Newton has his first crop of two-year-olds racing this season and was credited with a first success when Sir Newton scored over 1500m at Scottsville on Wednesday.
Irish-bred Newton won three races over 1000/1400m in Ireland, two of them at Listed level, and finished second in the Gr 3 Killavullan Stakes. He finished sixth in both the Irish 2000 Guineas and its French equivalent, and earned a Timeform rating of 101.
Newton is another in a growing list of sons of Danehill to enter stud in South Africa. Amongst Danehill’s most successful sons at stud internationally are Rock Of Gibraltar, Redoute’s Choice, Flying Spur, Dansili, Danehill Dancer (sire of 2011 Investec Oaks winner Dancing Rain), Desert King, and Exceed And Excel. Other promising Danehill stallions include Holy Roman Emperor, Oratorio, and Aussie Rules.
Newton is out of the Be My Guest mare Elite Guest, who won one raced in France and who finished third at both Gr 3 and Listed level. She is also the dam of Amigoni, a full brother to Newton who was a Gr 3 winner in Ireland and a Gr 2 runner-up in the USA. Newton’s second dam Elevate (by Ela-Mana-Mou) was a Stakes placed winner of two race. She is the dam of UK Gr 3 winner Capal Garmon and the second dam of Japanese Gr 1 winner Admire Hope and of Japanese Gr 3 winner Admire Fuji. Newton’s third dam Sunny Valley produced three times Gr 1 winner and Epsom Oaks heroine Sun Princess as well as Gr 1 winner Saddler’s Hall. Sunny Valley is the ancestress of a host of top class horses including St Leger winner Millenary, three times Gr 1 winner Petrushka, and dual Gr 1 winner (and now SA-based sire) Spectrum.
Eleven-year-old Newton retired to Bush Hill Stud, Mooi River, in 2007. His fee in 2010 was published as R6000 live foal.