New Season Winners for Pride of Dubai and Vancouver

Tara Madgwick - Thursday August 13

Exciting young sires Pride of Dubai and Vancouver are on the board for the new season producing smart winners at the Sale meeting on Friday.

Vancouver Lad wins on debut - image Leonie Grbic / Racing Photos

The Robbie Griffiths trained Vancouver Lad took the opening race on debut, overcoming an outside gate to post a tenacious short half head win on the heavy going in the 1105m maiden.


Passed in at Magic Millions, three year-old Vancouver Lad is the second winner from stakes-winning King of Danes mare Oridane.

“He’s a beautiful horse and we’ve loved him all the way through,” said Robbie Griffiths.

“We bought another Vancouver at the sales this year o the back of the potential of what this guy has shown us. The Vancouver stock have a great attitude and want to eat and train and be racehorses.”

Later in the day three year-old Pride of Dubai gelding Criminal opened his account with a three length win in the 1611m maiden.

Criminal wins in a breeze - image Leonie Grbic / Racing Photos
Fit and ready to fire at his third run back from a spell the Anthony and Sam Freedman trained Criminal appreciated the step up in trip to win as he pleased.

A $150,000 Magic Millions purchase for Anthony Freedman Rcg/Blue Sky Bstock (FBAA) from the Coolmore draft, Criminal runs in the Australian Bloodstock colours.

A half-brother to Group III placed Irish Nova, Criminal is the second winner from Group III placed General Nediym mare Count Your Fingers.

With their oldest progeny now three year-olds, Pride of Dubai and Vancouver are both standing at Coolmore this spring at fees of $38,500 and $30,250.



Race Result - Ladbrokes Same Race Multi Mdn 1611m

Sale Track: Heavy(8) Time: 1:41.79
T: A & S Freedman J: W Egan 57
3g Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Count Your Fingers (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
Inglis 2020 FEBRUARY (Late) Online Sale $25,000
V:Anthony Freedman Racing
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Coolmore Stud Jerry's Plains NSW
B: Anthony Freedman Rcg/Blue Sky Bstock (FBAA)
Brazen Force
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: C Newitt 59.5
4g Brazen Beau (AUS) x Apocrypha (AUS) (Octagonal (NZ))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Newgate Farm Scone NSW
B: Ontrack Thoroughbreds
T: Patrick Payne J: D Oliver 59.5
4g Proisir (AUS) x Lady Grace (NZ) (Sir Percy (GB))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Prima Park, Ohaupo, NZ
B: P Payne
On The Tiles
T: Peter Gelagotis J: J Maskiell 59.5
4g Reset (AUS) x Sea Terrace (AUS) (Authorized (IRE))
Inglis 2020 JANUARY Online Sale $10,000
V:JR Thoroughbreds
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Blue Gum Farm, Euroa
B: Bluegrass Bloodstock Pty Ltd (FBAA) / Gelagotis Racing
Diamond Moments
T: Shea Eden J: D W Stackhouse 57.5
4m Helmet (AUS) x Table Mesa (USA) (Comic Strip (USA))
Doom Star
T: Jackson Pallot J: L Nolen 59.5
4g Domesday (AUS) x Bells Of Troy (AUS) (Clangalang (AUS))
Cherno Alpha
T: P Stokes J: Patrick Moloney 57
3c Fiorente (IRE) x Settheworldonfire (AUS) (Artie Schiller (USA))
T: S P Nichols J: Zac Spain 57
3g Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) x Provocateur (AUS) (Elvstroem (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $62,000
V:Aquis Farm Operations, Murrurundi
B: Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm
T: Saab Hasan J: M Rodd 59.5
4g Shooting To Win (AUS) x Alharir (AUS) (Jeune (GB))
Last Dream
T: Wayne Walters J: Ms K Walters 57.5
4m Showcasing (GB) x Nan's Dream (NZ) (Centaine (AUS))
Wanted Miss
T: R D Griffiths J: Carleen Hefel 55.5
4m Wanted (AUS) x Influential Miss (AUS) (Carnegie (IRE))
Final Stryke
T: Ms C Martindale J: Chelsea Hall 59.5
4g Stryker (AUS) x Fashion Gala (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Double Dare You
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: J Bowditch 55
3f Makfi (GB) x Zago (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $46,000
V:Kilgravin Lodge
B: Mick Price Racing
Jungle Princess
T: Rachael Cunningham J: A Lynch 57.5
6m Jungle Ruler (AUS) x Contessa Capri (AUS) (Rustic Amber (IRE))
Stallion Parade
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