Brighthill Farm’s Nick King has spoken of his delight at Sacred Day’s victory in Thursday’s Listed Grafton Cup (2350m) on Thursday, with the operation having paid just $5000 at the 2012 Sydney Easter Broodmare Sale to buy the gelding’s dam Top Of The Day (O’Reilly).
“It’s a really cool story and we’re well chuffed,” Nick King said. “The dam was a lovely O’Reilly mare who we bought just out of training in Sydney. We really liked her as a type and didn’t have to pay very much for her.
“Sacred Day was actually bred by our son Benji, and he was the first foal he’s bred entirely on his own. We gave him a nomination to our shuttle stallion Azamour as a 21st birthday present, he chose the mating and bred the foal. He then did all the preparation and put him through the ring at Karaka, selling him for $90,000.”