O'Shea Praises Sacred Falls
Media Release - Friday May 22

Sacred Falls colt Tommy Gold secured his first victory when taking out his 1100m maiden on the Kensington track at Randwick on Wednesday.

Owned by Waikato Stud’s Mark and Gary Chittick, Tommy Gold was taken back early by jockey Glen Boss to sit three-wide towards the rear of the field.

He then improved his charge five wide turning for home where he gobbled up his opposition and cruised away to a 1-1/2 length victory.

Trainer John O’Shea was pleased with the win and said the colt had shown plenty of promise in his previous three starts.

“He raced up to expectations, he is a talented horse who just needed a bit of time,” O’Shea said.

“He has a nice bit of ability and when he got the opportunity to show it he did.”

Sacred FallsO’Shea said it was a pleasure to train another winner for good friends and clients, the Chittick’s.

“They have been very good supporters of mine and they breed exceptional horses that have been very effective in Australia, which is very important for us,” he said.

O’Shea has plenty of time for progeny of Tommy Gold’s ill-fated sire Sacred Falls and highlighted Group Three performer All Saints’ Eve as an exciting prospect.

“We have got a filly over here called All Saints’ Eve which we think quite highly of,” O’Shea said.

“He’s (Sacred Falls) a stallion that if you give them a bit of time they have got plenty to offer. We have been very happy with the ones that we have got.”

O’Shea has recently extended that number with the recent acquisition of two-year-old filly Blaze Seven, who finished runner-up at on debut at New Plymouth in March for former trainer Warren Bolton.

“I thought she did a good job against older horses and to get the opportunity to get a filly like that to come to Australia to participate during the spring was worthwhile,” he said.

Meanwhile, O’Shea is looking forward to Randwick on Saturday where he will be lining up New Zealand-bred gallopers Just Society and Opacity.

“Both horses are incredibly well placed,” O’Shea said. “They have had a good foundation leading into Saturday and I think they will be very effective.” – NZ Racing Desk


SAcred Falls in upcoming sales:
All Too Hard @ Vinery Mdn Hcp 1100m
Randwick-Kensington Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:04.24
Tommy Gold
T: J A O'Shea J: G Boss 58
2c Sacred Falls (NZ) x Gold Rocks (AUS) (Oratorio (AUS))
T: P & P Snowden J: Rachel King 55.5
2c Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Tango (AUS) (Starcraft (NZ))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $500,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone
B: China Horse Club / Newgate Bloodstock
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Tim Clark 56.5
2c Vancouver (AUS) x Headway (AUS) (Charge Forward (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Lime Country Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd, Burradoo
B: Gai Waterhouse Racing / Adrian Bott
T: P & P Snowden J: J B Mc Donald 56.5
2c Vancouver (AUS) x Miss Occhilupo (AUS) (Octagonal (NZ))
Blossom Star
T: David Pfieffer J: S Clipperton 54.5
2f Foxwedge (AUS) x My Blossom Lady (AUS) (Dehere (USA))
Yulong Code
T: C J Waller J: J Bowman 56.5
2c Zoustar (AUS) x Acouplamas (AUS) (Al Maher (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $1,075,000
V:KBL Thoroughbreds Beaudesert Qld
B: Yu Long Investments Pty Ltd/RIFA Mustang
Head Legislator
T: M J Dunn J: K Mc Evoy 56.5
2c Headwater (AUS) x Legislature (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Vinery Stud Scone NSW
B: Matthew Dunn/Neil Jenkinson
MM National Weanling Sale $80,000
V:Vinery Stud Scone NSW
B: Andrew Williams Bloodstock Pty Ltd
T: C Karakatsanis J: A Hyeronimus 56.5
2c Wandjina (AUS) x Categorical (USA) (Hennessy (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $58,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen
B: C Karakatsanis
Street Dancer
T: A J Cummings J: Jean Van Overmeire 55
2c Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Danehill Smile (AUS) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $220,000
V:Coolmore Stud Jerry's Plains NSW
B: Anthony Cummings Tbreds/Colm Santry Bstock
MM National Weanling Sale $210,000
V:Coolmore Australia Jerrys Plains NSW
B: James Bester Bloodstock
T: C J Waller J: B Avdulla 57.5
2c Nicconi (AUS) x Think Fast (AUS) (Lucky Owners (NZ))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Waller Racing/Mulcaster Bloodstock
T: P & P Snowden J: A Adkins 56.5
2c Written Tycoon (AUS) x Baby Corn (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $650,000
V:Kitchwin Hills Scone NSW
B: China Horse Club/Newgate Bloodstock
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