The Newgate Farm 2017
Magic Millions consignment have arrived on the Gold Coast and will be ready to
show from January 5 - with a key focus on raising tough racehorses, it's been a big last 12 months for Newgate graduates with the sweet smell of
Preparation, planning and hard work have seen Newgate Farm evolve into the most
progressive stallion business in the country, while on the flip side of the
coin, the horses being raised on the farm have been racing up a storm.
Group I VRC Emirates Stakes winner and $2million earner Awesome Rock was bought
out of the 2013 Magic Millions Newgate draft for $575,000 by Spicer
Thoroughbreds, while Foxwedge's dual Group II winning daughter Foxplay was also
snaffled at MM from the Newgate draft by Star Thoroughbreds for $160,000.
Add in the success of unbeaten Foxwedge filly Volpe Veloce, a multiple Group II
winner in New Zealand, foaled and raised at Newgate and the Newgate sold
stakes-winners Hall of Fame and Zamzam and you can see that a winning recipe
has been put in place by Henry Field and his dynamic team.
The first crop of foals to emerge from the new farm are now three year-olds and
their success is remarkable.
The Magic Millions draft of 2015 numbered 32 yearlings, 25 have raced to date
and six of these are stakes horses headed by Foxplay and we still have half of the season to come.
That represents an exceptional 19% stakes horses to horses sold, 24% stakes
horses to runners!
Newgate Farm's Sales Consignment and
Yearling Manager Dominic Corban explains
the process of preparing youngsters for sale
Every yearling prepared in our Newgate
Consignment has an individual exercise and nutrition plan to suit their needs,
this involves lunging, hand walking, or exercising on the walker with plenty of
We do a lot of parade practice and we constantly monitor condition and
conformation with our management team to give us the best commercial advantage.
Our end goal is to raise fast sound early maturing racehorses, at Newgate we
hope we have found the balance.
Sale preparation is about putting the
finishing touches on your product, but the real story begins a lot further back
as General Manager Sam Fairgray reveals.
We aim to raise our foals/weanlings/Yearlings with the best possible
produce and education we can provide them. Planning starts from when the mares
are tested in foal and we begin to feed them mineral supplements and the right
amount of energy feed to allow the foetus to grow and develop whilst still
inside the womb.
Once the foals are born, they are cared for in a relaxing environment in lovely
open paddocks with plenty of room for the mares and foals to move as they graze
the fields. Monitoring the growth on each foal is important as they are all
individuals and require specific care to have then growing on the optimum
growth plain. Keeping the paddocks well grassed and free from disease and
bacteria is also important as this may hinder the foals internal development
such as lungs and heart etc.
Once the foals are weaned from their mother we structure a diet that allows
them to maintain consistent growth rates right through until they go to the
yearling sales. This allows then to lay the foundation they require to perform
at their highest level on the race track. The weanling / yearlings are kept in
groups specific to their stage of development. The weanlings are rotated
through the stables during the winter time teaching them to relax in the
stables and learn about wearing rugs, exercising on the horse walker and to
accept change and routine.
Allowing the most natural process of development is what we are aiming to
achieve with these future athletes. Feeding them with raw produce : oats, corn,
chaff along with supplements so they build muscle /strength not fats on their
body and a solid bone structure that will stand up to the pressure of Australian
Raising racehorses is a process of high quality nutrition with foundation
education in keeping it as natural as possible for the horse..
Newgate Magic Millions draft for 2017 features 41 yearlings
youngsters by the farm's proven top class sire Foxwedge and exciting young guns
The Factor (USA) and Sizzling, while our other first season horse Eurozone has
13 entries through other vendors.
Below are some of the draft highlights:
Filly The Factor (USA) x Fritz's Princess, by More Than Ready (USA)
Fourth foal of brilliant Group II winning sprinter Fritz's Princess.
Colt The Factor (USA) x Haiku, by Encosta de Lago
Half-brother to Group I VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes winner Japonisme.
Colt Sizzling x Love's Great, by Choisir
Half-brother to five winners headed by Group III placed Old Trieste from
stakes-placed Love's Great.
Colt Sizzling x Miss Judged (NZ), by Volksraad (GB)
Third foal of a winning half-sister to Group II winner Bird of Fire.
Colt The Factor (USA) x Zugat, by King Cugat (USA)
Half-brother to two winners from the family of 2014 Singapore Champion Sprinter
Zac Spirit and stakes-winners Unison, Flying Alpha and Cambiaso. Grand dam is
Group III winner Zedagal, a sister to Group I winning sire Zeditave.
Filly Sizzling x Big Birdie, by Exceed and Excel
Third foal of a daughter of Champion NZ 2YO Filly One Under.