2010 Emirates Emancipation Stakes Won by Sacred Choice

April 27th, 2010

The Joseph Pride-trained mare Sacred Choice secured a narrow win at Randwick on Saturday in the $150,000 Group 2 Emancipation Stakes (1600m).

Star hoop Michael Rodd held four-year-old Sacred Choice ($11) back off the speedy tempo until the straight, when she put in a commanding chase and pushed past the favourite Gold Water ($2.50) to win by a mere half-head.

It was a photo-finish for all the top three, with third placegetter, the John O’Shea-trained Strawberry Field ($8.50) also just a short half-head back.

Sacred Choice and the Gai Waterhouse-trained Gold Water are half sisters, both from boom sire Choisir.

Heading now for a spell, Sacred Choice has saluted in seven of her 20 starts for over $305,000 in stakes.

To read more about Sacred Choice’s win in the 2010 Emancipation Stakes, follow the link.

Results of 2010 Emancipation Stakes:

Position

Horse

Trainer

Rider

1
SACRED CHOICE
Joseph Pride Michael Rodd
2
GOLD WATER
Gai Waterhouse Nash Rawiller
3
STRAWBERRY FIELD
John O’Shea Joshua Parr
4
MUSIC REVIEW (GB)
John O’Shea Craig Newitt
5
PAGAN PRINCESS
Grahame Begg Brenton Avdulla
6
PRIMA NOVA
Anthony Cummings Hugh Bowman
7
MYSTERIOUS LIGHT
Gerald Ryan Daniel Ganderton
8
MESSENGER
Anthony Cummings Damien Oliver
9
ESTANCIA RIOS
Kevin Moses Tim Clark
10
BEAUCOUP
Gerald Ryan Craig Williams
11
NEROLI
Peter Snowden Kerrin McEvoy
12
HALLEYS
Bart Cummings Luke Nolen
13
BERNICIA
Guy Walter Blake Shinn
14
HAIRY
Gary Portelli Kathy O’Hara
15
READY TO LIFT
Gerald Ryan Glyn Schofield
16
GLOWLAMP
Clarry Conners Stathi Katsidis