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Vancouver (AUS) 2012
Christmas Offer (AUS) 2001
24 October 2020
AFS no:
North Richmond 2754 NSW, Australia

Trained by:

Trainer: Annabel Neasham
Location: Warwick Farm 2170 NSW View map »

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This is your chance! An exceptional colt purchased from the highly regarded Baramul Stud from the Magic Millions sale. We could not believe our luck in securing him for such an outstanding value. He was rated highly by well-regarded bloodstock agent, Sheamus Mills, trainer Annabel Neasham and our Racing Manager David Mourad.

Annabel Neasham (trainer) comments: Very happy to be training the Vancouver x Christmas Offer colt for Bluebloods. He looks a gorgeous colt, that dark rich colour. Obviously well selected. Vancouver, I have had a bit of luck with them. He was a fantastic racehorse himself, an impressive Golden Slipper winner. This fellow has a lovely pedigree, he will get every chance and cannot wait to get him in the stables.

Sheamus Mills (bloodstock agent) comments: Lot 78 the Vancouver colt from a wonderful family. World Peace, Bentley Biscuit, Thorn Park really good family. I was lucky enough to by one of Vancouver’s best a couple of years ago, Night Raid. This colt looks like the male version, nice dark colour and plenty of Quality about him. He is a nice horse.

David Mourad (BBT Racing Manager) comments: Christmas has come early with this beautiful Vancouver colt out of Christmas offer. He is a medium sized colt, he has a great nature. I like the way he moves, very well put together. Plenty of substance about him. Strong, comes form a very strong family, plenty of black type on the page, Bentley Biscuit, Thorn Park that is the family of Denise’s Joy. Bred by Baramul Stud who we have had a lot of success within the past. I thought he was well purchased, which is why we come to Adelaide. A nice colt and certainly one I could highly recommend. 

This colts breeding is exceptional, full of entires that have stood at stud. His pedigree has 158 individual stakes winners including 24 at Group 1 level including ENCOSTA DE LAGO, FLYING SPUR and RUSSIAN REVOLUTION to name a few.

He also has a Goldmine rating of 20/20. There are 20 Individual Group 1 winners bred on the same pattern including, TUESDAY (G1 x 4) and RACHEL ALEXANDRA.

Our Vancouver colt passed 100% clean on his scope, x-ray and clinical examination. 


VANCOUVER is best son of world-class sire MEDAGLIA D’ORO.

His grandam is the dual Group 1 winning Champion sprinter SKATING.

From barrier 16, he won the Group 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. 


CHRISTMAS OFFER (BELONG TO ME). Winner at 1000m. Christmas offer is considered a good producer being the dam of 6 winners. Her most notable winner is LIGHT UP THE SKY winner of 2 races, 1 at 2YO including placing at restricted Listed level. She is also the dam of MORE MORE MORE a 10-time winner, 1 at 2.YO with $228,200 in prize earnings. MORE MORE MORE won 4 races in town and GENERAL OFFICER a 5-time winner, 1 at 2YO with prize earnings of $161,662.

Christmas Offer is the half-sister to LIGHT UP THE WORLD an 8-time winner, $330,878 in prize earnings and a 3-time stakes winner.


In 2016, Annabel took up the opportunity to travel to Australia – for what was meant to be a working holiday. She never left, and now can’t imagine being anywhere else.

Annabel started training in her own right in August 2020 and trained her first Group 1 winner Mo’unga in the Rosehill Guineas in under 8 months of training alone.

The stable has now achieved five Group 1’s, two Group 2’s and 2 listed wins.

During her two years in charge of Ciaron Maher’s Sydney stable, Annabel savoured several major victories and assisted in guiding the careers of some exceptionally talented horses including Dubious, Away Game, Prague, Cellsabeel and Etah James.

"Climbing the mountain and getting to the top is difficult but staying there is much harder," Hawkes once said. "Racing is so competitive these days, there are a lot of good trainers, and it takes a lot of hard work behind the scenes to stay there and not start sliding down the other side."


Eligible for the lucrative BOBS bonus scheme, $3.5 million Golden Slipper, $1 million Golden Rose, Blue Diamond & Blue Sapphire and the $11.5 million Magic Millions race series.

Share Price: 2.5% share $1,975.00 or 5% share $3,950.00 or 10% share $7,900.00

BUY NOW PAY LATER: $493.75 upfront followed by 3 equal monthly repayments of $493.75 (applicable per 2.5% share).

