Big Day for Newgate Farm and Foxwedge at The Curragh
Newgate Farm’s Foxwedge became an international success last night with the triumph of Urban Fox in the Juddmonte Pretty Polly Stakes (Group 1) at The Curragh.
Foxwedge in no stranger to Australian breeders, he has made his name with Group I winning fillies Foxplay and Volpe Veloce and a recent spate of smart winners includes two more promising girls with stakes potential, but betting an Aiden O’Brien trained Galileo filly owned by Coolmore’s John Magnier on their own turf makes Foxwedge something special.
Urban Fox left the contenders behind as she powered to the line in an impressive display of speed.
JUDDMONTE PRETTY POLLY STAKES (G1)
Curragh, Group I Stakes, $235,000, 3 yo’s & up, Fillies, 10F, 2:06.98, GD-F.
1 Urban Fox (GB) (b, f, 4 yo), B, $147,500
2 Forever Together (IRE) (b, f, 3 yo), A++, $47,500
Galileo (IRE) – Green Room, by Theatrical (IRE)
B: VIMAL & GILLIAN KHOSLA; O: MICHAEL TABOR & DERRICK SMITH & MRS JOHN MAGNIER; T: O’BRIEN AIDAN; J: MOORE RYAN.
3 Athena (IRE) (b, f, 3 yo), C, $22,500
Camelot (GB) – Cherry Hinton (GB), by Green Desert
B: RONCON & CHELSTON; O: DERRICK SMITH & MRS JOHN MAGNIER & MICHAEL TABOR; T: O’BRIEN AIDAN; J: O’BRIEN DONNACHA.
Margins: 3¼, 2¼, 1¾. Others: BYE BYE BABY (IRE), HARVESTFORTHEWORLD (IRE), TURRET ROCKS (IRE).
Foxwedge has sired the winners of over $4 million this season and stands at Newgate Farm at a fee of $22,000.
Race and (Stakes) Record
|At 2 :||ATC (Warwick Farm) Clarry Conners 2YO P. (1100m), STC Always Recycling 2YO H. (1100m), 3d ATC (Rosehill) Todman S., Gr.2 (1200m to Smart Missile and Sepoy)|
|At 3 :||MVRC William Reid S., Gr.1 (1200m beating Hay List and Buffering), ATC (Randwick) Roman Consul S., Gr.2 (1200m beating Masthead and Do You Think), ATC (Rosehill) San Domenico S., Gr.3 (1100m beating Anise and Karuta Queen), 2d VRC Coolmore Stud S., Gr.1 (1200m to Sepoy and beating Satin Shoes), ATC (Rosehill) Run to the Rose H., Gr.3 (1200m to Smart Missile and beating Helmet), 3d VRC Newmarket H., Gr.1 (1200m to Hay List and Buffering), 4th ATC (Rosehill) Golden Rose S., Gr.1 (1400m), VRC Lightning S., Gr.1 (1000m)|
World Thoroughbred Ranking: 115 (in 2011), 121 (in 2012).
Newgate Farm was founded by Henry Field in 2010 with only a handful of mares on a 250 acre leased property. Today, Newgate is one of the leading farms in Australia encompassing 1,700 acres of prime Hunter Valley land. With a foundation based upon quality bloodstock and quality people, Newgate has flourished.
Within a few short years, Newgate has become a major force within the Australasian Thoroughbred Industry. Newgate established a stallion division in 2012, which has grown exponentially since the acquisition of the high-class Group 1 winning sprinter Foxwedge. In 2013 Newgate purchased one of the finest properties in the Hunter Valley, the historic Brooklyn Lodge Stud, which has already produced Golden Slipper winners, Classic winners, and Cup winners among countless others.
Newgate also ranks among the top consignors at major Australian auctions having a record of producing high priced, quality yearlings that go on to perform on the racetrack.