Sacred Falls Wins 2013 Doncaster Mile – Race Results

The $2 million Doncaster Mile has been won by Sacred Falls at Royal Randwick Racecourse today April 20, 2013.

The three-year-old came back from a second placing behind It’s A Dundeel in the Group 1 Rosehill Guineas last start to win the Doncaster in spectacular style.

Sacred Falls won the 2013 Doncaster Mile by a length in front of a gallant Pierro, who placed second with his big weight, and Norzita, who placed in third.

The O’Reillycolt was paying big odds of $21 to win the 2013 Doncaster Handicap at bookmaker.com.au.

Sacred Falls

Sacred Falls winning the 2013 Doncaster Mile. Photo by Steve Hart.

It was the third feature win for Chris Waller at Randwick today, who had just claimed the Group 1 Australian Oaks with Royal Descent in the previous race.

“It’s racing at its finest,” Waller said.

“You can’t describe it, you can’t prepare for it.”

Waller admitted the wet ground had put some serious doubt into his mind over his horse’s chances at today’s meet.

“If it was left up to me we’d hardly have any runners today,” he admitted.

The trainer said Sacred Falls had had an unlucky start to the autumn carnival.

“Nothing went right early preparation,” Waller said.

“We scratched him second-up because of a wet track.

“(And then he was) third up in a tough 2,000 metres behind It’s A Dundeel.”

Jockey Tommy Berry was jubilant after Sacred Falls’ winning Doncaster Mile run.

“(Waller) said that this horse was fit and ready to win and we did that,” Berry said.

“He got chopped out at the start so I was a little bit further back than I wanted to be.

“But I felt the winner at the home turn.”

Berry will now travel overseas to take part in a stint of riding in Hong Kong.

“It seems a little bit sad going to Hong Kong now,” he said.

“But it’s only two and a half months, I’ll be back.”

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2013 Doncaster Mile Race Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 18 SACRED FALLS (NZ) Chris Waller Tommy Berry 4 53kg $19
2 2 PIERRO Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller 0.8L 2 57kg $3.50F
3 14 NORZITA (NZ) Bart Cummings Craig Williams 1.6L 14 53kg $11
4 13 STREAMA Guy Walter Glen Boss 2.4L 15 53.5kg $9
5 5 DANLEIGH Chris Waller Jim Cassidy 3.1L 12 56kg $31
6 1 SHOOT OUT Chris Waller Hugh Bowman 3.7L 8 58kg $14
7 11 APPEARANCE Guy Walter Kerrin McEvoy 3.9L 10 53.5kg $7.50
8 8 SECRET ADMIRER Grahame Begg Blake Shinn 4.1L 16 54.5kg $20
9 19 LIGHTINTHENITE John O’Shea Craig Newitt 4.3L 5 53kg $31
10 6 HAPPY TRAILS Paul Beshara Glyn Schofield 4.9L 11 56kg $18
11 16 ALMA’S FURY Paul Murray Brenton Avdulla 5L 9 53kg $31
12 21 STRIKE THE STARS (NZ) Anthony Cummings Ms Kathy O’Hara 5.6L 3 53kg $101
13 17 FONTELINA Anthony Cummings Peter Robl 6.9L 13 53kg $31
14 3 GLASS HARMONIUM (IRE) Michael Moroney Steven Arnold 7.6L 7 57kg $51
15 12 RED TRACER Chris Waller Corey Brown 8.4L 18 53.5kg $9
16 15 MONTON Ron Quinton Christian Reith 9.1L 17 53kg $51
17 7 ETHIOPIA Pat Carey Rhys McLeod 12.2L 6 55.5kg $21
18 20 AERONAUTICAL Lionel Cohen Nathan Berry 12.8L 1 53kg $81