Share Price Includes – Purchase Price, Nominations and Bonus Schemes, Agistment, Breaking In, X-Rays and Scoping, Mortality Insurance is covered up to the 31st March 2023.

Monthly Flat Fee for a 2.5% share per month is $155.00 (incl. GST) and for a 5% share per month is $310.00 (incl. GST) and so on. The Monthly Flat Fee includes Ongoing Racing Expenses (i.e. $120 per 2.5% share per month) and Management Fee (i.e. $35 per 2.5% share per month, capped at $140 per month for 10% share and above). Your first Monthly Flat Fee payment is due on the 1st July 2022.

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Bay colt       Foaled 24th October 2020 

VANCOUVER Medaglia d'Oro (USA)El PradoSadler's Wells
Cappucino BayBailjumper
SkatesDanehill (USA)Danzig
SkatingAt Talaq (USA)
Belong to Me (USA)DanzigNorthern Dancer
BelongingExclusive Native
Christmas SpiritBletchinglyBiscay
Joy and FunShowdown (GB)

VANCOUVER (AUS) (Bay 2012-Stud 2016). 4 wins at 2, ATC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1. Sire of 278 rnrs, 159 wnrs, inc. SW Madone (Del Mar San Clemente S., Gr.2), Mount Pleasant, Overpass, Vangelic, Yaletown, Night Raid, Canadian Dancer, Battle Bling, He'spuregold, SP Postcode, Music Festival, Slim Slow Slider, Adelaide Miss, Hit the Woah, Nicky Two Shoes, Canadian Spice, Designs, Ticket to Ride and of Yowie, Cape Breton, Mynumerouno, Vandoula Lass, etc.


1st dam

CHRISTMAS OFFER, by Belong to Me (USA). Winner at 1000m in Aust. Three-quarter-sister to  Searchlights (dam of MILITARY GRACE), half-sister to LIGHT UP THE WORLD (dam of WORLD PEACE), PRESENTING, Doctor's Orders,  Brandy Butter (dam of CASK),  Tycoon Joy (dam of BENTLEY BISCUIT),  Secover (dam of LANDLOCKED),  Gifted Spirit (dam of RAIN DRUM, SNITZEL SPIRIT),  Joy (dam of THORN PARK). This is her thirteenth live foal. Her twelfth foal is a 2YO. Dam of 10 foals to race, 6 winners, inc:-

Light Up the Sky (f by Big Brown (USA)) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1400m, A$133,176, WATC Westspeed 2YO P., Heineken H., 2d WATC Magic Millions Perth 2YO Classic, RL, Westspeed 2YO P., Linley Valley Pork H., Colours Summer Special H., Young Membership H., Amelia Park Karrakatta Raceday H., 3d WATC Amelia Park 3YO P., State Emergency Services H.

 More More More (g by More Than Ready (USA)) 10 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 2200m, A$228,200, BRC Australia Day at Races QTIS 600 2YO H., Townsville Cup, ATC De Bortoli Wines H., 2d BRC Albion Jeep P., Hidden Dragon at Lyndhurst H., 3d BRC Lexus P.

 General Offer (g by General Nediym) 5 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, A$161,662, SAJC Chris Vella Birthday H., Distinctive Homes H., 2d VRC Domain H., MRC Swettenham Stud Summer Championship Heat H., 3d MRC BMW 2YO H., Bendigo JC Southern Cross Austereo H.

 Bring Cheer (f by Sebring) 3 wins from 1200m to 1600m in Aust.

 December Diamond (f by All Too Hard) 2 wins at 1200m, 1400m to 2021-22 in Aust.

 Christmas Angel (f by Hussonet (USA)) 2 wins at 1000m in Aust. Dam of-

 Swiss Angel. Winner at 1600m, 3d Manawatu RC Winstone Wallboards H., WRC Stevens Motors H.

 Silent Night. Unraced. Dam of-

STORMY - FIVE ELEMENTS (H.K.) (g Telperion) 2 wins at 2, NZ$81,150, HK$1,130,400, in 2020-21, WRC Wakefield Challenge S., Gr.2, 2d ARC Eclipse S., Gr.2, HKJC Fu Tai H., Tai Po Kau H., Harlech H.

 Bethlehem (f by More Than Ready (USA)) Placed at 2 in Aust.

