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 2019, offered on account of Glastonbury Farms, as agent, the bay carries the strawberry brand on her nearside (left) shoulder.
Out of Skillz that Killz a mare that retired as a winner that had been knocked down to the bid of Michael Hickmott out of the 2013 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling sale. Skillz that Killz raced for 18-months before the chestnut was reoffered for sale in 2017. This time Skillz that Killz sold as a breeding prospect to the bid of Bridie Sparkes who gave $70,000 for the mare now the dam of three foals this rising three-year-old is the first.
As the mares progeny grow out the chestnut has a yearling filly by Headwater (Exceed and Excel – River Dove) coming through with another on the way after successfully foaling down last spring from the same cover too.
Headwater won three races from 11-starts among those victories were the 2015 Group 2 ATC Sliver Slipper (1100 m.) and the 2016 Listed VRC Kensington Stakes (1000 m.).
Skillz that Killz is in-turn out of the Galileo mare, Hummingbird that was trained by Paul Perry, a winner and a daughter of the Group 2 Sliver Shadow winner Cashier (by Danehill).
A former Golden Slipper and AJC Sires’ Produce Stakes winner Sebring (by More Than Ready) unfortunately suffered a heart attack in 2019 and his daughters have produced 30 runners so far, as of mid-September 2019, 10 are winners including The Enzo (ex Danica) winner of the Restricted Listed Inglis Classic (1200 m.).
NOT ENOUGH? This filly is out of the first book of coverings by Deep Field, a fast racehorse that won five races from eight starts banking more than $350,000 for connections. A full brother to the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas winner Shooting to Win (by Northern Meteor), that was trained and placed to advantage by Team Hawkes, Deep Field won the 2014 Group 2 Linlithgow Stakes at Flemington down the VRC’s famous straight course over 1200 m.
Deep Field began a new career at Newgate Stud in 2015 breeders have sent plenty of mares to the son of Northern Meteor. The horses stock were popular in January at the 2020 Magic Millions Sale (Book 1) with 15 of the 16 yearlings offered selling for an average of $262,333, from a minimum of $65,000 through to $800,000. As of May 24th 2020 Deep Field has more than 150 runners of those the horse has 82 individual winners that have chalked up 133 wins for connections. The best colt so far is Cosmic Force winner of the Group 2 ATC Roman Consul Stakes while the best filly is Xilong winner of the Group 2 SAJC Euclase Stakes.
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 prize money (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.