An outstanding filly by a multiple Group 1 winning sire from a family boasting a tremendous mix of precocious speed and Group 1 middle distance performers.
“A magnificent filly and one of the best walkers on the ground. She hails from a great family and looks a real runner.” – Chris Ward.
This colt is by PRESS STATEMENT, a Group 1 winner at 2 and Group 1 Caulfield Guineas winner at 3, whose first crop progeny are off to a great start.
1st foal of a multiple winning close relation to Group 2 winner SHE WILL BE LOVED, Group 2 winning 2YOLUKE’S LUCK and Kiwi Group 1 stars LUCIA VALENTINA and DANZDANZDANCE.
Selected by Triple Crown’s Chris & Michael Ward. Selectors of REDZEL, HOT SNITZEL, PEGGY JEAN, DOTHRAKI, CHARLIE BOY, REELEM IN RUBY, MISSILE MANTRA, MOSS TRIP, MILITARY ZONE FLYING SNITZEL, CAVALRY ROSE, PATRONYME etc.
To be trained by the world renowned pair of Peter and Paul Snowden, trainers of Triple Crown’s 2017 ($10 million) and 2018 ($13 million) The Everest winner REDZEL and 2016 Golden Slipper winner CAPITALIST, EPAULETTE, RUSSIAN REVOULTION, SHOOTING TO WIN, SEPOY, PRIDE OF DUBAI, HOT SNITZEL, FORENSICS, PEGGY JEAN, DENMAN, GUELPH, EARTHQUAKE, HELMET, SKILLED, PURPLE, MENTAL, COMPLACENT & BENFICA etc.
There is a lot of excitement around the PRESS STATEMENTs and when you see this filly, you’ll know why.
The filly is a magnificent type and really stood out as one of the best walkers at the sales complex. Good walkers are usually good gallopers and she is a great walker!
Although he’s only had a handful of runners thus far – including the recent city winner Spokesman – PRESS STATEMENT matches up really well with this pedigree.
For starters, PRESS STATEMENT’s sire, HINCHINBROOK has 8 winners when ‘nicked’ with MAGIC ALBERT mares, including the juvenile Group 3 winner & 3YO MM Guineas heroine FLYING JESS.
Dig a little deeper though and you’ll find that this filly is closely related to Group 2-winning miler SHE WILL BE LOVED and multiple Group winning 2YO LUKE’S LUCK, but just as importantly, the family includes Kiwi Group 1 winning middle distance stars LUCIA VALENTINA and the cross Tasman performer DANZDANZDANCE (won Captain Cook & Zabeel Classic at successive starts and finished 3rd in the 2019 Group 1 Ranvet at Rosehill). A very exciting type!
What a terrific racehorse … Group 1 winner & unbeaten at 2, and a Group 1 winner at 3 in the ‘stallion making’ Caulfield Guineas!
PRESS STATEMENT was a brilliant juvenile who won 3 from 3 including the Group 1 JJ Atkins, which has been captured previously by leading sires such as Luskin Star, Zephyr Zip, Mossman, Show a Heart and Darci Brahma, while his ½ brother PRESSDAY also won the race.
“I believe Press Statement is a better horse than Zoustar and Brazen Beau were at the same stage … he’s a superstar colt” – trainer Chris Waller
A son of FASTNET ROCK’s ill-fated HINCHINBROOK (20 SWs from his first 4 crops including 4 Group 1 winners), PRESS STATEMENT trained on at 3 producing a further 3 wins and 3 Group placings. After winning the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas, Press Statement finished his career with a victory in the Group 2 Hobartville (easily defeating 3-time Group 1 winner LE ROMAIN), finished a neck second to LE ROMAIN in the Group 1 Randwick Guineas and then ran third behind WINX in the Group 1 George Ryder.
As well as being a ½ brother to another juvenile Group 1 winner, PRESS STATEMENT is out of the 9-time winner KAAPTIVE EMPRESS, who in turn is a ½ sister to the dam of Group 1 winner THE MIGHTY LIONS and Sydney stakes winner MARENOSTRO (10 wins). He is also closely related to Group winner and Group 1 ATC Oaks placegetter VAQUERA.
There is so much to like about this family given its blend of precocious speed and middle-distance performers. We believe she will make a terrific sprinter/miler – an ideal Guineas type.
This filly is the 1st foal of multiple-winning MAGIC ALBERT sprinter SOGNANI, who is in turn a ½ sister to Hong Kong sprinter SPRING WIN ($366,074).
SOGNANI’s dam, INANAME, was a dual winner over 1100m, but was also a ½ sister to 9 winners, among them the Group 2 Edward Manifold winner at Flemington SHE WILL BE LOVED, Group 2 WA Guineas runner-up (and sire) THORN DANCER, Flemington stakes-placed MYA and 4-time winning sprinter Red Queen, the dam of dual Group winning 2YO and 6-times stakes placed LUKE’S LUCK.
A lot of speed ‘up front’ for sure, but it is worth keeping in mind that other relations in this pedigree are dual Group 1-winning mare LUCIA VALENTINA and last season’s dual Group 1 winner DANZDANZDANCE (Captain Cook S., 1600m & Zabeel Classic, 2000m at successive starts) who also finished 3rd in the 2019 Group 1 Ranvet at Rosehill.
