BOOM colt Vancouver is said to be in the process of being sold to one of the Hunter Valley's largest thoroughbred studs, with unconfirmed reports claiming the deal is worth a massive $40 million.
Purchased for just $185,000 at the 2014 Magic Millions Yearling Sale, Vancouver has already been a gem for its connections, with prize money earnings of over $2.3 million.
After its win in the Slipper, Waterhouse made the decision to send Vancouver for a spell, with her intentions being to target a Group 1 treble in the Spring as a three-year-old in the Golden Rose, Caulfield Guineas and the Cox Plate.
Vancouver is quickly becoming one of the most valuable stud propositions within Australasia, being a regally-bred son of Medaglia D'Oro and Skates. Its sire was a multiple Group 1 winner and is already proven to be a sire of champions, having produced the superstar American filly, Rachel Alexandra.
Waterhouse has remained tight-lipped in regards to confirming or denying the expected sale.
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