Offshore buyers target Pike stable

Sin To Win ,pictured winning at Te Awamutu, will do his future racing in Australia.

Sin To Win ,pictured winning at Te Awamutu, will do his future racing in Australia.

A pair of lightly-tried three-year-olds have been sold out of Tony Pike’s Cambridge stable to overseas interests.

Multiple winner Sin To Win will be heading to Australia, while Sacred Way is destined to further his career in Hong Kong.

“Our three-year-old racing is very good, but there’s not so much for them when they turn four and the money offered was very good,” said Pike.

A son of Sir Percy, Sin To Win was successful in three of his five appearances and in his most recent appearance he accounted for Victory Drive, who has subsequently won twice, and the Group Three winner Serious Satire.

“He’s been sold to clients of David Hayes, while Sacred Way is off to Hong Kong to Caspar Fownes,” said Pike.

Sacred Way has a win and two placings from his three starts earlier this year and the High Chaparral gelding was a trial winner at Taupo last month.

Meanwhile, Pike has an eye on one of the final two-year-old black-type opportunities of the season with Haussmann in Saturday’s Listed Graeme Thomson Jewellers Great Northern Foal Stakes at Ellerslie.

“He worked well this morning and while he’s untried on a heavy track, we’ll probably roll the dice then give him a break before the spring,” he said.

Haussmann has been placed in two of his three starts and in his most recent outing he closed strongly to finish runner-up behind the now Victorian-domiciled Ardrossan.

“I thought his run at Te Rapa was super – he just needs a bit more practice,” said Pike. “He can tend to over-race, but he does look a progressive horse.”

– NZ Racing Desk.