Sydney businessman Paul Tuck has retired iron-horse Newton’s Rings. The veteran gelding bowed out of racing with courageous fourth in the Muswellbrook Cup on Melbourne Cup day.
Newton’s Rings (11g Spectrum – Primas by Luskin Star) was bred in the Upper Hunter Valley by River Ridge Stud owner Mary Hallett.
By former Yarraman Park sire Spectrum, Newton’s Rings was passed in at the 2002 Inglis Classic yearling sale before joining Jeff Englebrecht’s stables at Muswellbrook.
Tuck raced the gelding with grazier Nigel White for 22 wins in 97 starts with earnings over $795,000.
Englebrecht saddled him up in 24 stakes races for Listed wins in the Gosford Pacesetter Stakes and Scone Cup. He also finished a short head second to Eremien in the G2 Chelmsford Stakes at Randwick.
The Hawkesbury San Miguel Cup, Coonamble Cup and Tamworth Cup were other feature race wins during nine seasons of racing.
His dam Primas has a 2yo colt by Hard Spun but has missed to fellow Darley sires Musket and Any Given Saturday for the last two years.
Newton’s Rings will retire to Nigel White’s property at Mudgee.