Sire: Deep Field
Dam: Skillz That Killz
Trainer: Tony Newing
Foal Date: 29/10/2017
SJ RACING OFFER FILLY
By A Second Season Sire Out Of A Young Mare
SJ Racing selected this filly out of the Inglis Scone Yearling sale in May offered on account of Glastonbury Farms, as agent, and carries the strawberry brand on her left (near) side shoulder.
The bay is out of Skillz that Killz retired a winner and placed 11-times, after selling as a yearling to the bid of Michael Hickmott at the 2013 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling sale. Racing for 18-months the chestnut was then re-offered for sale in 2017 at the Magic Millions Broodmare sale for a new career at stud. Now the dam of two foals, this bay filly is her first.
Skillz That Killz is by Sebring and currently has a weanling filly by Headwater (by Exceed and Excel) growing too. Out of the Galileo mare, Hummingbird who was trained by Paul Perry that was a winner too and is in-turn a daughter of the Group 2 Sliver Slipper winner Cashier (by Danehill).
The former Golden Slipper and AJC Sires’ Produce Stakes winner Sebring (by More Than Ready unfortunately suffered a heart attack earlier this year. His daughters have produced 30 runners, as of mid-September 2019, 10 of them are winners and include The Enzo (ex Danica) a winner of the Restricted Listed Inglis Classic (1200 m.).
NOT ENOUGH? This filly is from the first book of coverings of Deep Field a fast horse that won five races from eight starts banking more than $350,000 for connections and is a full brother to the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas winner Shooting to Win (by Northern Meteor). Trained by Team Hawkes Deep Field was placed to advantage won the Group 2 Linlithgow Stakes at Flemington down the VRC’s famous straight course over 1200 m.
Deep Field began a career at stud in 2015 covering 257 mares’ breeders have continued to support the son of Northern Meteor with the Australian Stud Book showing more than 850 mares covered by the young horse at Newgate Farm on a fee of $22,000 (inc. GST).
Once formed this Horse Racing Syndicate will be managed by Strawberry Jam Racing, trading as, SJ Racing.
Even as a schoolboy, there was a pretty fair chance Tony Newing was going to be permanently involved in the horse racing industry. When you’re prepared to “jump the fence” to go to a trainer’s stables after school, then racing must be in your blood.
Newing now has a stable of his own at Gosford and is starting to make his peers take closer notice of his training abilities – without doubt Tony is one of the newer emerging bright lights in the New South Wales training ranks.
Born in Queensland at Roma, Tony left school at 15 to chase his dream. In 1999 he moved to Sydney and spent a few months working with Hawkesbury trainer Garry White, who at the time was a private trainer for the Hobartville Stud. He moved to Muskoka Farm where he spent “about three years” there.
Then an opportunity arose to work with well-respected Sydney veterinary surgeon and Nature Vet founder Gerry Rose who owned a stud farm at Sommersby.
Since forging his training career Newing has had good success purchasing quality yearlings on a budget and has produced some top-notch results from them with his most productive galloper been an $8,000 Magic Millions purchase called Timeless Prince (Casino Prince – Timeless Miss).
Now retired, Timeless Prince had more than 70-starts collecting upwards of $550,000 in prizemoney (and bonuses) for his connections that include SJ Racing, providing all with many thrills winning the Listed Sunshine Coast Cup (1400 m.), Scone Country Cup (1400 m.) and the Tamworth Cup (1400 m.).
From his small stable on the central coast of New South Wales, Newing was able to win four races at the 2019 Grafton Carnival for his connections from his Gosford base.
Newing sent out Charmed Princess to collect the Grafton Guineas Prelude, June 30th, then the daughter of Casino Prince won the Guineas Quality for SJ Racing. Newing also saddled up two maiden winners during that timeframe too; In Fiore (by Postponed) and Tainted Affair (by Animal Kingdom).
Another galloper that was owned by SJ Racing and clients that Newing had applied the polish successfully to was King Lear. The gelding owned a record of seven wins from 17-starts banking more than $160,000, by Charge Forward the tough galloper came along at the right time for Newing helping him win the Gosford Trainer’s Premiership in the 2017/18 season.
Newing acknowledges the turning point in his career was when SJ Racing began sending him thoroughbreds which has in-turn increased quality thoroughbreds into his stable as results with their gallopers are reflected by Social Pirate, Rock Sonic, Charging Clear all playing a big part of Newing’s success.
The Gosford operation is a family affair with Tony’s wife Stacey being “full-time” and his biggest asset, their two boys Richard (14) and Angus (12) are showing a keen interest in the horses and regularly go to the stables, hoping one day to follow in their father’s footsteps and into the racing industry.
The share price is inclusive of the breaking-in fee with Matt McGuren, the insurance policy held with Logan Livestock Insurance which is paid until May 12th, 2020. The transport costs from Scone, to the agistment and breaker are included in the costs, along with agistment fees. The Inglis race series, Racing NSW BOBS bonus scheme along with the early education with Tony Newing. SJ Racing have included all of Racing Australia’s Horse Racing Syndicate costs and any sundry Racing NSW ordinary syndicate fees too. All costs are paid until March 23rd, 2020, with billing to commence April 1st 2020 as SJ Racing will manage the syndicate on behalf of all owners charging a weekly management fee per 2% share of $4.00 (inc. GST) and have estimated the upkeep cost of a 2% share when the filly is in training to be $100.00 (inc. GST) per month.