Sacred Falls News

10 September 2018

Smart effort by Sacred Falls colt

A well-related Sacred Falls youngster impressed in his first trial outing at Ashburton today. Trained by Lance Robinson, the two-year-old won his 600 metre heart under Jacob Lowry. He is out of the Unbridled’s Song …

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9 February 2018

Hall of Famer O’Reilly stands proudly over son’s Karaka debut

The success of first season sire Sacred Falls at last week’s National Yearling Sale was a timely reminder of the wide reach of champion stallion O’Reilly. That influence is no better illustrated at Waikato Stud, …

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28 January 2018

Waikato Stud’s Karaka Yearling sale off to a flying start

Waikato Stud saved the best until deep into the opening session of New Zealand Bloodstock’s Book 1 Sale at Karaka. Their headline act graced the ring as this evening’s proceedings were drawing to a close …

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12 January 2018

Sacred Falls makes his presence felt at Magics

WS have been delighted with the rousing reception of a pair of Sacred Falls youngsters received in Australia. Through Sledmere Stud’s draft, Waikato Stud offered two home-breds by multiple Group One winner Sacred Falls during the Magic …

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5 October 2017

Chittick children breed their first Thoroughbred

Carrying on the family breeding legacy, Charlotte, George, Harry & Charlie Chittick were ecstatic to welcome their very own foal last night. A beautiful, well-marked colt by Sacred Falls, he is out of Neversaynever who …

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17 April 2015

Sacred Falls back where he belongs

History repeated itself this week when champion miler Sacred Falls returned to his birthplace, Waikato Stud, completing a cycle that has already brought fame and fortune to the country’s leading thoroughbred nursery. His arrival at …

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13 March 2015

Damien Oliver to ride Sacred Falls in George Ryder

Four-time Gr.1 winner Falls will have a new rider in the Gr.1 George Ryder Stakes on March 21. A new jockey was needed as Hong Kong-based Zac Purton, the regular rider of Sacred Falls in …

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27 February 2015

The changing of the guard at New Zealand’s Waikato Stud

The era of the Chittick family at Waikato Stud owes much of its success to one horse, the peerless and champion producer O’Reilly. With the horse’s passing in recent months, Brad Waters looks back at …

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13 February 2015

Sacred Falls chasing history

Sacred Falls is preparing for a final campaign that could earn him a slice of Australian racing history. The New Zealand-bred son of O’Reilly will be chasing three consecutive wins in the Gr.1 Doncaster Handicap …

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16 January 2015

Pike surrounds himself with stars

Tony Pike has two leading chances in Saturday’s Group One features at Trentham but a stable lodger overshadowed the pair in training at Cambridge on Wednesday. While the Cambridge trainer went about his daily routine …

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23 October 2014

Sherwin full of excitement

It’s been a ride Bruce Sherwin will never forget. The Raffles Farm manager and racing manager for Malaysian businessman and thoroughbred breeder and owner Dato Yap Kim San will be trackside at Moonee Valley on …

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22 September 2014

O’Reilly reigns supreme

Waikato Stud’s O’Reilly enjoyed yet another stellar day with his son and future associate stallion Sacred Falls capping a super Saturday for the champion sire. His emphatic victory in the Gr 1 George Main Stakes …

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