Pike’s opinion of 3YO vindicated

Sacred Accord

Four of the first five races in New Zealand today were won by the stock of O’Reilly, but none more impressive that Sacred Accord.

Tony Pike is tipping a bright future for the Waikato Stud-bred three-year-old, who produced a cracking debut performance at Tauranga.

Sacred Accord went straight to the front under rider Leith Innes and he was untested to win with authority.

“He’s a big horse with a massive action,” Pike said. “He’s very talented, but he’s still got a lot to learn and will improve.

“He’s got a high cruising speed and that’s the first time he’s been put under any pressure and he did it very well.”

Sacred Accord was purchased by Raffles Racing at Karaka for $190,000.

He is out of the Danasinga mare Chorus, who is a half-sister to the Gr.1 Ellerslie Sires’ Produce S., winner Good Faith.

It is also the family of Daffodil, who carried the stud’s colours to three Group One victories.

The late O’Reilly also sired Tauranga winners Cavallo Veloce and O’He Can while Father Lenihan, who scored at Awapuni.

The champion stallion’s daughter Ophelia Lee subsequently made it five for the day when she won on the Palmerston North course.

Recent News
Gary's Corner
5 December 2019

Garry’s Corner – 5 December 2019

Bantam Rooster one week, Feather Duster the next. That fairly well describes the mood at Waikato Stud in the past week. The loss of any horse will stir the emotions of someone, regardless of the …

Read More
Gary's Corner
28 November 2019

Garry’s Corner – 28 November, 2019

Writing a Corner for you two, as a single-finger typist, is a reasonably onerous task: The objective is to make sure you are up-to-date on our goings on and – when the opportunity arises – …

Read More