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Sacred Falls Wins Gr1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas
At Riccarton Park in New Zealand, Waikato Stud stallion O'Reilly (Last Tycoon-Courtza, by Pompeii Court) added a Gr1 triumph when undefeated colt Sacred Falls (O'Reilly–Iguazu's Girl, by Redoute's Choice) scored by a head for trainers Pike & Donoghue in the NZ$400,000 Gr1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) for 3YOs, over the filly Oasis Rose (Oasis Dream–Isaure, by Daliapour) & fellow colt Warhorse (General Nediym–Rathlin Island, by Giant's Causeway). Sacred Falls (a NZ$160,000 yearling at the 2011 NZB Premier Sale at Karaka) took his record to 6 wins (also including the Gr2 Hawkes Bay Guineas, Gr3 Memorial Stakes & Listed Westbury Stud Challenge Stakes last start) from 6 starts for NZ$378,435 earnings. For in-depth race, winner & runner details click on the race name in this item.