Mark Newnham
Age: 56
Background:
Renowned for a diligent and patient approach to training his horses, Mark Newnham’s career in racing spans over 30 years and includes stints under Australian Racing Hall of Fame trainers Bart Cummings and Gai Waterhouse. Alongside Cummings, Newnham worked with turf superstars such as Campaign King, Beau Zam, Tristanagh, Sky Chase and 1990 Melbourne Cup winner Kingston Rule. Newnham spent time in Europe but returned to Australia to begin a riding apprenticeship with Gai Waterhouse in the late 1990s. Their relationship thrived and after short riding stints overseas, Newnham went on to work full-time with Waterhouse where he played a vital role in her continued success. He rode the great Pierro in trackwork before winning the 2012 Golden Slipper and he did the same for Fiorente in the lead-up to his 2013 Melbourne Cup win. Newnham took out his licence to train in 2016 and was stabled in Sydney, Australia before switching to Hong Kong to continue his career ahead of the 2023/24 season. The handler has been a regular figure in the ultra-competitive Sydney championship’s top 10 with his stable producing standout performers Shadow Hero, Maid Of Heaven, Nakeeta Jane, Splintex and Quackerjack among over 400 career wins, including over 40 at black type level.
Achievements:
Thoroughbred Excellence Award (2015).
Notable Wins Include:
Spring Champion Stakes (2018 Maid Of Heaven, 2019 Shadow Hero), Randwick Guineas (2020 Shadow Hero), Surround Stakes (2019 Nakeeta Jane).
Hong Kong Career Wins (at start of 2023/24 season)0.

23/24 Season         Up to Race Meeting of 20/04/2024
Stakes won : $20,167,975 No. of Wins : 20 Total Runners : 233
No. of Wins in past 10 race days : 4 No. of 2nds : 10 Win % : 8.58%
No. of 3rds : 6
No. of 4ths : 14

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