Press Statement is a natural athlete. He was an undefeated Group 1 winning 2yo – 3 starts, 3 wins including the Group 1 BRC J.J. Atkins Stakes. He then went on to win the time-honoured Caulfield Guineas Gr.1 as a Spring 3yo, which has been won by successful stallions such as Lonhro, Redoute’s Choice, Luskin Star, All Too Hard, Vain, etc.
Press Statement retired in 2016 as the only colt of his year to win a Group 1 race at 2 and 3.
Press Statement became the 4th horse in history to claim the Group 1 mile double of the J.J. Atkins at 2 and the Caulfield Guineas at 3, joining greats like Mahogany and Luskin Star. In 2019 the 5th horse in history to do it was The Autumn Sun.
As far as pedigree goes, Press Statement is by Champion First & Second Season Sire Hinchinbrook and is the only commercial sire son of the late Hinchinbrook at stud. His dam Kaaptive Empress has produced 6 winners including 2 Gr.1 winners PRESSDAY and PRESS STATEMENT.
In 2019 Press Statement’s first yearlings hit the sales and made an immediate impact at the Magic Millions, selling to $340,000 and averaging $170,000 (over 6 times covering fee) in book 1. His first crop have been purchased by some of the best judges in the business including Star Thoroughbreds, Chris Waller, Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, Spicer Thoroughbreds, Triple Crown Syndications, Champion Thoroughbreds, Bjorn Baker… and the list goes on.
Early reports from breakers, pre-trainer and trainers are great as these youngsters move through the early stages of their education. The common report seems to be ‘natural ability’ and ‘great action’.
PRESS STATEMENT 6 wins-3 at 2-from 1100m to 1600m, A$1,832,275, MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, BRC JJ Atkins S., 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 76 progeny to race, 24 winners (31.0%), earnings of over $1.3 million, 1 stakes placegetter, inc.
Baby Wong (18c, More Than Ready, Zabeel). Placed at 2 in 2020-21, A$104,500, 2d BRC BJ McLachlan S., Gr.3, Qld Tatt's RC Winning Edge Doomben 2YO P., 3d BRC Phelan Ready S., L.
Spokesman (17g, Mujahid, Tierce). 2 wins at 2 in 2019-20, A$86,335, ATC Easter Monday 2YO H., Canterbury League Club 2YO P., 3d ATC Canterbury League Club 2YO H.
Incredulous Dream (17f, Keep the Faith, Kenmare). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1400m to 2020-21, A$94,900, MRC QMS Media P.
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). 3 wins-1 at 2-to 1250m to 2020-21, A$89,865, ATC Agency Real Estate H., Magna Grecia at Coolmore Australia 2YO H.
Hold the Press (17f, Encosta de Lago, Knights Choice). 2 wins at 1100m, 1200m in 2020-21, WRC Rat Tat Annual P.
Newsreader (17f, Thorn Park, Show a Heart). 2 wins at 1200m in 2020-21, A$211,835, GCTC Magic Millions P., ATC Vinery Stud H., 3d ATC Cellarbrations 2YO H., Impending at Darley H., Vinery Stallions P., 4th ATC Reginald Allen H., L.
Daily Bugle (18c, Danehill Dancer, Sir Tristram). Winner at 2 in 2020-21, 2d MRC Ive Print 2YO H.
Time Scale (17f, Hussonet, Zafonic). Winner at 1100m in 2020-21, 2d WATC Crossman Memorial P., 3d WATC Mrs Mac's Pi Day 2YO P.
El Santo (17g, Pins, Grosvenor). Winner at 1600m in 2020-21, 3d MVRC Bill Badger H.
Kitty Cat Chat (17f, Fast 'n' Famous, One Cool Cat). 3 wins to 1250m in 2020-21.
He's the News (17c, Agnes World, Keltrice). 2 wins at 1200m in 2020-21.
Paper Daisy (18f, Zizou, Redoute's Choice). Winner at 2 in 2020-21.
Ansu (18c, Big Brown, Zabeel). Winner at 2 in 2020-21.
Oakfield Arrow (17f, Perugino, Rustic Amber). Winner at 1300m in 2020-21.
Major Murphy (17g, General Nediym, Secret Savings). Winner at 2 in 2019-20.
O'Tartan Lass (17f, Testa Rossa, Tights). Winner at 1600m in 2020-21.
Argus (17g, Bernardini, Perugino). Winner at 1500m in 2020-21.
Victorella (17f, Stravinsky, Boston Harbor). Winner at 1200m in 2020-21.
Tawfiq Lass (17f, Purrealist, Silver Hawk). Winner at 1250m in 2020-21.
Silver Bo (17f, More Than Ready, Flying Spur). Winner at 1000m in 2020-21.
Marcher Sur l'Eau (17g, Sadler's Wells, Cozzene). Winner at 1350m in 2020-21.
