European import Spirit Ridge has outstayed his rivals to claim victory in the Group 3 Premier’s Cup (2400m) at Eagle Farm on Saturday. It was a great training performance by Mark Newnham, with the son of Nathaniel having his first-up run all the way back in November. It was his third win this campaign, and comes off the back of a narrow defeat in the Wagga Cup last start. Jockey Josh Parr got every ounce out of the gelding, who put his nose down on the wire to win by 0.1 leng
Glorious grey Stratum mare Greysful Glamour has been a stalwart of the Mark Newnham stable since he started training and she certainly made a splash at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale on Tuesday when selling for $1.5million. Consigned by Widden Stud on behalf of her adoring syndicate of Darby Racing owners, Greysful Glamour was secured by the Written Tycoon Syndicate so will be headed to Victoria for a date with the champion sire at Yulong Stud this spring. A multi
The Newgate Farm young gun sires have been a fixture winning feature juvenile races this season and kept the golden run going at Scone on Friday when David Pfieffer and the Darby Racing owners captured the $200,000 Inglis 2YO Challenge (1200m) with Flying Artie colt Artero. David Pfieffer is no stranger to success in the lucrative Inglis Race Series having won the $1million Inglis Sprint earlier this year with three year-old So You Think colt Rocketing By. For the Scone featu
Last week we highlighted a Deep Field colt that impressed us at the Rosehill trials and Team Hawkes have wasted no time sending him around again, but at Warwick Farm this morning on the polytrack he was set a very different task.
At Rosehill, Sacred Field hit the ground running and went keenly all the way in front before eventually winning his 900m heat by five lengths.
This time in a 740m heat, he was asked to wait after jumping by Tommy Berry and did so, settling down bac
Mark Newnham is looking forward to saddling up his first Wagga Cup runner, confirming Spirit Ridge will head to the country feature in preference to the Gosford Cup. The horse was an acceptor for both races but will chase the $200,000 purse on Friday after drawing barrier 17 for the Gosford Cup a day later. “It’s a big track and his wins in Australia have been at Randwick so I thought the track at Wagga would suit him better than Gosford,” Newnham said. “When he drew the outs
The pursuit for precocious speed sires continues for Kingstar Farm who have added further ammunition to their growing stallion roster with the acquisition of top juvenile of his year, Time To Reign. Winner of the G2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) and Timeform rated 114 during his two-year-old season, Time To Reign raced against and beat the best colts of his generation. "As we did with Unite And Conquer last year, we've identified a colt with exceptional natural talent and ple
Promising Vancouver colt Overpass won the $30,000 Silver Apple (1000m) at Orange at his previous start and brought that good form into the city for astute Warwick Farm trainer Bjorn Baker to score a stylish win at his home track on Wednesday. With two recent runs under his belt, Overpass had fitness and race experience over some of his rivals and was strong to the line for Josh Parr to score a length and a quarter win over high priced first starter Greater Harlem, a $1.15 mil
The Mark Newnham trained Lord Olympus ($8) was yet another visitor on the day to make a winning debut in Queensland. The three-year-old proved too strong for his rivals in the Listed Mick Dittman Plate, beating Zingalong ($19) by 0.25 length. Lord Olympus certainly had the credentials coming into the race. In his last two starts he had finished third, less than a length behind Capriccio in the Inglis Dash at Flemington and fifth, 3.30 lengths behind Isotope in the Darby Munro