Sacred Stance Sold For Price "Too Good To Refuse"
BOOM Tassie youngster Sacred Stance, a son of hot sire Beast Unleashed, has been sold for an eyewatering price approaching six figures.
24 January 2022
BOOM Tassie youngster Sacred Stance has been sold for a price approaching six figures.
It is believed the dog will join the Jodie and Andy Lord kennel in NSW and has been bought by the Punters HQ Syndicate.
The son of Beast Unleashed and Adorable Lady was engaged to run in a heat of the Group 2 Launceston Cup on Monday but has been scratched.
Sacred Stance has started just 10 times for eight wins and $21,000 in stakes and his two losses have come in the Group 3 Devonport Chase and Group 1 Hobart Thousand.
The dog’s trainer, Ted Medhurst, confirmed the sale but would not release the price that lured owner Cameron Betts into selling his dog.
“But it was too much for Cameron to refuse,” said Ted.
It was a terrific clash to start the @ladbrokescomau Devonport Chase heats yesterday where Sacred Stance narrowly edged Blackpool Flash to continue the unbeaten start to his career – https://t.co/VPPK5mKGum pic.twitter.com/ZkGaqyOmEQ
— Tasracing Australia (@TasracingAus) November 16, 2021
“I’m disappointed to lose him. He is one of those dogs with five-second early speed. Few dogs have that early pace.
“And he is still learning what racing is all about. He is nowhere near his best.
“His next 10 starts will sort him out.”
Betts said he initially had no intention of selling Sacred Stance.
“I’ve been in greyhound racing only 12 months,” he said. “When I was first approached about selling him I straight away said no.
“But then they came back to me with more and in the end it was too good to refuse.
“I love the dog and will follow his racing career as if he was still my own.
“He could not be going to better hands than Jodie and Andy.”
Betts said he has a number of young dogs coming through rearing which he is excited about.