Confessed (17f, Encosta de Lago, Hennessy). Winner at 1300m in 2020-21.
Pride of Kinross (17g, General Nediym, Zabeel). Winner at 2200m in 2020-21.
Mocial Chief (17g, Kheleyf, Sadler's Wells). Winner at 1350m in 2020-21.
The Storm in Me (18f, Over, Agincourt). Placed at 2 in 2020-21.
California Press (18c, Iffraaj, Sir Tristram). Placed at 2 in 2020-21.
Law Party (17g, Exceed and Excel, Singspiel). Placed at 3 in 2020-21, 2d ATC Agency Real Estate H.
Magnetic (17g, Lookin at Lucky, Keltrice). Placed at 3 in 2020-21.
Free Foal (17g, Lonhro, Bletchingly). Placed at 3 in 2020-21, 3d HKJC Pak Tam Chung H.
GW 2 wins
f:570 r:463 w:313 SW:21
GW 6 wins
f:2310 r:1879 w:1338 SW:169
GW 4 wins
f:2414 r:2083 w:1631 SW:347
|Pas de Nom||7|
GW 2 wins
f:7 r:7 w:7 SW:1
SW 7 wins
f:6 r:6 w:6 SW:3
GW 9 wins
f:828 r:739 w:602 SW:57
|Easy Date||Grand Chaudiere||19|
SW 2 wins
f:14 r:13 w:10 SW:2
|Storm Bird||Northern Dancer||2|
|A Realgirl||In Reality||21|
|KAAPTIVE EMPRESS (AUS)|
Wnr 9 wins
f:12 r:10 w:6 SW:2
GW 7 wins
f:364 r:277 w:140 SW:2
GW 7 wins
f:692 r:586 w:425 SW:46
|Sir Tristram||Sir Ivor||8|
|Eight Carat||Pieces of Eight||3|
Wnr 1 win
f:10 r:8 w:6 SW:2
|Sovereign Edition||Sovereign Path||4|
SW 6 wins
f:10 r:9 w:8
GW 6 wins
f:192 r:84 w:63 SW:11
|Rosetta Stone||Round Table||2|
f:12 r:11 w:10 SW:1
|Young Emperor||Grey Sovereign||6|
KAAPTIVE EDITION Champion 2YO in NZ. 7 wins-5 at 2-from 1100m to 2400m, NZ$195,750, A$982,000, STC BMW S., Gr.1, ARC Ellerslie Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, STC Phar Lap S., Gr.2, ARC Great Northern Foal S., Gr.3, Daniel le Brun Juvenile H., Avondale JC Ra Ora Classic Prelude, BOP RC Ascot Catering Company 2YO Sprint H., 2d AJC Derby, Gr.1, New Zealand Derby, Gr.1, Levin RC Bayer Classic, Gr.1, ARC Champagne S., Gr.3, MVRC BMW Vase, Gr.3, CJC Welcome S., L, 4th STC Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1, VATC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1. Sire of winners of over $4.1 million - 2 stakes winners, inc. TO BE FAIR, FOREST EXPRESS, etc. Maternal sire of winners of over $5.3 million - 3 stakes winners, inc. PRESSDAY, PRESS STATEMENT, DAS MACHEN.
KAAPTIVE EMPRESS, by Kaaptive Edition. 9 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$88,600, AJC Sledmere H., 3d STC Blackwoods Sutton Tools H., Bright Print H., Wentworthville Leagues Ladies Bowls H. Half-sister to Quaglino (dam of DINNER DATE), Maybe Yes (dam of THE MIGHTY LIONS, MARENOSTRO). Dam of twelve foals, ten to race, six winners, inc:-
PRESS STATEMENT (c. by Hinchinbrook). Subject horse.
PRESSDAY (c. by Domesday). 5 wins-4 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, US$27,480, A$852,400, BRC TJ Smith Classic, Gr.1, MRC Sandown Guineas, Gr.2, BRC Sires' Produce S., Gr.2, Champagne Classic, Gr.2, AJC Preferred Seating 2YO H., 3d AJC Skyline S., Gr.3, Santa Anita Joe Hernandez H., L. Sire.
NILE EMPRESS, by Upper Nile. 6 wins-2 at 2-from 6f to 1¼m, US$82,828, Garden State Oaklyn S., L, York Brewery Centenary S., 2d Garden State Bellmawr S., L, 3d Keystone Poquessing H., L. Dam of 10 named foals, 9 to race, 8 winners, inc:-
Kaaptive Empress. 9 wins. See above.
Nikmat. 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m, MVRC Sunicrust Bakeries H., 2d SAJC Carrington Champagne H., 3d VATC Nicopolis H., SAJC Dr Pepper Mile H.
Goin and Growin. 2 wins at 1½m, 2m, Haydock Hawthorn H.
