By top class sire Medaglia D’Oro out of a mare by Danehill, Vancouver has plenty of precedence to ensure that matings can be undertaken with confidence.

Apart from Danehill, Vancouver also carries a duplication of fellow ALMAHMOUD family member Northern Dancer. Broodmares carrying other ALMAHMOUD descendants such as HALO, ORPEN, WAY OF LIGHT, MACHIAVELLIAN, ESPERERO, EXIT TO NOWHERE, CANNONADE, NUCLEAR FREEZE, CATRAIL, EAGLE EYED, EL MOXIE, YOUTHFUL LEGS, L’EMIGRANT and ARCTIC TERN provide significant reinforcement for Vancouver.


As Vancouver carries Danehill through a daughter, he is a good candidate to cover mares from the DANEHILL sire line, creating a ‘sex balanced’ duplication.  This method of inbreeding to Danehill is the most successful, producing top performers such as Group 1 winners GUELPH, ASTAIRE and SOUTHERN LORD.

SNIPPETS mares offer another line to Tom Fool, to which Vancouver is line bred. In addition, Snippets has worked very well with Vancouver’s damsire, Danehill.

The MR. PROSPECTOR sire line is very appealing for Vancouver. Not only does this line work very well with his damsire Danehill, but Vancouver’s sire Medaglia D’Oro has also nicked well with Mr. Prospector. His Champion daughter RACHEL ALEXANDRA, multiple Gr 1 winner SONGBIRD, dual Gr 1 winner MSHAWISH and a further four of his 14 Gr 1 winners are out of mares from the Mr. Prospector line. Mares by or carrying Mr. Prospector line sires including FORTY NINER, FUSAICHI PEGASUS, HUSSONET, GONE WEST, RHYTHM, STRAIGHT STRIKE, STREET CRY, SEEKING THE GOLD, UNBRIDLED’S SONG, KINGMAMBO (sire of HENRYTHENAVIGATOR), E DUBAI, DISTORTED HUMOR, THUNDER GULCH, VETTORI, WOODMAN, FAPPIANO, GEIGER COUNTER and MACHIAVELLIAN are good candidates. Promising Sydney galloper Unbiased is by Medaglia D’Oro out of a THUNDER GULCH mare.

Medaglia d’Oro has produced Group 1 winner COFFEE CLIQUE out of a ROYAL ACADEMY mare.

As a great grandson of Sadler’s Wells, Vancouver should respond well to reinforcement of the GOODY TWO SHOES family. Apart from Sadler’s Wells’ brothers TATE GALLERY and FAIRY KING (sire of ENCOSTA DE LAGO, FALBRAV and HELISSIO)and three quarter brother NUREYEV, influences in mares such as THATCH, his son THATCHING, VAL DE LOIR, LORENZACCIO, MARQUIS DE SADE, GEIGER COUNTER, YEATS, INFLATE, WINDSOR SLIPPER, FOX MYTH, REFORM, PERUGINO, CAMPO CATINO, TOPSIDER, FESTIVAL HALL, NORTHERN METEOR and OPEN DAY are appealing. ZABEEL mares not only carry Nureyev, they also have family member Val De Loir. An ASHKALANI mare produced dual Gr 1 winner GABBY’S GOLDEN GAL with Medaglia D’Oro.

A daughter of A.P. INDY has produced dual Gr 1 winner MARKETING MIX. He can be sourced via mares by BERNARDINI, PULPIT, MINESHAFT and CONGRATS.

SIR TRISTRAM line mares will create a sex balanced duplication of Sir Ivor when mated with Vancouver. Sources of Sir Tristram include KAAPSTAD, LONHRO, MARAUDING, MILITARY PLUME, OCTAGONAL and ZABEEL.

(By Jane Henning – written 2016)

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