Sacred Falls (27 August 2009 – 1 December 2019) was a champion New Zealand Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. He was sold at the New Zealand Bloodstock Yearling Sales in 2011 for $160,000.[1] He began his career with Tony Pike and Mark Donoghue where he won his first six starts, including the Hawke's Bay Guineas and New Zealand 2000 Guineas.[2] Following this he was transferred to Chris Waller in Sydney, Australia, where he finished second behind Dundeel in the Rosehill Guineas[3] before winning the Doncaster Handicap in both 2013 and 2014.[4][5] His first victory of the 2014-2015 season came in the George Main Stakes.[6]

Sacred Falls
SireO'Reilly
GrandsireCentaine
DamIguazu's Girl
DamsireRedoute's Choice
SexColt (horse)
Foaled(2009-08-27)27 August 2009
Died1 December 2019(2019-12-01) (aged 10)
CountryNew Zealand
ColourBay
BreederWaikato Stud
OwnerRaffles Thoroughbred Racing Syndicate (Mgr: Kyan Yap), Dato' K S Yap & G J Chittick
TrainerChris Waller
Record22: 9-2-1
EarningsAU$4,660,237
Major wins
Hawke's Bay Guineas (2012)
New Zealand 2000 Guineas (2012)
Doncaster Handicap (2013, 2014)
George Main Stakes (2014)

Sacred Falls died from liver disease at an equine hospital in Matamata on December 1, 2019.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.waikatostud.co.nz/uploadmedia/Gr.1-Glory-for-Sacred-Falls.pdf
  2. ^ "Unbeaten Sacred Falls (NZ) Passes G1 Guineas Test | Scoop News". Scoop.co.nz. 12 November 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Guineas Dun with absolute ease". www.dailytelegraph.com.au. 30 March 2013.
  4. ^ AAP Turf. "Sacred Falls downs Pierro in Doncaster « Archive « Racing News « The Informant". Theinformant.co.nz. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Sacred Falls (NZ) too good in wet Doncaster Mile : Sydney Horse Breeding and Racing news updated daily, www.thoroughbrednews.com.au". Thoroughbrednews.com.au. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  6. ^ Franklin, Daniel (20 September 2014). "Sacred Falls claims Main event at Randwick". ABC News.
  7. ^ "Dual Doncaster Mile winner passes away". Racenet. 1 December 2019. Retrieved 1 December 2019.