Quaglino. 3 wins at 1200m, 1400m in Aust. Dam of-
DINNER DATE (Mossman). Winner at 2, A$80,307, MRC Merson Cooper S., L, 3d VRC Ottawa S., L, SAJC Alan Sheppard H., MRC Hyland Race Colours H.
Jackthegiantslayer (Excites). 6 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$157,030, to 2019-20, SAJC Farmers Union Iced Coffee P., 2d SAJC John Haigh's 90th Birthday H., AAMI H., James Boags H., J Snr Frankhuisen Birthday H., Heineken 3 H., Drink Driving? Grow Up H., Murray Bridge RC AM&ME Langsford Plasterboard Contractors H., 3d SAJC Birthday Cup, L, Murray Bridge RC Grandisons H.
Maybe Yes. Winner at 1200m in Aust. Dam of-
THE MIGHTY LIONS (Grosvenor). 6 wins from 1300m to 2250m, NZ$171,225, A$148,300, Avondale Gold Cup, Gr.1, VRC Rosteron Staff Rostering H., ARC Aim Proximity H., MRC Savoir H., Molly's Robe H., 2d Avondale Cup, Gr.1, TRC Hobart Cup, Gr.3, MRC Visit H., MVRC Mothers Milk Trophy H., 3d MRC Blink Bonny H., 4th Auckland Cup, Gr.1-twice, South Australian Oaks, Gr.1, GCTC Prime Minister's Cup, Gr.2, SAJC St Leger, L. Dam of-
VAQUERA (High Chaparral). 3 wins from 1400m to 1900m, A$213,630, Newcastle JC Tibbie S., Gr.3, ATC Australian Turf Club H., 2d ATC Darley P., 3d BRC Queensland Oaks, Gr.1, ATC Craven P., Gr.3, BRC Doomben Roses, Gr.3, ATC Might & Power H., 4th ATC City Tattersalls Club Cup, L. Producer.
Minnaleo. 4 wins at 1600m, 1800m, Otaki Maori RC Tui Backing a Winner H., 2d WRC Gazley Premier H. Dam of-
Lion's Roar (Contributer). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1850m, A$252,870, to 2020-21, 2d ATC Spring Champion S., Gr.1.
MARENOSTRO (Duelled). 10 wins from 1400m to 1600m, A$506,650, ATC Winter Challenge H., L, FIIG H., Neville Begg H., Forum Group H., McGrath Estate Agents H., All Too Hard at Vinery H., TAB Rewards H., 2d Hawkesbury RC Rowley Mile H., L, ATC Global Independent QC H., McGrath Estate Agents H., 3d ATC Doncaster Prelude, Gr.3, Premier's Cup Prelude H., Cellarbrations H., Dooleys H., Ranvet H., 4th ATC Winter S., L.
Promise Keeper (Success Express). 8 wins from 1200m to 1600m, NZ$37,525, S$502,555, Singapore TC Open H., Hawkes Bay Enterprise Motor Group Ltd H., Waikato RC Loch Haven Thoroughbreds H., Avondale JC Laurie Eccles H., Singapore TC Class 2 H., Class 2 H., Benchmark 97 H., 2d Singapore TC EW Barker Trophy, L, Kranji Mile, L, Glenmorgan Sprint Trophy, Taranaki RC New Zealand Bloodstock H., Waikato RC JR Ryan H., Singapore TC Merlion Trophy H., Marsiling H., Benchmark 97 H.-twice, 3d Singapore TC Star Prince Challenge, L, Class 1 H.-3 times, ARC Korean Air H., BOP RC Zest 2000 Ltd H.
Grandissima (Savabeel). 2 wins at 1950m, 2000m, 2d CJC Warstep S., L. Producer.
|At 2 :||BRC JJ Atkins S., Gr.1 (1600m beating Sagaronne and Look to the Stars), ATC (Rosehill) TAB Place Multi 2YO P. (1350m), ATC (Canterbury) TAB Place Multi H. (1100m)|
|At 3 :||MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1 (1600m beating Lizard Island and Ready for Victory), ATC (Rosehill) Hobartville S., Gr.2 (1400m beating Le Romain and Beauty Generation), Stan Fox S., Gr.2 (1500m beating Wonder Bb and Rageese), 2d ATC (Randwick) Randwick Guineas, Gr.1 (1600m to Le Romain and beating Gold Ambition), ATC (Rosehill) Run to the Rose H., Gr.2 (1200m to Exosphere and beating Holler), 3d ATC (Rosehill) George Ryder S., Gr.1 (1500m to Winx and Kermadec)|
World Thoroughbred Ranking: 115 (in 2015), 115 (in 2016).
Retired to stud in 2016. Below are some of his first foals born in 2017. Press Statement’s first crop hit the track in the 2019/20 season.