 Hope and Joy (f by Red Ransom (USA)) Unplaced. Dam of-

 Bonroca. Winner at 1600m in 2020-21 in Aust.


2nd dam

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT, by Bletchingly. Unraced. Three-quarter-sister to CHRISTMAS TREE,  Crowning Jewel (dam of SO GORGEOUS, CUMBRIA, WILD QUEEN),  Planet Hollywood (dam of CONSPECTUS - STAR ATTRACTION (MAC.)), half-sister to EUPHORIA (dam of FLEET), JEWEL IN THE CROWN, All in Fun,  Winning Hit (dam of FOREHAND). Dam of 15 foals, 13 to race, 12 winners, inc:-

LIGHT UP THE WORLD (f Rory's Jester) 8 wins to 1500m, A$330,878, AJC Challenge S., Gr.2, STC Queen of the Turf S., Gr.3, Premiere S., Gr.3, Birthday Card H., L, Triscay Quality P.H., City Tatt's RC A Punch H., STC Dawn Fraser H., 2d STC Missile S., Gr.3, AJC Wiggle Quality H., STC Miranda H., 3d STC Frederick Clissold H., Gr.3, NSW Tatt's RC Quality H., 4th STC Festival H., L. Dam of 7 winners-

WORLD PEACE (f Danehill) Winner at 2, A$205,550, MRC Blue Diamond Preview (f), Gr.3, 2d STC Birthday Card H., L, 3d MRC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1, MVRC CS Hayes S., Gr.3. Dam of 4 winners-

CHIVALRY (c Street Cry) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, A$284,640, MRC HDF McNeil S., Gr.3, MVRC Quest 2YO P., 2d VRC Living Legends S., L, Leadwest 2YO P., 3d MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3, SAJC Ubet H.

 Paloma. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 900m, 1000m in Aust. Dam of 4 winners-

PEACEFUL (f Savabeel) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, NZ$81,850, A$9,550, Waikato RC Great Northern Foal S., L, Wanganui JC O'Learys S., L, 2d CJC Champagne S., L, Cambridge JC Maara Grange Rehabilitation and Fencing H.

 Searchlights. Unraced. Dam of 2 winners-

MILITARY GRACE (f General Nediym) 2 wins at 2, A$180,000, BRC BJ McLachlan S., L, Calaway Gal S., L, 2d VRC Ottawa S., L.

PRESENTING (f Redoute's Choice) 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 2050m, A$142,850, SAJC Morphettville Guineas, L, VRC KA Morrison H., MVRC Oaklands Hunt Cup H., MRC Black Onyx 2YO H., SAJC Perks Property Investments H., 2d VRC St Kevin's College 2YO H., MRC Princess Talaria 2YO H. Producer.

Doctor's Orders (g Alzao) 8 wins-1 at 2-from 1000m to 3200m, A$139,505, AJC Pure Fire H., WATC Healthy Choice Quality H., AJC Zephyr Bay 2YO H., Paddy Prendergast H., 2d WATC Tattersall's Cup, L, 3d STC WJ McKell Cup, L.

 Brandy Butter. 4 wins to 1400m, R191,063, 3d Turffontein ACSA H., 4th Gosforth Park Fillies Guineas, Gr.2. Dam of 7 winners-

CASK (g Fort Wood) 3 wins from 1450m to 1800m, R529,845, Kenilworth Premier Trophy, Gr.2, 2d Kenilworth Premier Trophy, Gr.2, Enjoy Cape Racing H., What a Winter P., International-Racing SA/WPOTA H., 3d Greyville Thukela H., L, Durbanville Kuda Personal & Commercial P., Kenilworth Enjoy Cape Racing S., Etana Insurance P., 4th Fairview Algoa Cup, Gr.3, Clairwood Cup Trial, Gr.3.

 Tycoon Joy. Winner at 1200m, 3d MVRC Peter Cook H. Dam of 4 winners-

BENTLEY BISCUIT (g Peintre Celebre) Third on the 2006-07 Australasian 4YO+ Classification (sprint). 12 wins from 1100m to 1600m, A$1,446,725, AJC TJ Smith S., Gr.1, All-Aged S., Gr.1, BTC Cup, Gr.1, AJC Shorts H., Gr.3, Avenium H., STC Winning Edge Presentations Welter H., Nick Robin Memorial H., Young Members Raceday H., De Bortoli Sacred Hill P., De Bortoli Wines H., IEU Your Rights at Work Cup H., 2d Newcastle JC Newmarket H., Gr.3, 3d AJC Doncaster H., Gr.1, 4th AJC Galaxy H., Gr.1, MRC Moonga S., Gr.3.

