Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: Steve Hart
Mark Newnham predicts dual Group One winner Shadow Hero to be a smash hit in Hong Kong

Mark Newnham predicts dual Group One winner Shadow Hero to be a smash hit in Hong Kong as he looks toward the next generation of horses to carry his stable into the future.

The sale of the Randwick Guineas winner to Hong Kong interests was confirmed last week in a deal worth more than $3 million.

Newnham said it was never about money for Shadow Hero’s former owners, also based in Hong Kong, but rather a transaction borne out of the travel restrictions and uncertainty caused by the coronavirus.

“It didn’t really come down to money because there have been big offers for him all the way through from this time last year,” Newnham said.

“But the owners aren’t able to travel out here and watch him now. They weren’t able to come for the last two runs this prep and wouldn’t be able to come out here for the spring.

“There was a lot of factors in it and not really based upon money.

“It’s sad to see him go because I still think the best is ahead of him but he’s the right type of horse to do well there.”

Shadow Hero has been purchased to contest Hong Kong’s rich race series for four-year-olds which culminates in the Derby.

As Newnham’s stable star, he will be difficult to replace, but the trainer is optimistic he can continue to build on his success of the past two seasons

“We’ve got a good group of young horses so something there will put its hand up,” Newnham said.

“We’re getting quite a few yearlings through the stable at the moment.

“They’re all having their two-week look around, they get into the routine and then go back out.”

Of his more established brigade, Splintex shapes as a horse who could spearhead Newnham’s spring.

The winner of the Group Two Arrowfield 3YO Stakes during the autumn, a race claimed by Everest hopeful Classique Legend last year, Splintex has won five of his nine starts and continues to improve.

Quackerjack has also risen through the ranks to capture the Villiers Stakes and Liverpool City Cup at his most recent preparations, while filly Quintessa shows staying promise, placing behind Colette in the ATC Australian Oaks and Adrian Knox Stakes.

*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Alligator Blood’s trainer and owners part ways

Trainer David Vandyke will not be the trainer of star Queensland galloper Alligator Blood when the horse returns. David Vandyke...

Railway Stakes results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Railway Stakes. The Railway Stakes was raced at Ascot racecourse on 21/11/2020....

Tokoriki Lad wins in unusual fashion

Punters watching the last race at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday did a quick double-take and then they still had...

The Gong results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 The Gong. The Gong was raced at Kembla Grange racecourse on 21/11/2020....

Ballarat Cup results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Ballarat Cup. The Ballarat Cup was raced at Ballarat racecourse on 21/11/2020....

Star Queenslander Rothfire recovering well

For Rothfire, the Group 1 Golden Rose, back on September 26, was meant to be the final stepping-stone towards participation...

Connections turn down huge money for exciting stayer

Connections of exciting stayer Ain’tnodeeldun have turned down big money from Hong Kong interests. Co-trainer Sam Freedman has confirmed offers...

Racing officials reviewing use of whip

A study commissioned by the RSPCA has put the issue of whip use back in the spotlight after it found...

Stud career looms for Cox Plate winner

A stud career for Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet is nearing although trainer Ciaron Maher will look to add a...

Winterbottom Stakes

The is a  race held at each year over and is known to be Western Australia’s premier sprint event. The race...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

Copyright © 2020 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit or