First for Vancouver

Madone becomes the first Northern Hemisphere bred stakes winner for Coolmore sire

Vancouver Picture: Coolmore Australia

Former Ashford Stud reverse shuttler Vancouver (Medaglia d’Oro) sired his first northern hemisphere-bred stakes winner - third overall - as Madone (2 f ex Indian Love Call by Cherokee Run) kept her unbeaten record intact when winning the Juvenile Fillies Turf Stakes (Listed, 8f) at Del Mar on Sunday. 

After stumbling out of the stalls, the filly stayed on strongly to beat Nimbostratus (Wootton Bassett) by half a length, while Ivy League (Medaglia d’Oro) finished another nose away in third.  

Madone was purchased by Nicoma Bloodstock for US$70,000 at the 2018 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale from the Shawhan Place draft. She was then bought by S.R. Schwartz for US$50,000 at the 2019 Keeneland September Yearling Sale from the Mill Ridge Sales draft, while she was then bought by Ben McElroy for US$125,000 at the OBS March Sales this year.

The filly is the fifth winner out of Indian Love Call (Cherokee Run), who is herself out of Mood Music (Kingmambo), making her a half-sister to Listed winner Allegre (Orientate). 

Mood Music herself is out of Grade 3 winner Lead Kindly Light (Majestic Light) - who is also the dam of Grade 1 winner Gold Fever (Forty Niner) and Listed scorer Emanating (Cox's Ridge) who in turn Grade 1 winner Boisterous (Distorted Humor).

Madone joins Night Raid, who won the Atlantic Jewel Stakes (Listed, 1200m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday and Mount Pleasant, who landed the South African Nursery (Gr 2, 1160m) at Turffontein in June as Vancouver’s other stakes winner. 

Vancouver shuttled to Coolmore’s Ashford base in Kentucky for two seasons and he is standing at Jerrys Plains for a fee of $30,250 (inc GST). 

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