 Mining Tycoon. Winner at 1200m, BRC XXXX Gold H., 2d BRC Racing Retro H. Dam of 3 winners-

USMANOV (g Choisir) 9 wins to 1350m, A$488,125, to 2020-21, BRC Bribie H., L, Lightning H., L, IPD Simpro & ACRS H., GCTC Bat Out of Hell H.

 Choice Blend. Unraced. Dam of 4 winners-

SAN FERMIN (f Charge Forward) 5 wins to 1400m, R514,938, Turffontein Sycamore Sprint, Gr.3, Save the Date 4 May H., Vaal Tabonline.co.za H., Tab Telebet Assessment P., 2d Turffontein Three Troikas S., Gr.3, 3d Turffontein Swallow S., L.

 Secover. 3 wins at 1100m, 1500m in Aust. Dam of 7 winners-

LANDLOCKED (g Zabeel) 10 wins from 1200m to 2000m, A$320,300, Murrumbidgee TC Wagga Wagga Gold Cup, L, AJC Beau Zam H., STC Members H., Rosehill Gardens Event Centre H., SCTC Summerveld Racing Stables H., 3d SCTC Butler McDermott Lawyers H., Goulburn Cup.

 Camouflaged. Placed, 3d AJC Moorebank H., STC Arrowfield Stud H., Freeway Hotel Bistro H., Edie's Freeway P. Dam of 4 winners-

GOLD ALLOY (g Testa Rossa) 6 wins from 1350m to 1700m in Macau, Macau Guineas, L, Macau Golden Group Charity Trophy H., 2d Macau Sand Specialist S., L, Macau Derby, L.

 Gifted Spirit. Unraced. Dam of 7 winners-

RAIN DRUM (g Fastnet Rock) 6 wins from 1500m to 2000m, A$338,510, ATC Shannon S., Gr.2, Wilson Asset Management H., Bowermans Office Furniture H., Cox Plate Day at Rosehill Gardens H., Mercure Kooindah Resort H., 2d MRC Eclipse S., Gr.3, ATC Gow Gates Insurance H., 3d Murrumbidgee TC Wagga Wagga Cup, L, ATC Gosford Quarries H., Canterbury Park H., 4th MVRC Schweppes Crystal Mile, Gr.2, VRC Visit Victoria P., L.

SNITZEL SPIRIT (g Snitzel) 6 wins from 1200m to 1800m, S$364,172, Singapore TC Causeway Classic S., L, Progressive S., Why Be S., Kranji C S., Class 4 H., 2d Singapore TC World Airlines S., 3d Singapore TC More Magic 3YO Championship, L.

Indelible (f Redoute's Choice) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1450m, 1650m, A$83,325, VRC Haymaker H., Neil Roberts 2YO H., 2d South Australia Oaks, Gr.3, 4th MRC Autumn Classic, Gr.2. Dam of 7 winners-

SIR SINGO (g More Than Ready) 9 wins-1 at 2-from 1100m to 1800m, NZ$137,957, CJC Easter Cup, L, NZB South Island Sale H., Sonia & Garry Thompson H., NZTBA Promotes South Island Racing H.

 Joy. Unraced. Dam of 4 winners-

THORN PARK (c Spinning World) 9 wins-2 at 2-to 1500m, A$1,535,725, QTC Stradbroke H., Gr.1, AJC Hobartville S., Gr.2, STC Phar Lap S., Gr.2, Premiere S., Gr.2, BTC Cup, Gr.2, MRC Moonga S., Gr.3, STC Member for a Day H., Club Seven Hills 2YO H., Medina Serviced Apartments 2YO H., 2d AJC Up & Coming S., Gr.2, Expressway S., Gr.2, 3d VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1, Emirates Classic S., Gr.2, 4th BTC Doomben Ten Thousand S., Gr.1, MRC Futurity S., Gr.1. Champion sire.

 Lajoie. Raced once. Dam of 7 winners-

SKELM (g Animal Kingdom) 7 wins from 1800m to 2600m, A$617,715, to 2021-22, MVRC Moonee Valley Night Cup, L, VRC Schweppervescence H., 2d VRC Bagot H., L, 3d Mornington Cup, L.