Derby Contender for Vancouver

Tara Madgwick - Saturday April 3

He might have won the Golden Slipper, but promising sire Vancouver is set to have a runner in the Group I ATC Australian Derby at Randwick next Saturday after Yaletown scored a bold front running win in the Group II AT Tulloch stakes (2000m) at Rosehill.

Yaletown wins the G2 Tulloch Stakes - image Steve Hart

Trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, Yaletown was stepping up to 2000m at just his fourth start after finishing fourth at his previous outing in the Group II ATC Phar Lap Stakes to Hungry Heart.

Yaletown led all the way for Tim Clark, keeping up a good gallop to the line to win by half a length taking his overall record to two wins from four starts with prizemoney in excess of $150,000.


“He’s a lovely horse that just keeps giving and I think there was still a bit there in the tank at the finish,” said co-trainer Adrian Bott, who indicated the Australian Derby next Saturday will be the goal for Yaletown if he pulls up well.

“Everything he’s done in his career to date gives us the indication he can stay.”

A $320,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Kitchwin Hills draft for T Magnier / Gai Waterhouse Racing / Adrian Bott, Yaletown runs in the Coolmore navy blue for Coolmore and partners.

Yaletown was a $320,000 Inglis Easter purchase
Bred by Whitby Bloodstock, he is the first winner for multiple Group II placed stakes-winning Darci Brahma mare Marianne, who was bought by Tom Magnier for $1.1million at the 2018 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale.

Marianne has had no luck in the breeding barn and has not had a live foal since producing Yaletown, although was covered last spring by Justify (USA) and appears to be in foal.

Yaletown is the fourth stakes-winner for Coolmore based Vancouver, who has seven entries for Inglis Easter.

Vancouver is the sire of Yaletown



Race Result - Signace Tulloch Stks Gr2 2000m

Rosehill Track: Good(4) Time: 2:03.74
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Tim Clark 56
3g Vancouver (AUS) x Marianne (NZ) (Darci Brahma (NZ))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $320,000
V:Kitchwin Hills, Scone
B: T Magnier / Gai Waterhouse Racing / Adrian Bott
Prompt Prodigy
T: Edward Cummings J: Rachel King 56
3c More Than Ready (USA) x Allez Wonder (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
More Than Ready
MM Gold Coast 2YOs In Training Sale $120,000
V:Baramul Stud, Widden Valley, NSW
B: IQT & Maven Racing/Edward Cummings
Young Werther
T: D T O'Brien J: T Marquand 56
3g Tavistock (NZ) x Romantic Time (NZ) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $140,000
V:Cambridge Stud
B: Aquis Farm / O'Brien Thoroughbreds
T: J G Sargent J: J B Mc Donald 56
3g Tavistock (NZ) x Lady Kipling (NZ) (Savabeel (AUS))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $230,000
V:Windsor Park Stud
B: Aquis Farm / DGR Thoroughbreds / Sargent Racing
Cherry Tortoni
T: Patrick Payne J: K Mc Evoy 56
3g Night Of Thunder (IRE) x Tortoni (AUS) (Strategic (AUS))
T: Ms W Roche J: A Adkins 56
3g Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Keep The Change (AUS) (Dash For Cash (AUS))
Just A Jedi
T: G Ryan & S Alexiou J: Regan Bayliss 56
3g Free Eagle (IRE) x Padawan Star (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $60,000
V:Springmount, Romsey
B: G Ryan
Inglis Great Southern Sale - Weanlings $32,000
V:Cornerstone Stud, Angaston, SA
B: Randwick Bloodstock Agency (FBAA) / Springmount
The Frontman
T: M Baker & A Forsman J: J Bowman 56
3c Makfi (GB) x Imposingly (AUS) (Zabeel (NZ))
T: G D Hickman J: B Avdulla 56
3g Shamus Award (AUS) x Little Less Lip (AUS) (Blevic (AUS))
Fields Of Honour
T: Bjorn Baker J: J Parr 56
3c Tavistock (NZ) x Fashions Afield (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $230,000
V:Westbury Stud Ltd Karaka NZ
B: Bjorn Baker Racing/Clarke Bloodstock
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