Sire: Press Statement

Colour: Bay

Dam: Giovanna Bella

Sex: Filly

Age: 1

Foaled: Oct 15, 2019

Country: Australia


This filly is a beauty and the fact that we were able to pick her up for $70,000 in a very tough market this year, it was very good buying.

She is a full sister to both a 2YO city winner and our 2YO ‘California Press’ so buying her was a no brainer. As well as this even though she is a little bit more feminine naturally, she looks very much like her brother did at the sales last year when one of our clients paid $190,000 for him at Magic Millions.

We feel that this filly is in the same model as her brother and we will be looking at a sprinter/miler sort of horse, 1200m – 1600m. California Press made his debut at Newcastle on the 18th of February running a good 3rd and we see a lot more in store for him next preparation when he fills out.

Get in touch with our Racing & Bloodstock Manager Colum for more information at or +61 497 214 886




Foaled 15th October 2019

SireHinchinbrookFastnet RockDanehill
PRESS STATEMENT (AUS) Snippets' LassSnippets
2012Kaaptive EmpressKaaptive EditionKaapstad
  Nile EmpressUpper Nile
DamIffraajZafonicGone West
GIOVANNA BELLA (NZ) PastoraleNureyev
2009Hula LeiSir TristramSir Ivor
  Hula DanceRiverton

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. Half-brother to SW Pressday (BRC TJ Smith Classic, Gr.1). Sire of 77 rnrs, 26 wnrs, inc. SW Equation (Canberra Guineas, L), SP Baby Wong and of Giovanna Run, Incredulous Dream, Spokesman, Hold the Press, Hurry Hurry Gain, Newsreader, Daily Bugle, El Santo, Time Scale, He's the News, Kitty Cat Chat, Ansu, Paper Daisy, Argus, etc. His oldest progeny are 3YOs.


1st dam

GIOVANNA BELLA, by Iffraaj. 3 wins from 1200m to 1600m, BRC Mullins Lawyers H., Gallopers $1 Membership H., 3d BRC Landfill Logistics Pty Ltd. This is her fifth foal. Dam of four foals to race, two winners-

Belladeel (g. by Dundeel). 2 wins at 1100m, 1400m to 2019-20, ATC Autumn Carnival on Sale H.

Giovanna Run (f. by Press Statement). Winner at 2, A$94,750, in 2019-20, ATC Everest Carnival on Sale 2YO H., 2d ATC Grunt Standing at Yulong 2YO H.

California Press (c. by Press Statement). Placed at 2 in 2020-21 in Aust.

Giovanina (f. by Hinchinbrook). Placed at 3 in 2019-20 in Aust.


2nd dam

HULA LEI, by Sir Tristram. Unraced. Sister to MORVEN WARRIOR, three-quarter-sister to LOVE DANCE, SIR MIDAS, Kape Dancer (dam of TIP THE WINK), half-sister to Hula Song, Dancing Hula (dam of I'VE GOT RHYTHM). Dam of 9 named foals, 8 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

Twopaddocks. 5 wins from 1600m to 2100m, ARC Byerley Park H., Radio Network H., Hawkes Bay Veterinary Associates H., 2d ARC Auckland International Airport H.

Giovanna Bella. 3 wins. See above.

Moonloushe. 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, A$107,150, VRC VES Collex 2YO H., MVRC Omega Smeg H., General Aviation H., 3d MVRC Pages Event Equipment H., Desa 2YO P., Sale TC Mercedes-Benz Sprint H.

Coup Nelson. 3 wins to 1200m, Otago RC Southern Sports Bar & Grill H.

Dal Sir Tee. 2 wins at 1400m, WRC Racing Syndications H., 2d Manawatu RC Dunstan Stayers Qualifier H., WRC Sporting Tours Melbourne Cup H., Lone Star Petone H.


3rd dam

HULA DANCE, by Riverton. Unraced. Half-sister to HULA CHIEF, HULA DRUM, HAWAIIAN SONG, Hula Gold (dam of SIR MIDAS). Dam of 10 foals, 9 to race, 6 winners, inc:-

LOVE DANCE (Kaapstad). Second top filly on The 1994-95 NZ 3YO Free H. 4 wins from 2000m to 2200m, NZ$320,025, A$89,000, Hawkes Bay Kelt Capital S., Gr.1, Avondale Gold Cup, Gr.1, Waikato RC Sir Tristram Fillies Classic, Gr.2, Hawkes Bay Mudgway Partsworld H., 2d AJC Australian Oaks, Gr.1, ARC Championship S., Gr.2, Te Aroha JC New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.2, ARC Ladies Mile, Gr.3, John Andrew Ford H., Avondale JC Western Leader H., 3d Hawkes Bay Plumpton Park Hotel & TAB H., 4th ARC Easter H., Gr.1, VRC Turnbull S., Gr.2, ARC Soliloquy S., L. Dam of-

Global Dance. Winner at 2, 2d MRC Shankhill Lass H. Dam of-

SEE THE WORLD (Danzero). 9 wins to 1300m, A$574,150, ATC Maurice McCarten S., L, Gosford RC Takeover Target S., L, 2d ATC Winter S., L, 3d ATC Sebring S., Gr.3.

Capital Raising. 4 wins from 1300m to 1600m, A$86,250, 2d City Tatt's RC Tattersalls 2YO P., SAJC Super Sunday May 2YO H. Dam of-

GLOBAL THINKING (So You Think). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 900m to 1600m, NZ$84,100, Southland Guineas, L, BOP RC Gartshore H., 2d Otago RC Dunedin Guineas, L, 4th Whangarei RC Northland Breeders' S., Gr.3.

Lobola. Placed at 2, 2d STC Hyland Race Colours 2YO H. Dam of-

HANDFAST (Street Cry). 6 wins to 1400m, A$436,225, to 2019-20, ATC South Pacific Classic, L, 2d BRC The Phoenix S., L, SCTC Hampden S., L, 3d Canberra RC National Sprint H., L.

RUSAMBO (Elusive Quality). 2 wins at 1200m, A$252,940, MVRC Mitchell McKenzie S., L, 2d MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3, Zeditave S., L, 3d VRC Danehill S., Gr.2.

MORVEN WARRIOR (Sir Tristram). 6 wins from 1800m to 2400m, A$94,875, WATC Winter Cup, Gr.3, Happy Valley H., Golden Wing H., City Life H., 2d SAJC Hello Shady H., Sans Rival H., Class Four H., WATC TV Extra H., 3d Geelong RC Derby Trial S., L.

Hula Song (Sackford). Winner at 1300m, 3d VATC Gwyn Nursery S., L, Mona Nursery S., L, 4th VRC Ottawa S., L. Producer.

Kape Dancer. Winner at 1300m in Aust. Dam of-

TIP THE WINK (Stravinsky). 6 wins at 1200m, 1400m, NZ$165,165, WRC Lightning H., L, Manawatu RC Flying H., L, Totally Vets H., 3d ARC Railway H., Gr.1, CJC Stewards S., Gr.3. Producer.

Volk Dancer (Volksraad). 3 wins at 1400m, 1600m, ARC Twilight II H., Avondale JC Takanini Feeds H., 3d ARC Soliloquy S., L, 4th Matamata Breeders' S., Gr.2.

Dancing Hula. Unplaced. Dam of-

I'VE GOT RHYTHM (Rhythm). 4 wins from 1800m to 2000m, R166,585, Greyville Darley Arabian H., L.

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