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Newton Prince Wins Listed Aquanita Stakes
At Ascot in Western Australia, Durham Lodge's 4-time Gr1-winning & 4-time Gr1-placed stallion Universal Prince (Scenic-Biscay Bird, by Bluebird) added a black-type success when 3YO gelding Newton Prince (Universal Prince-Newton Bewley, by Blackfriars) scored by 0.5-length for trainer Daniel Pearce in the $100,000 Listed Aquanita Stakes (1800m) for 3YOs, over 3YO filly Balmont Girl (Balmont-Pocket Aces, by Brief Truce) & fellow 3YO gelding Vital Edition (Vital Equine-Tip the Angel, by Tip the Pro). This was Newton Prince's maiden stakes victory and took his record to 3 wins and 2 placings from 5 starts for $108,300 earnings. Consigned by Durham Lodge, Newton Prince was purchased for $3,000 by Nigel Surman at the at the 2012 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale.