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4YO ch c 15.2 hh (Hazelwood Conman – Nonda Lets Talk Later) ASHS 192441
A son of the great Hazelwood Conman, Newman combines two of the champion sires of camp draft horses in Australia – Docs Freckles Oak and Romeo – with two of the best sires of cutting and cow horses in America – Jewels Leo Bars and Rey Jay.
And here is the icing on the cake: he carries two of the greatest mares in camp drafting, Lets Talk Later and Romance – both Queens of their Generation – as his dam and grand dam.
Let’s Talk Later is arguably the greatest daughter of the legendary Docs Freckles Oak. She remains the only horse in Australian history to make the finals of the Warwick Gold Cup (twice) and the Canning Downs as well as the finals of the NCHA Futurity, the NCHA Derby and the NCHA National Finals.
She won the 2000 Warwick Gold Cup, chalked up the highest aggregate in the Gold Cup and Canning Downs (fastest round – 22 seconds). She also won the Walcha Golden Gate and the Proston Golden Spurs, ran second in the Pearl of the North and second at the NCHA National Finals. After only five years in competition, Let’s Talk Later was retired to stud as a 9YO following a near-fatal illness in 2001.
The Real Deal
Newman is an imposing individual with size, strength and temperament. He has the presence of a great sire.
“I really like this horse. I rode him and he was a very good horse.”
Movie Star Looks
Named after the iconic movie star Paul Newman, his electrifying blue eyes and chestnut colouring comes from three crosses of Doc Bar in his female pedigree – a perfect 4M x 5F x 6F balance – along with the influence of Jewels Leo Bars, Lightening Bars, Leo, Sugar Bars and Rey Jay.
Newman carries a number of legendary thoroughbred sires in his female family, including 3 crosses of the iconic Nearco, considered the father of the modern thoroughbred, and 3 crosses of tough Melbourne Cup winner Hall Mark. There are also 4 crosses of the influential Valais (sire of Young Valais) as well as the presence of Commandant (sire of Elliot’s Creek Cadet). Both sires have made an enormous contribution to the stock horse breed.
Significantly, Newman’s closest Thoroughbred influences – Commandant and Skywatch – both flow into his pedigree in a balanced 4X male – 4X female.
“What a shame that a colt of Newman’s conformation and depth of breeding won’t have the opportunity to compete. We know that champions come from within certain families and his is a family of champions. I hope the campdraft industry gives him the opportunity to prove his worth as a sire and, in doing so, build a legacy for the Blue Kite Fund.”
Boy from the Bush
Newman is a member of the Rotorua family founded nearly ninety years ago at Nonda Downs station, Julia Creek, NW Qld by a family of horsemen – N.H. Brown, his son Reg and his grand-daughter Heather. The famous Cloncurry Stockmen’s Challenge and the legendary silver quart pot is Reg Brown’s fitting memorial.
Despite its small size, the Rotorua family have produced generations of tough, genuine horses including the sire Nonda Native Son, who – with only a station mustering season for fitness – teamed up beside the Outback legend R.M.Williams to complete the 242 km Winton to Longreach Endurance Ride in 1983.
While Native Son died prematurely – he sired only 32 foals – they included the likes of Nonda Bebopaloopa (Champion Polocrosse Horse of Australia and dam of the 2012 Nat Buchanan winner Kildare Belle) Woodbridge Gazelle (Barastoc Horse of the Year) Nonda Native Whimsey (Station Hack Brisbane Royal (Ian Francis).
The family also includes Native Son’s full sister Nonda Night Bird (Station Hack Brisbane Royal, Junior State Champion Working Horse of Qld (Ian Francis) her daughters Bounceback (dam of Novice horse Military Cross) Sweet Dreams (dam of Let’s Talk Later (Warwick Gold Cup) Nonda Seventh Heaven (six novice wins, second in the ACA Super Quest, third ACA Rookie Horse of the Year (Ben Hall) Sweet Chrissie (Terry Hall) Tibet, etc.
“This colt has all the attributes of his great father and mother – conformation, mind and ability. He had a very promising future.”
Another daughter of Night Bird is Allnightlong, dam of Nonda One Dark Night (‘Darkie’) Champion Open Horse , brilliant cut out horse etc (Tony Hick), Nonda Charlie Peno (S.A. Futurity winner, multiple Open winner, brilliant cut out horse, led the Great Australian Cattle Drive averaging 40kms a day for 5 weeks (Bill Willoughby). The youngest daughter of Night Bird at stud is Happy Ever After (dam of Democracy).
“A pedigree like this is a start not to be missed, and combined with his good conformation and looks will assure this colt his place in breeding history”.
The Newman Blue Kite Fund
Newman showed extraordinary ability on cattle before he suffered a freak accident as a 2YO.
Since we believe in moving forward, ten per cent of all Newman’s future earnings at stud will be donated to a new fund that has been created to assist the families of injured Campdrafters. Like so many courageous people, Newman knows that life can change in a moment. We also plan to give breedings to help support our seriously injured competitors. They can either enjoy watching their Newman progeny compete – or they can treat them as an investment and sell them for a profit. OVH Repro at Oakey Veterinary Hospital will donate collection costs as well. It’s our way to support our industry and our injured horsemen and women – and to give them something special to live for as well.