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Retirement Plans Postponed For Sacred Falls
Two-time Doncaster Mile winner Sacred Falls (O'Reilly-Iguazu's Girl, by Redoute's Choice) will race on next spring, delaying the start of his stud career, reports NZ Racing Desk. Raced by Raffles Racing's Dato Yap Kim San and Waikato Stud's Garry Chittick, Sacred Falls was due to go to stud next spring after he won his second consecutive Gr1 Doncaster Mile at Randwick, followed by a brave second in the Gr1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes behind champion New Zealand galloper It's A Dundeel. However, connections have decided to give the O'Reilly 4YO further opportunities to enhance his stallion appeal by racing on next season with the Cox Plate a likely spring target. "Dato Yap is a horse racing enthusiast and Waikato Stud has very much enjoyed the ride to date with Sacred Falls, so with the distinct impression that the best was still ahead, mutual agreement was quickly reached that the Chris Waller-trained triple Group One winner should race on," a statement from Waikato Stud said. There had been some speculation that Sacred Falls could travel to England, but Waller told a Sydney newspaper that Sacred Falls would not race at Royal Ascot next month.