Explosive sprinter Deep Field has been retired to cover his first book of mares at Newgate Farm later this year.
Deep Field (4h Northern Meteor – Listen Here by Elusive Quality) bows out after fading from view in the G1 The Galaxy at Rosehill last month. A service fee will be announced in the coming week.
“He’s a horse with amazing presence and a powerful sprinter’s physique,” Newgate managing director Henry Field said. “He won his first five starts in succession by a combined 24 lengths.”
Deep Field is a brother G1 Caulfield Guineas winner Shooting To Win and sold for $440,000 at the 2012 Inglis Easter Sale. He broke the Canterbury 1100 metres track record earlier this season and then reached a career high with wins in the LR Lightning Stakes (1100m) at Randwick and G2 Salinger Stakes (1200m) at Flemington
The ultra-good looking son of ill-fated super sire Northern Meteor is from the stallion producing family of Commands and Danewin. With speed to burn from the gate, everything about Deep Field’s pattern of racing and level of natural ability was reminiscent of his sire who was also retired after a brief career.
Deep Field didn’t win a Group 1, nevertheless, he’s a great addition to Newgate’s Aberdeen roster according to Field. “I’ve been chasing him since he broke his maiden by 10 lengths,” Field said. “I reckon I was the first person to call (owner) Alan Bell and say this is an incredible horse, so we’ve been there from the get-go.”