Deep Field Sprinter Wins G3 Sydney Stakes

Tara Madgwick - Saturday October 16

Trained by Mark Newnham, five year-old Deep Field gelding Big Parade has been allowed to develop his talented in the restricted grades and blossomed to win his first stakes race at Randwick on Saturday with a  stylish victory in the Group III ATC Sydney Stakes (1200m).

Big Parade wins the G3 Sydney Stakes - image Steve Hart

A last start winner at Randwick carrying 61kg, Big Parade made it back to back wins with a strong finishing length victory for Josh Parr defeating Group II winner Standout.


“He’s developing a really good record and it’s his first full preparation as a gelding and he;s doing everything consistently better,” said Mark Newnham.

“He can handle wet and dry ground and has turned into a really good genuine horse.”

Big Parade as a yearling.

A $160,000 Inglis Classic purchase for his owners Steve and Jenny  Summers from the Middlebrook Valley Lodge draft, Big Parade has the overall record of eight wins and four placings from 15 starts with prizemoney in excess of $677,000.

Bred by Middlebrook Valley Lodges David and Verna Metcalfe, Big Parade is the best of two winners from Crystal Rock, a half-sister by Fastnet Rock to stakes-winner Zizou from the family of Group I winners King’s Legacy, Oohood and champion sire Not a Single Doubt.

Middlebrook Valley Lodge sold a Hellbent yearling filly from Crystal Rock at Inglis Classic this year for $300,000 to Star Thoroughbreds / Randwick Bloodstock Agency.

Big Parade is the 12th stakes-winner for Newgate Farm’s Deep Field, who stands this spring at a fee of $88,000.



Race Result - Sydney Stakes Gr3 1200m

Randwick Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:09.51
Big Parade
T: Mark Newnham J: J Parr 58.5
5g Deep Field (AUS) x Crystal Rock (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Middlebrook Valley Lodge, Scone
B: S Summers
T: G Ryan & S Alexiou J: K Mc Evoy 58.5
5h Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Bahia (AUS) (Snippets (AUS))
Prime Candidate
T: Bjorn Baker J: Tim Clark 58.5
7g Denman (AUS) x Coolroom Candidate (AUS) (Mister C. (USA))
T: James Cummings J: J Bowman 58.5
7g Lonhro (AUS) x Yavanna (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Signore Fox
T: P & P Snowden J: J B Mc Donald 58.5
6h Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Sharp Susan (USA) (Touch Gold (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerry's Plains
B: Snowden Racing
T: John Thompson J: Rachel King 56.5
5m Deep Field (AUS) x Cattalo (AUS) (Tiger Hill (IRE))
MM Perth Yearling Sale $55,000
V:Western Breeders Alliance
B: Prime Thoroughbreds
T: C J Waller J: Tommy Berry 58.5
4g Pierro (AUS) x Sailing By (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $600,000
V:Coolmore Stud Jerry's Plains NSW
B: Jadeskye Racing/Brad Widdup Racing
T: John Thompson J: N Rawiller 58.5
5g Deep Field (AUS) x Only Words (AUS) (End Sweep (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Canning Downs Stud Darling Downs Qld
B: John Thompson
Enchanted Heart
T: K A Lees J: J R Collett 56.5
5m Shamus Award (AUS) x Shattered Heart (NZ) (Show A Heart (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Book 2 $80,000
V:Golden Grove Stud, Denman
B: Australian Bloodstock Pty Ltd
Flat Heaven
T: Bjorn Baker J: A B Collett 58.5
7g French Fifteen (FR) x Ammia (IRE) (Medicean (GB))
Rocketing By
T: M J Dunn J: S Clipperton 58.5
4h So You Think (NZ) x Across The Moon (AUS) (Stratum (AUS))
Inglis Scone Yearling Sale $22,000
V:Middlebrook Valley Lodge, Scone
B: David Pfieffer Racing / Ferguson Bloodstock
T: R & M Freedman J: Regan Bayliss 58.5
5g Deep Field (AUS) x Marmi (NZ) (Lion Heart (USA))
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