Press Statement Overview
Press Statement was the only colt of his generation to win a Group 1 at two and three and he’s on track for a Group 1 stud career.
Chris Waller trained Press Statement to complete the J J Atkins Stakes – Caulfield Guineas double and among their 2yo winners this season has been Sydney colt Spokesman who doubled up at Canterbury and Warwick Farm.
“Press Statement didn’t start racing until April of his juvenile season and he finished that first season as an undefeated Group 1 winner,” Vinery General Manager Peter Orton said. “We are now starting to see some talented stock of his following the same pattern and we expect them to really hit their straps when they turn three.”
Ciaron Maher & David Eustace train his first-crop winners Incredulous Dream, Major Murphy and Equation while there are a couple of promising fillies in Sydney with Waller (Giovanna Run) and John O’Shea (Newsreader).
Incredulous Dream was the top-priced yearling from Press Statement’s first-crop when making $340,000 to Brad Spicer at the 2019 Gold Coast Magic Millions. “She reminded me so much of Commanding Jewel that we had to have her,” Spicer explained following a debut win at Bendigo in February. “She should develop into a serious 3yo filly next season.”
Spicer had syndicated Commanding Jewel after buying her from Vinery Stud at the 2011 Gold Coast Yearling Sale and she won a Thousand Guineas Gr.1 at Caulfield. He won a bidding duel with Sheikh Hamdan’s bloodstock adviser Angus Gold to buy Incredulous Dream on the Gold Coast.
“She was high-priority but I was worried when Angus was on her, too,” Spicer admitted. “We will give her every chance to come good for the classics.”
Vinery Stud stands Press Statement for a ‘Payment on Live Foal’ service fee of $13,750 (inc GST).
Press Statement Pedigree
|FASTNET ROCK (AUS)|
|PICCADILLY CIRCUS |
|SNIPPETS' LASS (AUS)|
|SNOW FINCH |
|KAAPTIVE EMPRESS (AUS)|
|KAAPTIVE EDITION (NZ)|
|NILE EMPRESS (USA)|
|UPPER NILE |
|I ASSUME |
Press Statement Progeny
PRESS STATEMENT 6 wins-3 at 2-from 1100m to 1600m, A$1,832,275, BRC JJ Atkins S., Gr.1, MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, ATC Hobartville S., Gr.2, Stan Fox S., Gr.2, TAB Place Multi 2YO P., TAB Place Multi H., 2d ATC Randwick Guineas, Gr.1, Run to the Rose H., Gr.2, 3d ATC George Ryder S., Gr.1. He entered stud in Aust. in 2016. Sire of 32 progeny to race, 7 winners (21.0%), earnings of over $310,000, inc.
Spokesman (17c, Mujahid, Tierce). 2 wins at 2 in 2019-20, A$81,835, ATC Easter Monday 2YO H., Canterbury League Club 2YO P., 3d ATC Canterbury League Club 2YO H.
Giovanna Run (17f, Iffraaj, Sir Tristram). Winner at 2 in 2019-20, A$94,750, ATC Everest Carnival on Sale 2YO H., 2d ATC Grunt Standing at Yulong 2YO H.
Equation (17c, Onemorenomore, Flying Spur). Winner at 2 in 2019-20, ATC Magna Grecia at Coolmore Australia 2YO H.
Incredulous Dream (17f, Keep the Faith, Kenmare). Winner at 2 in 2019-20.
Major Murphy (17c, General Nediym, Secret Savings). Winner at 2 in 2019-20.
Kitty Cat Chat (17f, Fast 'n' Famous, One Cool Cat). Winner at 1250m in 2020-21.
El Santo (17c, Pins, Grosvenor). Winner at 1600m in 2020-21.
Press Start (17f, Testa Rossa, Seattle Dancer). Placed at 2 in 2019-20, 3d BRC TAB 2YO P.
Pressita (17f, Magic Albert, End Sweep). Placed at 2 in 2019-20, 3d ATC Astern at Darley 2YO P.
Time Scale (17f, Hussonet, Zafonic). Placed at 2 in 2019-20, 3d Perth Racing Mrs Mac's Pi Day 2YO P.
O'Tartan Lass (17f, Testa Rossa, Tights). Placed at 2 in 2019-20.
Silver Bo (17f, More Than Ready, Flying Spur). Placed at 2 in 2019-20.
Newsreader (17f, Thorn Park, Show a Heart). Placed at 2 in 2019-20, 3d ATC Cellarbrations 2YO H.
Media Man (17g, Encosta de Lago, Diesis). Placed at 2 in 2019-20.
Full Press (17g, Northern Meteor, Laranto). Placed at 2 in 2019-20.
Hypnosis (17c, O'Reilly, Scenic). Placed at 3 in 2020-21.
Mori's Press (17f, Street Cry, Quest for Fame). Placed at 3 in 2020-21.
Press Statement Acceptances
|2020-09-16T00:00:00+12:00: 16:20, Race 6, ATC Bowermans Commercial Furniture H. (1300m) $50,000; 3yo f Giovanna Run (Press Statement-Giovanna Bella (NZ) by Iffraaj (GB))|
|2020-09-16T00:00:00+12:00: 13:00, Race 1, Bendigo JC Bet365 Top Tote Plus Maiden P. (1100m) $50,000; 3yo g Lovethewayyoulie (Press Statement-Theodora by Sebring)|
Press Statement 1-2-3 Results
|12/09/2020: Mori's Press () 3yo f (Press Statement-Suemori by Street Cry (IRE));|
3rd Toowoomba TC Subzero Airconditioning Maiden P., $19,000 1110m, earning $1,700
|11/09/2020: El Santo () 3yo c (Press Statement-Lucha Libre (NZ) by Pins);|
1st Swan Hill JC M Lloyd-Apprentice of the Year Maiden P., $35,000 1600m, earning $19,250
|04/09/2020: Hypnosis () 3yo c (Press Statement-Spellbinder (NZ) by O'Reilly (NZ));|
3rd Canberra RC O'Connor Refrigeration Maiden H., $20,000 1200m, earning $1,700
|14/08/2020: Hypnosis () 3yo c (Press Statement-Spellbinder (NZ) by O'Reilly (NZ));|
3rd Goulburn DRC Kosciusko Maiden H., $20,060 1025m, earning $2,100
|18/07/2020: Giovanna Run () 2yo f (Press Statement-Giovanna Bella (NZ) by Iffraaj (GB));|
1st ATC Everest Carnival on Sale 2YO H., $125,000 1400m, earning $58,000
|09/07/2020: Full Press () 2yo g (Press Statement-Max it Out by Northern Meteor);|
3rd Clarence River JC NBN Springboard to Fame 2YO P., $45,000 1200m, earning $4,000
|01/07/2020: Giovanna Run () 2yo f (Press Statement-Giovanna Bella (NZ) by Iffraaj (GB));|
2nd ATC Grunt Standing at Yulong Maiden 2YO H., $50,000 1150m, earning $8,950
|14/03/2020: Time Scale () 2yo f (Press Statement-Before the Present by Hussonet (USA));|
3rd Perth Racing Mrs Mac's Pi Day 2YO P., $70,000 1200m, earning $6,300