3YO makes perfect start to career

Surely Sacred pictured as a yearling (Photo credit: Trish Dunell)

Tony Pike can see a bright future for Rock ‘n’ Pop’s son Surely Sacred, who made a winning debut at Te Rapa today.

Off the back of a trial success, he overcame an awkward barrier and a wide run to triumph for rider Leith Innes.

“He’s a very attractive-looking horse and it was a good effort to sit three deep and win,” Pike said.

“He’s still a bit new and green so it’s a promising start to his career.”

Surely Sacred was bred and sold by Waikato Stud and was a $160,000 Karaka purchase for Raffles Racing.

He is out of the Masterclass mare Not Sure, a half-sister to the South African Group One winner Taupo Retreat.

Surely Sacred is a half-brother to the dam of Pike’s Gr.1 Queensland Oaks winner Provocative.

Recent News
25 May 2024

Words of Wisdom: Gary Chittick

The Thoroughbred Report chatted with Garry for their new series, Words Of Wisdom. The Chittick family have been an integral part of the growth of the New Zealand breeding industry and with Garry at the …

Read More
24 May 2024

Further success for Super Seth

Well-related colt Supernima provided Waikato Stud’s Super Seth with his latest first cropsuccess story on Thursday evening when he made a perfect debut over 1200 metres at Pakenham. The Peter Moody and Katherine Coleman-trained youngster …

Read More