Notably, the HINCHINBROOK (sire of PRESS STATEMENT) x MAGIC ALBERT cross has produced 8 winners (from 11 runners) including Group winner FLYING JESS (who also defeated multiple Group 1 winner GLOBAL GLAMOUR in the MM 3YO Guineas).
Prizemoney opportunities like never before. . .
Please note that this outstanding filly is eligible and suited to target the following races:
$8,000,000 INGLISrace series(already nominated)
$3,500,000 Golden Slipper (already nominated)
$1,000,000 Golden Rose (already nominated)
In 2018/19, there was $809,109,018 distributed in prizemoney throughout Australia with stakes increasing by 92% in the last 10 years: the highest of any racing nation in the world. There are also 60 races worth $1 million or greater – including 9 x 2YO races – in Australia, whilst the phenomenal $14m The Everest is the pinnacle for the older horses.
The filly is also BOBS (Breeder Owner Bonus Scheme), and BOBS EXTRA eligible which means she will be running for millions of dollars in extra bonuses over and above any prizemoney. For example (using some standard race figures):
Metro Race (Saturday) – Prizemoney = $125,000 plus BOBS up to $40,000. Total on offer = $165,000!
Metro Race (Midweek) – Prizemoney = $50,000 plus BOBS up to $20,000. Total on offer = $70,000!
Provincial Race – Prizemoney = $35,000 plus BOBS up to $10,000. Total on offer = $45,000!
Country Race – Prizemoney = $22,000 plus BOBS up to $10,000. Total on offer = $32,000!
Peter Snowden was appointed Head Trainer of the Australian leg of world-class breeding and racing operation, Darley (now Godolphin) in 2008, a role in which he dominated Sydney racing for six years. During his time at Darley he enjoyed unmatched success winning the Sydney Trainer’s Premiership, notching 29 Group 1’s and 214 other stakes wins, amassing $76,743,659 in prizemoney.
Throughout his career, Peter has proved himself a superior trainer of 2yo’s. In May 2016 he won the world’s most valuable and prestigious juvenile race – the Golden Slipper – for a third time with CAPITALIST, adding to the list of multiple wins in the Blue Diamond, Sire’s Produce, T.J Smith and Champagne Stakes. In 2011, he oversaw a clean sweep of every juvenile Group 1 race, with SEPOY (Blue Diamond, Golden Slipper), HELMET (Sires’ Produce Stakes, Champagne Stakes) and BENFICA (T.J. Smith), a feat that had never before been accomplished.
Peter, also known as the modern day King of the Caulfield Guineas, has demonstrated himself as a superb developer of a horse into their third year, having won Australia’s most coveted 3yo race three times over the last eight years. Peter is rightly regarded as the most astute trainer in the industry.
Paul Snowden commenced his career as a track work rider before graduating to Assistant Trainer for Darley, where he ran the Melbourne stables with outstanding success. Paul prepared approximately 80-100 winners each season and oversaw SEPOY’S clean sweep of Melbourne’s 3yo and Open class sprinting events including Group 1 wins in the Manikato and Coolmore Stud Stakes.
Peter & Paul commenced their training partnership in 2014 and within their first 12 months recorded a remarkable five Group 1 wins including Caulfield Guineas winner SHOOTING TO WIN, as well as PRIDE OF DUBAI, HOT SNITZEL & MIRACLES OF LIFE. Peter & Paul have produced an endless list of outstanding racehorses including REDZEL, CAPITALIST, SEPOY, DENMAN, SHOOTING TO WIN, HOT SNITZEL, FORENSICS, PRIDE OF DUBAI, PEGGY JEAN, GUELPH, EARTHQUAKE, HELMET, EPAULETTE, SKILLED, CHARLIE BOY, MENTAL, COMPLACENT, BENFICA, BEADED, DOTHRAKI, INVADER, TYCOON TARA and RUSSIAN REVOLUTION etc.
In what was a great coup for both sides, Triple Crown and Team Snowden proudly announced an exclusive partnership in September 2014, which ensures that you, the Triple Crown owners, will always have a chance to race a horse with Team Snowden located at Sydney’s newly improved, world class racecourse Royal Randwick.
The syndicate is being formed at $10,990 per 10% share or $5,495 per 5% including GST.
The share price includes the purchase of the horse, breaking-in, Golden Slipper & Golden Rose nomination fee, Inglis Race Series fee, agistment, transport, ASIC compliance, insurance, pre-training, training, professional indemnity insurance, transport, vet, farrier, registration fees and all expenses prior to 1 May 2020.
Please note we are also able to accept Racing NSW BOBS vouchers as part payment, should you have any.
a) Naming Rights – Each owner will be entitled to the submission of one name suggestion for the horse per 5% shareholding. Once all shares have been sold Triple Crown will call for your name suggestions. A vote will then be conducted to select the name to be submitted to the Registrar of Racehorses.
b)Racing Colours– Red with white Triple Crown Syndications logo.