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Another Doncaster Mile victory for Sacred Falls

Sacred Falls has etched his name in to the Australian racing history books by winning his second Doncaster Mile at Royal Randwick.

First run in 1866, Sacred Falls became the ninth galloper to win the prestigious handicap for a second time, joining Sunline, Pharaoh, Super Impose, Fine and Dandy, Tudor Hill, Slogan II, Blue Legend and Mildura.

Under the guidance of a brilliant Zac Purton ride, Sacred Falls weaved through the field and once again relished the heavy track conditions to defeat Royal Descent and Weary with stablemate Hawkspur fourth, giving trainer Chris Waller a historic first-four in the $3 million contest.

The result was also special for Mulcaster Bloodstock, having not just the winner in Sacred Falls but purchasing Weary for owner Geoff Grimish from Europe.

“He is a very good colt,” Waller said of Sacred Falls.

“He won it last year and beat Pierro. I guess there could have been a bit of doubt about his class with the lighter weight then but he’s come back close to the topweight this year.

“It really shows how good he is and it’s quite unbelievable to get the first four.”