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 2 Gr.1 winners already (inc. PRESSDAY) and 6 winners.
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 in book 1.
1st BRC JJ Atkins S., Gr.1 (1600m, beating Sagaronne and Look To The Stars)
1st ATC TAB Place Multi 2YO P. (1350m)
1st ATC TAB Place Multi H. (1100m)
1st MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1 (1600m, beating Lizard Island and Ready For Victory)
1st ATC Hobartville S., Gr.2 (1400m, beating Le Romain and Montaigne)
1st Stan Fox S., Gr.2 (1500m, beating Shards and Rageese)
2nd ATC Randwick Guineas, Gr.1 (1600m, to Le Romain, beating Gold Ambition)
2nd ATC Run to the Rose H., Gr.2 (1200m, to Exosphere and beating Holler)
3rd ATC George Ryder S., Gr.1 (1500m, to Winx and Kermadec)