Pressday Flies Aussie Flag In American Campaign

By: Sarah Fortnum
December 19th, 2011

Previous champion two-year-old Pressday is currently preparing to make his debut appearance in America in the early part of next year.

The now four-year-old is due to have his first run at Santa Anita Park, which is located outside Los Angeles in California.

The Domesday entire has been transferred to John Sadler, who is one of the leading Californian trainers.

His new trainer is confident Pressday will be a valuable addition to his already talented stables.

“We’ve also got a real nice horse from Australia named Pressday,” Sadler said.

“He’s a three-year-old coming four and we should be able to run him in the first month or two of the meet.”

Pressday was originally trained in Sydney by premier trainer Chris Waller before falling victim to a bleeding attack in the Group 2 Sebring Sprint at Rosehill in September.

The bleed took away any chance of Pressday competing in his previously planned spring campaign.

Pressday is already a valuable stud prospect after winning the Group 2 Champagne Classic, Group 2 Sires’ Produce Stakes and the Group 1 T.J. Smith as a two-year-old.

The horse, which was purchased for just $38,000 from the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale in Sydney, has now won five of his 13 starts and earned more than $825,000 in prize money.

The decision was made to send Pressday to America, where there are no restrictions placed on horses that bleed, by Eliza Park Stud.

Eliza Park, which is located in Victoria, will stand Pressday at their facility once he finishes racing.

Santa Anita’s winter/spring carnival will begin on Boxing Day later this month and Pressday is expected to contest a number of turf stakes races during his campaign.


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