Press Statement's Newsreader Looks the Real Deal

Mark Smith - Wednesday February 10

Following a dominant win in the valuable Magic Millions Maiden on the Gold Coast on January 16, the Press Statement filly Newsreader returned home to Sydney with a flawlwess performance in a benchmark 72 over 1200m at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

Ridden by James McDonald for trainer John O’Shea, Newsreader circled the field three-wide before the turn and left than standing in the straight. The 6/4f defeated Sedition (Exceed And Excel) by two and three-quarter lengths with born a warrior (I Am Invincible) a half-head back in third.

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her second consecutive win, Newsreader advanced her record to two wins and three thirds from eight starts with earnings of $211,835.

 

A $170,000 purchase by Champion Thoroughbreds out of the Yarraman Park Stud draft at the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Newsreader is the first foal of the well-performed Thorn Park mare Thinking Of You.

Newsreader a $170,000 Magic Millions Yearling

A winner at Caulfield, Thinking Of You finished third behind First Seal and Winx in the Group 1 ATC Flight Stakes at Randwick.

Two days ago a half-brother to Newsreader by Zoustar was purchased by Parnham Racing Stables for $65,000 out of the Yarraman Park Stud draft a the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.

Thinking Of You has a Dundeel filly foal and was covered by So You Think last spring.

Press Statement (Mark Smith)

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Race Result - Vinery Stud (Bm72) 1200m

Warwick Farm Track: Good(4) Time: 1:09.69
1
Newsreader
T: J A O'Shea J: J B Mc Donald 55.5
3f Press Statement (AUS) x Thinking Of You (NZ) (Thorn Park (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $170,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud Scone NSW
B: Champion Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd
2
2.8
Sedition
T: Richard Litt J: Rachel King 58
6g Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Jerezana (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
3
3.0
Born A Warrior
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: Tommy Berry 56.5
4g I Am Invincible (AUS) x Soorena (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $1,400,000
V:Gilgai Farm, Nagambie, Vic
B: JR Hawkes Pty Ltd ATF Hawkes Family Racing Trust
4
3.8
High Court
T: J N Englebrecht J: K Mc Evoy 60
5g Star Witness (AUS) x Venassas Jig (USA) (Street Cry (IRE))
5
4.2
Savoury
T: Bjorn Baker J: J R Collett 57
4g Savabeel (AUS) x Impulsive Dream (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
NZB Karaka - Book 1 $200,000
V:Bradbury Park
B: Bjorn Baker Racing
6
5.1
Amusez Moi
T: Richard Litt J: J Parr 57
4g Dalghar (FR) x Next (GB) (In The Wings (GB))
NZB Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs $60,000
V:Regal Farm
B: Dr JA & Mrs DM Bowbyes
NZB Karaka - Book 3 $26,000
V:Kilgravin Lodge
B: Mr Zheng Man
7
5.7
Already Blessed
T: G Portelli J: Reece Jones 57.5
3g Better Than Ready (AUS) x Blessed Anna (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale $140,000
V:Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm, Corinella, Vic
B: Darby Bloodstock Pty Ltd
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $61,000
V:Yarramalong Park Kalbar Qld
B: Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm
8
5.9
Celer
T: Ms K Waugh J: Tom Sherry 56.5
5g Excelebration (IRE) x Amalfi Cat (NZ) (Catbird (AUS))
Inglis Scone Yearling Sale $60,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone
B: Kim Waugh Racing Stables
9
6.3
Beach Baby
T: Joseph Pride J: B Avdulla 58.5
5g Turffontein (AUS) x Media Academy (AUS) (Royal Academy (USA))
10
9.3
Green Mountain
T: M J Dunn J: S Clipperton 59
6g Street Cry (IRE) x Berengaria (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $500,000
V:Sledmere Stud, Scone
B: Magus Equine
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