Prizemoney $167,815.00 – 37 starts 5-7-3
Sire: Shooting to Win
14 September 2016
Camp Rifle is a 5 year old Bay Gelding by Shooting To Win out of the Galileo mare, Mead.
Winner of the the Bowraville Cup on September 18, 2021 breaking the 19-year-old Track Record over 1370 metres. He then went on to win the Kempsey Cup on 5th November 2021.
TONY NEWING - GRAFTON
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.
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 pounded away at Gosford and has won and been runner up in their premiership but has now decided that the future in his desired area is GRAFTON. As Tony puts it 'Grafton is ideally located as you can reach numerous Country tracks in NSW as well as Southeast Qld and is a short ride up the road to Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. There are more races available in Sydney for me if I train at Grafton and it will be the go-to place to train a horse over the next couple of decades for sure'.
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 $160,000. Charmed Princess has won 6 races including the 2019 Grafton Guineas.
Tony has also had success with.
- Camp Rifle 167k
- Alpha Go 138k and current.
- Single Touch 63k and Current.
Tony also selects suitable horses for SJ Racing to travel to North Queensland where every horse he has sent there have won races with the most notables being Focus 100k+, Coolmeans and Tainted Affair just to name a few.
Tony’s operation is a real family affair with his wife Stacey being 'full-time' and his greatest asset. Their 2 boys Richard and Angus also show a keen interest in the horses and regularly go to the stables.
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 up and coming Trainer.