Sire: Press Statement
Dam: Lady Primrose
Foaled: Oct 08, 2018
Trainer: Archie Alexander
Our final purchase at Magic Millions in Adelaide was a bit like the third kid kid, you didn’t plan on having him but you would of course never give them away for anything. Having already bought two horses for the sale we were happy to pass on this guy as we thought he would make at least $80k. He was passed in for $45k and bloodstock agent Jeremy Rogers begged us to make retail king Gerry Harvey an offer. We cheekily offered $40k but Gerry drives a hard bargain and we settled on $45k with a wry smile on our faces.
Press Statement was a star as a racehorse and by super sire in Hinchinbrook he was unbeaten as a 2YO and won the stallion making Caulfield Guineas as a 3YO. His oldest progeny are now 2YO’s and they are showing a lot of promise as the trainers feedback is that they have good ability and more importantly they are good tough horses who cope well with training. This colt has a lovely pedigree not just on the sire side but his dam Lady Primrose by More Than Ready was unraced but has already had one horse to the races for one win and her grandam Primrose Sands was by the breed shaping Zabeel.
This colt has all the trademarks of being a real 1400m to 2000m classic 3YO type and with the rockstar looks we will give the keys to Ballarat trainer Archie Alexander as we believe he will be the perfect match for this guy.
BAY OR BROWN COLT (AUS)
|Foaled 8th October 2018|
PRESS STATEMENT (AUS) (Bay 2012-Stud 2016). 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. Half-brother to SW Pressday (BRC TJ Smith Classic, Gr.1). Closely related to SW The Mighty Lions, etc. Sire of Spokesman, Incredulous Dream and of the placegetters Press Start, Pressita, Time Scale, etc. His oldest progeny are 2YOs.
LADY PRIMROSE, by More Than Ready. Unraced. Half-sister to Formula One Racer. This is her third foal. Her second foal is a 2YO. Dam of one foal to race-
Hard Lady (f. by All Too Hard). Winner at 1300m in 2019-20 in Aust.
PRIMROSE SANDS, by Zabeel. 9 wins from 1200m to 2000m, A$219,935, STC Parramatta Cup, L, VRC Spring is the Season H., NSW Tatt's RC Cabravale Diggers New Year's Day H., STC Hudson Timber & Hardware Welter H., Meriton Wests Tigers H., Business Solutions Welter H., Peter A Lawson Memorial H., 3d VRC Turnbull S., Gr.2, 4th AJC Toy Show H., L. Half-sister to Umiko. Dam of 8 foals, 5 to race, 3 winners, inc:-
Formula One Racer (Anabaa). 2 wins at 1200m, 2050m, BTC Alf Said the Good Guys H., QTC Mahogany P., 2d Singapore TC Kranji C S., Graduation S., Class 3 H., 3d BTC Doomben Classic, Gr.3, Waste Trans H., City Pacific Finance H., Singapore TC Class 4 H., 4th BTC Rough Habit P., Gr.3.
Nee de Papa. 4 wins to 1200m in Aust.
Sabi Sands. 2 wins at 1400m in Aust.
Proletaire. Placed to 2019-20 in Aust.
KYLEMORE, by Prince Echo. Winner at 1200m in NZ. Half-sister to
PRIMROSE SANDS (Zabeel). 9 wins. See above.
Umiko (Western Symphony). Winner at 1200m, 3d Waikato RC Guineas Trial, L. Dam of-
Winning Parade. 3 wins at 1200m, HKJC Singapore H., Causeway Bay H., Endeavour H., 2d HKJC Fa Yuen H., Songhua Jiang H., Nga Tsin Wai H., 3d HKJC Shum Shui Po H., Detroit H., Ngong Ping H.
Club Med Sands. Unplaced. Dam of-
Arrow in the Sand (Fast 'n' Famous). 3 wins at 1400m, 1600m, NZ$78,400, A$2,800, Waikato RC Lodge Real Estate S., 2d Wairarapa Thoroughbred Breeders' S., L, Waikato RC Dunstan Feeds Championship Qualifier H., ARC Hallmark Stud Mile H., Mainstream Plumbing & Gasfitting H., 3d Te Aroha Cup, Waikato RC Fairview Motors H.
Kyzeel. 2 wins at 1550m, 2000m, Hawkes Bay Forbes & Co H., 3d Rotorua RC Rydges Rotorua Hotel H.
Olive or Twist. 2 wins at 1650m, HKJC Thrush H., New York H., 2d HKJC Tai Lam Chung H., Tsui Ping H., Southorn H., Stubbs H., 3d HKJC Hennessy H., Wu Kau Tang H.
Zsabelle. 4 wins from 1800m to 2000m in South Africa. Producer.
Front Rider. 2 wins at 1400m, 2000m in NZ. Producer.
VALENCIA, by Bismark II. 5 wins at 1200m, 1400m, ARC Railway H., Gr.1, Newmarket H., Rotorua RC Battle Eve S., 2d ARC Railway H., Gr.1, Waikato RC Lion Brown Sprint, Gr.1, Te Aroha JC New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.2, Avondale JC Concorde H., Gr.3, 3d WRC Telegraph H., Gr.2, 4th BOP RC Racing Personalities S., L. Sister to VICE REGAL, (OF) STAR QUALITY, Vale, half-sister to HAMMED,
Castanets. Winner at 1200m, AJC Waikiki H., 2d STC Midlands Public School 2YO Fillies H., 3d VATC Avon H. Dam of-
GLAMMIS (Marauding). Winner at 2, A$308,900, VRC Bloodhorse Breeders' S., Gr.2, 2d VATC WJ Adams 2YO H., 3d STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, Reisling Slipper Trial S., Gr.2, VRC Talindert H., L. Producer.
BOLSTER (Marauding). 4 wins-2 at 2-from 1000m to 1600m, AJC TL Baillieu H., L, QTC British Airways 2YO S., 2d STC Yootha 2YO H.
Martanets (Marauding). 2 wins at 1200m, 1250m, STC Star of Heaven H., 2d AJC Time & Tide 2YO H., Divide & Rule H., Caspian H., STC Central H., 3d Illawarra 2YO Classic, Gr.3, AJC Melodrama H., NSW Tatt's RC JW Thompson H., AJC La Perouse H., Theo Green H., Gold Rod 2YO H., Talking H., STC Always Welcome H., Grammar Lad H., Forstaff Personnel H., 4th STC Skyline S., Gr.3.
Gypsy Fire. Unraced. Dam of-
Gyffies. Winner at 1100m in Aust. Dam of-
Shona. Unplaced. Dam of-
ETHIOPIA (Helenus). Top Male of 2011-12 Australasian 3YO Classification (Extended). Winner at 2400m, A$1,295,400, Australian Derby, Gr.1, 2d MVRC Alister Clark S., Gr.2, 3d MRC Autumn Classic, Gr.2, Harry White Classic, L, 4th MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1, VRC Lexus S., Gr.3.