f Cardoun) 4 wins-1 at 2-at 1400m, 1600m, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Ceres, L, Prix des Lilas, L, 3d Saint-Cloud Prix de Bagatelle, L. Dam of 5 winners-

SVEDOV (c Exit to Nowhere) 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1600m to 2000m, €222,250, Saint-Cloud Prix Edmond Blanc, Gr.3, Longchamp Prix Le Fabuleux, L, Chantilly Prix de Chauffour, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Diatome, 2d Saint-Cloud Prix Perth, Gr.3, Prix Altipan, L, Longchamp Prix du Vert Galant, 3d Saint-Cloud Prix du Muguet, Gr.2, Deauville Prix Quincey, Gr.3, Saint-Cloud Prix Perth, Gr.3, Chantilly Prix de Laigneville, Saint-Cloud Prix Banstar, 4th Saint-Cloud Prix Edmond Blanc, Gr.3, Grand Prix de Compiegne, L. Sire.

ZAIN AL BOLDAN (f Poliglote) 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1m to 11½f, Lingfield Oaks Trial S., L, 3d Newmarket Bahrain Trophy, Gr.3. Dam of 3 winners-

POETIC DREAM (g Poet's Voice) 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m, €115,900, A$6,750 in Germany, Cologne Mehl Mülhens Rennen, Gr.2, 3d Baden-Baden Oettingen Rennen, Gr.2, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Fould.

Niederhoff (c Epervier Bleu) Winner at 2200m, 2d Chantilly Prix Michel Houyvet, L, Saint-Cloud Prix Vulcain, L, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Denisy, L, 4th Chantilly Prix La Moskowa, L, Saint-Cloud Prix Le Fabuleux, L, Maisons-Laffitte Prix du Carrousel, L.

 Topira. 2 wins. See above.

Data Provided by Arion Pedigrees

An unbeaten Golden Slipper winning Champion two-year-old Vancouver has all the credentials to become a super sire. The highest rated two-year-old of his generation Vancouver kicked off his career taking out the Breeders' Plate in fine fashion. He then went on to win the Group Three Canonbury Stakes and the Group Two Todman Stakes on his flawless path to the Golden Slipper. He culminated his career as a two-year-old with an impressive victory in the Golden Slipper, the world's richest two-year-old race and the race that continues to shape the Australian breeding and racing industry like no other. With his progeny proving to be well received and very popular in the ring we are delighted to have secured this colt who looks just like his father.

This colt is out the talented staying Group Two winning mare Never Forget. The winner of four races, Never Forget added a listed race to her resume and placed in a Group Three during her career in France. Never Forget is out a dual winner and well related mare Topira who is also a proven producer being the dam of seven winners. From a family of great stayers including seven stakes winners this colt has the best of both worlds. The European stamina combined with the Australian speed makes for an extremely exciting racing prospect in this gorgeous looking son of Vancouver.

Never Forget (FR)
2 yo
Aug 06, 2017
Sale Info:
Lot 855 at Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale 2019
Purchase Price:
$240,000  (Price is exclusive of GST and does not include current costs)

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