July 30, 2022 - Del Mar, Race 6, Msw, USD $80,000, 5 1/2F

Newgate, c, 2, 2020 by Into Mischief

1st Dam: Majestic Presence (GSP-USA, MSP-Can, $227,896), by Majestic Warrior
2nd Dam: Shining Victory, by Victory Gallop
3rd Dam: Phoenix Sunshine, by Encino

Owner: SF Racing LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables LLC, Robert E. Masterson, Stonestreet Stables LLC, Jay A. Schoenfarber, Waves Edge Capital LLC & Catherine Donovan
Breeder: Town & Country Horse Farms, LLC (KY)
Trainer: Bob Baffert

Newgate (c, 2, Into Mischief-Majestic Presence, by Majestic Warrior) ran to advanced billing and overwhelming 1-2 odds Saturday at Del Mar to become the latest 'TDN Rising Star' to represent the powerful conglomerate nicknamed The Avengers and an incredible 32nd by Spendthrift Farm's super sire Into Mischief.

Purchased during the opening session of last year's Keeneland September sale for $850,000 and presumably named after Australia's Newgate Farm, the handsome bay was ridden along by Hall of Famer John Velazquez and found only stablemate Hard to Figure (Hard Spun) quicker in the early stages. He continued to require some pedaling to keep up through an opening quarter of :21.78, but was clearly getting the better of Hard to Figure as they neared the straight. He put his rival away for good near a :44.90 half, and was ridden out from there to do it convincingly by 3 1/2 lengths in 1:03.89. Longshot Arrowthegreat (Arrogate) ran past Hard to Figure for second.

The Avengers and Baffert were also responsible for 2020 Horse of the Year Authentic (Into Mischief). Newgate was one of five (and by far the priciest) Into Mischiefs purchased by the group at last year's September sale.

Newgate's dam Majestic Presence was third in her local debut in 2014 over the all-weather behind Baffert-trained 'Rising Star' Luminance (Tale of the Cat), and graduated on the stretch out at second asking. She was fourth in a pair of Grade I events that season and contested the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, but had her best black-type finish when third in the GIII Delta Downs Princess behind champion Take Charge Brandi (Giant's Causeway).

Town & Country Horse Farms later acquired Majestic Presence for $360,000 at the 2017 Keeneland November sale in foal to Runhappy. Her 2019 colt, Just Like This (Candy Ride {Arg}), was a $250,000 yearling and aired by 8 1/2 lengths and earned an 85 Beyer Speed Figure when taking a July 15 $20,000 Saratoga maiden claimer out of which he was a voided claim. Newgate has a year-younger full-sister, and a foal half-brother by the aforementioned Authentic. Majestic Presence, a half to GSW Victress (Include) and closely related to GII Summertime Oaks heroine My Majestic Rose (Majestic Warrior), most recently visited Essential Quality.

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