Newnham also had stints riding in Macau and Korea but his career shifted off the track, accompanying Waterhouse to yearling sales and working full-time with the champion trainer.
Newnham rode the brilliant colt Pierro in nearly all his work and did much of the build-up work with Fiorente in the lead-up to his 2013 Melbourne Cup win.
The natural progress of Mark’s career led him to take out his own trainer’s licence early in 2016, putting more than 30 years’ experience and the knowledge working closely with some of the world’s greatest racing names provides.
Mark has secured boxes at the world-class training centre at Warwick Farm but will soon have the scope to expand his numbers.
Mark has also been granted 24-boxes at Royal Randwick Racecourse in mid-2017.