Sire: Deep Field
Dam: Skillz That Killz
Trainer: Tony Newing
Foal Date: 29/10/2017
SJ RACING’S DEEP FIELD FILLY GOING TO TONY NEWING AT GOSFORD
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).
As of mid-May, Timeless Prince has had more than 70-starts, collecting upwards of $550,000 in prizemoney (and bonuses) for his connections, providing them 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 three races at the Grafton Carnival, last season, a fantastic result for his connections from his Gosford base.
Newing sent out King Lear to win the John Carlton Cup on the first day of the Northern Rivers carnival. Thriving under Newing’s guidance giving Tony the confidence he could return to the venue to demolish his rivals in the Village Green Class 6 Showcase (1200 m.) on Grafton Cup day, a week later, after deliberating missing the Ramornie Handicap in 2018.
King Lear is raced by SJ Racing and clients, with the gelding now owning a record of seven wins from 17-starts banking them more than $160,000 after winning a class six at Eagle Farm in February this year. Newing is now plotting a course for King Lear to contest this year’s Listed Ramornie Handicap Wednesday, July 10th. King Lear came along at the right time for Newing helping Tony to win the Gosford 2017/18 Trainer’s Premiership at seasons end. As he acknowledges the turning point in his career began when SJ Racing began sending him thoroughbreds. This in-turn has enabled him to get the quality thoroughbred into the stable he’s always wanted with SJ Racing pleased to support him and lift the quality of galloper in his stable.
Newing’s results with their gallopers are reflected in Social Pirate, Rock Sonic, Charmed Princess, Charging Clear and King Lear all are a big part of Newing’s success story. The Gosford operation is a family affair with Tony’s wife Stacey being “full-time” and his biggest asset, plus 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.