Another Choice G1 for Choisir

Sacred Choice sent her future broodmare value soaring when she upstaged Typhoon Tracy in the G1 Myer Classic at Flemington on Saturday.  The Choisir mare came from well back in the field to win easily.

Sacred Choice (5m Choisir – Sacred Habit by Sir Tristram) was purchased for just $40,000 from the draft of Goodwood Farm at the 2007 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

The win gave her trainer Joseph Pride a big thrill.  “She’s a real trier and she deserved to win a big race,” Pride claimed.  “But to nail one of the biggest mares races in Australia is a fantastic result.”

Sacred Choice romped home to defeat Australian Horse of the Year Typhoon Tracy by more than four lengths.  Sydney favourite Hot Danish struggled into third place – another five and a half lengths back.

Considering she cost just $40,000 at the Gold Coast, Sacred Choice has done an incredible job for her connections with her earnings now approaching $700K.  She’s also a valuable broodmare prospect – being a winner at racing’s elite level.

Sacred Choice is the second Group 1 winner for her sire Choisir following in the hoofsteps of globetrotting sprinter Starspangledbanner.  Her dam is a three quarter sister to Golden Slipper winner and influential sire Marauding.