Super Saturday for Newgate Young Guns

Tara Madgwick - Saturday January 23

Newgate Farm first season sires were in hot form on Saturday winning all three of the metropolitan juvenile races on the east coast of Australia with Stay Inside (Extreme Choice - Randwick) and Artorius (Flying Artie- Sandown) followed by Mystic Gem (Capitalist), who made a winning debut at Doomben, while Sneaky Shark (Capitalist) was second in the Karaka Million.

Read about Stay Inside here and Artorius here.

Mystic Gem wins at Doomben - Lees Racing Twitter

The Kris Lees trained filly Mystic Gem was placed in a Wyong trial earlier this month and was well fancied at her first outing. She enjoyed a cosy run on the fence from a good barrier and when angled into the clear was able to lengthen stride and surge home to win the 1050m contest by half a length.



Mystic Gem runs in the colours of the Throsby family and was a $125,000 Inglis Easter purchase for her trainer from the draft of Sledmere Stud, who pinhooked her for $100,000 from the Newgate Consignment at the Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale.

Bred by SF Bloodstock and Blake Sandblom, Mystic Gem is the first winner for stakes-placed Fine Mist, a winner of over $300,000 that comes from a family renowned for fast running fillies.


Mystic Gem as a yearling.

Fine Mist was on-sold at the 2019 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale fetching $190,000 to the bid of Woodside Park Stud/Suman Hedge Bstock.

She has a yearling filly by Russian Revolution for her new owners and a filly foal to follow by Written Tycoon, who covered her again last spring.

Mystic Gem is the third winner for Written Tycoon’s champion son Capitalist, who also now has five stakes horses after his talented Kiwi based colt Sneaky Shark finished a gallant second to his stablemate On the Bubbles in the Karaka Million.

Sneaky Shark has placed in three of four starts so his turn in the winner’s circle cannot be far away!

The progeny of Capitalist sold particularly well at the recent Magic Millions Yearling Sale where he had 34 yearlings average $252,059 in Book 1, a figure that was up on his 2020 result at this sale of $239,706.


Race Result - Tab Venue Mode Hcp 1050m

Doomben Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:01.01
Mystic Gem
T: K A Lees J: A Mallyon 55
2f Capitalist (AUS) x Fine Mist (AUS) (Good Journey (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $125,000
V:Sledmere Stud, Scone
B: Kris Lees Racing
Inglis Great Southern Sale - Weanlings $100,000
V:Newgate Consignment, Aberdeen, NSW
B: Sledmere Stud / Cangon Stud
T: Chris Anderson J: B N Stewart 58
2g Rubick (AUS) x Novaspirit (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $35,000
V:Amarina Farm, Denman
B: Chris Anderson Racing / Steve Morley Bloodstock
Hamlet Von Snitzel
T: Natalie McCall J: Tiffani Brooker 57
2c Snitzel (AUS) x Shakespearean Lass (AUS) (Written Tycoon (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $180,000
V:Aquis Farm Operations, Murrurundi
B: Nat McCall Racing Pty Ltd
Mishani Enchanted
T: L G Ross J: Chris Caserta 56
2f Jet Spur (AUS) x Fallen For You (AUS) (Show A Heart (AUS))
General Wolffe
T: R L Cameron J: Taylor Marshall 56.5
2c Wolf Cry (AUS) x Hypernova (NZ) (High Chaparral (IRE))
Portobello Road
T: Kacy Fogden J: M R Du Plessis 58
2c Dream Ahead (USA) x Wroclaw (AUS) (Big Brown (USA))
Miss Got
T: T Button J: Luke Tarrant 54.5
2f Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Raise (AUS) (Arena (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $45,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerry's Plains, NSW
B: Gerard O'Toole
Royale Return
T: Tony & Maddysen Sears J: Ms G Cartwright 58
2c Charge Forward (AUS) x Royale Crown (AUS) (Beautiful Crown (USA))
T: M A Currie J: B El-Issa 57.5
2c Hidden Dragon (AUS) x Royal Yangtze (AUS) (Royal Academy (USA))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $22,500
V:Lyndhurst Stud Farm, Warwick, Qld
B: Lason Lorenz
T: K M Schweida J: J Byrne 58
2c Better Than Ready (AUS) x Exultation (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $60,000
V:Lucas Bloodstock, Croftby, Qld
B: Jill Barbagallo
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