Prizemoney $51,970.00 – 12 starts 1:1:4
Sire: Better Than Ready (AUS)
Dam: Purple Royale (AUS)
8 October 2018
This BETTER THAN READY x PURPLE ROYALE colt is the half brother to our very own CHARMED PRINCESS who won a GRAFTON GUINEAS.
BETTER THAN READY is the impressive hot new sire from Queensland who finished second as the Top New Sire in Australia.
TONY NEWING - 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 are prepared to “jump the fence” to go to a trainer’s stables after school, then racing must be in your blood.
Tony 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 bright lights In NSW training ranks.
Born in Roma Queensland, 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 Hobartville Stud.
He then moved to Muskoka Farm and 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 Somersby. Unfortunately, Gerry died soon after, so Tony decided to branch out and then leased a block of 8 stables at Gosford.
Tony has had amazing success in purchasing quality, budget yearlings and producing first class results from them. Tony’s most productive horse to date has been an $8,000 Magic Millions purchase called Timeless Prince. Timeless Prince had over 70 starts, collected $550,000 in prize money/bonuses, and won the Listed Sunshine Coast Cup, Scone Country Cup and the Tamworth Cup.
On behalf of SJ Racing, Tony selected King Lear from the Scone yearling sales for $10,000. King Lear went on to win over $170,000 in Prize Money winning 7 from 17 starts with 4 placings including a metropolitan win at Eagle Farm Qld.
Tony also selected Charmed Princess at the Magic Millions for $32,000 and to date has returned $180,000. Charmed Princess has won 6 races to date including the 2019 Grafton Guineas.
Tony’s Gosford operation is a real family affair with his wife Stacey being “full-time” and his greatest asset. Their 2 boys Richard (Apprentice Stable hand) and Angus (student) also show a keen interest in the horses.
Tony’s ability to acquire budget priced horses and get results with them through his "I don’t mind how far I have to travel to get a win" mind set is why SJ Racing has formed a partnership with this young and up and coming Trainer.