This week saw another Everest contender announced. The Joe Pride-trained Think About It was selected for Newgate Farm’s slot. Newgate has only recently taken over the majority of the slot from Greg and Barbara Ingham of GPI Racing. With the recent prize money increase of the race to $ 20 million, what better time to gain a slot than now?
This is a very exciting opportunity for not only the trainer, and syndicate, but also Newgate who were involved in his life from birth. Think About It will be the second runner for Proven Thoroughbreds who also had Private Eye in last year’s field. This will also be the fourth year for Joe Pride who has previously trained Private Eye and cult horse Eduardo.
Going Full Circle
Think About It was initially bred by the Kolivas Family who own Lightning Thoroughbreds. Newgate was entrusted with birthing and raising the gelding by So You Think (NZ) on their farm. He was then to be sold in the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale with Newgate being the vendor. He was then sold to Proven Thoroughbreds for $70,000. With all this in mind, a win would be all the more meaningful for the first-time slot owners.
Newgate Aiming For The Top
Newgate Stud has a fantastic strike rate with not only their breeding stock but also their farm graduates. They have so far had 675 individual winners with 11 of those being Group 1 winners. They have been top vendors at most of the major sales. This year they were the leading vendor at the recent Magic Millions Yearling Sale selling 54 yearlings equating $17,225,000.
There is no doubt that purchasing a yearling either bred or raised by Newgate is a quality investment. Darby Racing currently has a filly by Newgate stallion Brutal listed on our marketplace. She was purchased from the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale earlier this year where Newgate was also the leading vendor for that sale. Be sure to check out her listing below or in our syndicate Ownership marketplace.