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Sacred Elixir Wins Gr1 JJ Atkins Stakes

Tuesday, 14th June 2016

In one of Eagle Farm's three Gr1s last Saturday, Windsor Park's Gr1 English Derby-winning shuttler Pour Moi (Montjeu-Gwynn, by Darshaan) sired his first Southern Hemisphere stakes winner when NZ-bred 2YO gelding Sacred Elixir (Pour Moi-Baltika, by Stravinsky) scored by a facile 3.5-lengths for trainer Tony Pike in the $600,000 Gr1 JJ Atkins Stakes (1600m) for 2YOs, over thje colt Charnley River (Show A Heart-Wabble, by Canadian Silver) & the filly Heart Skipt A Beat (Falvelon-No Time, by Barely A Moment). Living up the stable's expectations prior to the big juvenile feature, Sacred Elixir took his record to 3 wins & a runner-up from 6 starts for $450,453 earnings. Sacred Elixir was a NZ$170,000 purchase by Raffles Racing from the draft of Wentwood Grange at the 2015 NZB National Yearling Sales Series.

Purton and Pike

Zac Purton and Tony Pike celebrate Sacred Elixir's triumph (pic: Steve Hart)
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