Newgate acquires interest in Brutal

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The stud career of Brutal (NZ) (O'Reilly {NZ}) has been secured with Newgate Farm and partners purchasing an interest in the G1 Doncaster H. winner.

The lightly-raced entire will remain in training as a 4-year-old with the long range intention he be retired to stand at the Hunter Valley farm in 2020.

Prepared by Team Hawkes, Brutal was a runaway debut winner as a juvenile over 1200 metres at Caulfield and trained on at three to finish runner-up to Winx (Street Cry {Ire}) in the Group 1 George Ryder S., before winning the Doncaster.

Brutal winning the G1 Doncaster

“Brutal is just one of those extra special horses that showed rare talent from day one and to win a Doncaster at just his seventh start is something that only the really exceptional ones can do,” John Hawkes said.

“We are thrilled he is staying in training because the world is his oyster.”

“We are thrilled he is staying in training because the world is his oyster.” - John Hawkes.

Newgate’s Henry Field said Brutal had all the necessary attributes to be a successful stallion.

“With his wonderful genetic make-up and phenomenal dark good looks, he is going to be a bullseye stallion prospect at the end of his racing career. It is very rare to see Team Hawkes have such confidence in a horse.”

Brutal was bought out of Mapperley Stud’s draft at the 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock Yearling Sale for NZ$220,000 and has already won $2.2 million for his original ownership group, which includes Rupert Legh.

Trainers Michael (left) and Wayne (right) Hawkes with part-owner Rupert Legh

“We are extremely happy with the deal we have done with Newgate,” Legh said. “We have sold 50 per cent on the agreement that Brutal will race on next season.

“We have sold 50 per cent on the agreement that Brutal will race on next season. " - Rupert Legh.

“Our intention is that he will compete in all the major races with the Golden Eagle his target in the spring. However no race is out of the question.”

Brutal is a son of the Group 3 performer Alberton Princess (NZ) (Golan {Ire}), whose four foals to race have all been successful and includes the Listed Murdoch Newell S. winner Talaria (NZ) (O’Reilly {NZ}).

The dam is a three-quarter sister to the G3 Eclipse S. winner Lady Alberton (NZ) and a half-sister to the G2 Matamata Breeders’ S. winner Te Akau Rose (NZ) (Thorn Park).

Alberton Princess is also a half-sister to the dams of the black type winners Cavalry Rose (Charge Forward) and Testarhythm (Testa Rossa) and the family of the G2 Waikato Guineas winner and Group 1 performer Wyndspelle (NZ) (Iffraaj {GB}).