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By a Golden Slipper winner

VANCOUVER x WALKWAY - COLT

2% - $2,396  I  2.5% - $2,995  I  5% - $5,990  I  10% - $11,980

VANCOUVER x WALKWAY - COLT

Super looking colt by the Golden Slipper winner VANCOUVER.

This colt is a supreme athlete with a free flowing action

Out of Walkway (by Exceed and Excel).

This colt oozes class & quality, he has good bone, huge hip and hindquarters and lovely free flowing action.

This exciting colt is closely related to 9 time Group 1 winning, champion racehorse NORTHERLY.

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Trainer Bjorn Baker at Warwick Farm 

Bjorn has worked for his father, Murray Baker (Currently New Zealand’s most successful trainer), on and off at every opportunity from the time he could wield a fork. Despite horse racing being in the blood, Bjorn graduated from Otago University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Pharmacy and spent over eight years in that profession before the pull of his horse-racing roots became too strong. He worked in New Zealand, Australia, England and Ireland throughout his pharmacy career which allowed him to attend many of Australasia’s and Europe’s great race meetings.

With dreams of becoming a thoroughbred horse trainer, Bjorn decided to capitalise on his years overseas and spent time at The Curragh with Irish Hall of Fame trainer, John Oxx, and in Belmont, New York with master US trainer, Christophe Clement.

In 2007, Bjorn decided to forgo his Pharmacy career and join Murray in the family business.

Since arriving in Sydney Bjorn has not only produced results with stayers such as Cantonese, Candelara, Imposing Lass and Mr Tipsy as expected with his background; he has also produced numerous 2yo winners including Unencumbered, Winning Rupert, Champagne Cuddles, Goodfella, Twilight Royale, Fuerza and Brilliant Terror (sold to HK) and recently produced Group 1 winners Music Magnate winning the Doomben 10,000 and Samadoubt winning the Group 1 Winx Stakes. Now in his ninth season training in Australia, Bjorn continues to go from strength to strength and is on target to have his best ever season in 2019/2020.

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Breeding: Vancouver x Walkway

Sex: Bay Colt

Trainer: Bjorn Baker

Share: 2% - $2,396 / 2.5 - $2,995 / 5% - $5,990 / 10% - $11,980 GST incl.

Paid up until: 1/10/2020

Sale: Lot 54  Inglis Easter 2 Sale - $82,500 GST incl.

Vancouver x Walkway - key Points

  • SIRE - VANCOUVER

  • Unbeaten Golden Slipper winning Champion 2yo

  • The best son of world-class sire MEDAGLIA D’ORO

  • His grandam is the dual Gr.1 winning Champion sprinter Skating

  • From barrier 16 he won the Gr.1 Golden Slipper in the same time as leading first season sire Pierro and faster than the likes of Capitalist, Luskin Star, Marscay, Rory’s Jester, Danzero, Flying Spur, Stratum & Sebring

  • “It’s a stallion making race and he will make a stallion”
    - Trainer Gai Waterhouse after the Golden Slipper

  • “He’s a horse with great quality and great balance…just a lovely horse to watch.”
    - James Harron, yearling purchaser

  • “We have some lovely Vancouver two-year-olds in the stable, including the Group performed pair Postcode and Vangelic who will target Group 1 races in the spring.”
    - Adrian Bott

  • “I went to the sales this year to target the progeny of Vancouver as I have a very good opinion of the Vancouver two-year-olds in my stable... I think he’s a stallion to watch.”
    - Danny O’Brien

  • VANCOUVER x WALKWAY

  • Supreme athlete

  • good bone

  • Huge hip and hindquarter

  • Extremely athletic

  • Lovely fluent action

  • Moves very well across the turf

  • Good shoulder and girth

  • Sensational looking colt with real presence

  • By a Golden Slipper winner

  • Family of 9 time Group 1 winner - NORTHERLY

  • Good balance, strong gaskins (calf muscles) and powerful hindquarters which generates SERIOUS SPEED

  • Nominated for the 2021 Golden Slipper

  • Paid up for the BOBS bonus scheme

  • Paid up the lucrative Inglis race series

  • Bred by Corumbene Stud who have produced many topline gallopers including Golden Slipper winner Overreach and the high class racehorse Menari

  • DAM - Walkway

  • By Exceed and Excel

  • winner of 2 rraces

  • producer of 2 winners including city performer - Pedway

  • Family of

  • NORTHERLY - 9 time Group 1 winner, Champion racehorse and winner of over $9million

  • NORTH BOY - multiple Group winner an over $million in stakes earnings

  • NORTHERN SONG - 5 time winner including at Group 3 level

  • This colt is bred on similar patterns to

  • Astern

  • Flit

  • Tenley

  • Nostradamus

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