Monday, June 6, 2011


As announced by Shayne O’Cass in the Sportsman on Friday, exciting Domesday colt – Pressday – will stand at Eliza Park from 2012.

Group One winner Pressday will stand alongside the sires of world champion sprinters Black Caviar and Hay List at Eliza Park Stud, but not before he completes a potentially lucrative spring campaign.
One of the nation’s leading stud farms, Eliza Park has announced that wider ownership under an exclusive syndication deal would be offered in the multiple Group winning sprinter/miler.
“Eliza Park is establishing a 50 share syndicate which will race and breed from the horse, with shareholders offered the rare opportunity to take part in the remainder of the colt's exciting career,” Eliza Park CEO Cameron Croucher explained.
Pressday will remain under the guidance of Sydney’s leading trainer Chris Waller who purchased the colt at the 2009 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.
Waller intends to aim the son of Domesday at the Epsom Handicap and Cox Plate in the spring and the Doncaster Handicap next autumn.
“This means if the horse wins both or either of the Epsom/Cox Plate double or his Doncaster target, his obvious increase in value as a stallion prospect will not affect those who have secured their shareholding prior,” Croucher said.
Waller is forecasting a big time ahead for the colt: “I’m confident Pressday will perform well during the spring with some exciting races ahead, which will certainly enhance his stallion prospects when he retires to Eliza Park Stud next year,” Waller said.
“On pure ability there is not a horse in the stable that can match Pressday. A combination of bad luck and lack of maturity held him back as a three-year-old ... but nothing will hold him back as a four-year-old.”
Win, lose or draw Pressday boasts an array of positive attributes that should appeal to breeders and buyers down the track.
Firstly he is the best son or daughter of his sire Domesday who is partly responsible for studmaster demand for Red Ransom sons.
Domesday originally stood for just $5,000 at Darley Cootamundra, but due to his status as a ‘pre-potent upgrader’, it has been announced that he will now stand at a fee of $22,000.
A truly striking colt, Pressday is an especially well-credentialed thoroughbred through his distaff-line.
His dam, Kaaptive Empress, is a daughter of the multiple Group One winning Sir Tristram grandson, Kaaptive Edition, and has a number of stakeswinners locally and in the USA on the page.
“Furthermore, Pressday represents a complete outcross to the dominant Danehill bloodline with the Red Ransom/Danehill cross working particularly well,” Croucher summarises. “The Danehill outcross is just another of the reasons why we’re excited to be standing 2010 Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver this season.”

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