Dam: Dances on Waves
Foaled: Aug 20, 2020
Trainer: Peter Moody
The Sire: VANCOUVER
VANCOUVER is best son of world-class sire MEDAGLIA D’ORO. His grandam is the dual Group 1 winning Champion sprinter SKATING.
Vancouver won the Group 1 Golden Slipper from barrier 16 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.
The Dam: DANCES ON WAVES
The Dam, DANCES ON WAVES is by Champion sire and arguably the world best Broodmare sire ANABAA. ANABAA has produced, as a broodmare sire, 17 Group 1 winners including BUFFERING, DISSIDENT, HARTNELL and ENGLISH. ANNABA is the broodmare sire of earnings more than $199 million. DANCES ON WAVES was a 5-time winner up to 1600m and won the Group 2 AJC Villiers stakes. Not only was she good on the racetrack, but she has also proved herself in the barn with five foals to race for 4 winners. These include city winner, Pipeline and 4-time winner, Escondido. DANCES ON WAVES is a direct descendent of 4-time Group 1 winner, PREFERMENT and Group 1 winner, ANCIENT SONG.
Trainer: PETER MOODY
Peter Moody is considered a great trainer by most in the industry arguably training the best horse the world has ever witnessed in Black Caviar. Peter Moody stats speak for themselves with 2577 career wins with 56 at Group 1 level amassing over $115 million in prizemoney.
Peter’s strike rate is not short of amazing with a win strike rate of 18% and an incredible Group 1 strike rate of 10%. He will set up his return to training with boxes at Pakenham.
Peter commented, “I am [excited]. I’m a bit tentative about it, I’ve got to learn to get back out there and get on the tools again but not too much has changed,” he said. “I’ve got no doubt I’ll be a better trainer this time around because I’m going to be more relaxed and be able to manage my time much better, and I’ll have a smaller team.”
NOMINATIONS AND BONUS SCHEMES
Paid up for the lucrative BOBS & BOBS Extra bonus scheme, $3.5 million Golden Slipper, $1 million Golden Rose, Blue Diamond & Blue Sapphire and the Inglis Race Series.