Out of a 3/4 sister to DENMAN, from the great Darley-bred family of Slipper winner KIAMICHI

Sold $1260
Josh Julius

2yo Bay Colt

  • Sire: Press Statement
  • Dam: Lilly In Love (by Lonhro)
  • Foal Date: October 19, 2017 (AUS)
  • Trainer: Josh Julius (VIC)

By Press Statement, the only colt of his generation to win a Group 1 race at two and three.

His Sire

PRESS STATEMENT was an undefeated Group 1 winning two-year-old. His three wins in his debut season included the Group 1 BRC JJ Atkins Stakes. At the age of three he went on to win the time-honoured Group 1 Caulfield Guineas, later retiring in 2016 as the only colt of his year to win a Group 1 race at 2 and 3.

By a former Champion First and Second Season Sire HINCHINBROOK, Press Statement is a half brother to Group 1 winner PRESS DAY.

Press Statement’s first yearlings hit the sales in 2019 and made an immediate impact at the Magic Millions, selling to $340,000 and averaging $170,000 (6+ times covering fee). His 56 yearlings sold for an average of $65,000.

His Dam

LILLY IN LOVE is a three-quarter-sister to Group 1 winner DENMAN (STC Golden Rose). She hails from the very good “Darley- bred” family of Group 1 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes winner PRESERVE, multiple stakes-winners SAFEGUARD and ARCHIVES. Deeper in her pedigree exists Golden Slipper winner KIAMICHI.

She is by the former Champion 3yo and Horse of the Year, LONHRO who is an outstanding sire standing for $70,000 at Darley. He is also a notable broodmare sire. His daughters have produced 24 stakes-winners at an excellent strike rate of almost 6% of runners.

His Trainer

With racing in his blood, Josh Julius was bound for a career on the track and in his brief period as a trainer is making grand inroads while gaining a reputation as a terrific horseman.

Saddling up his first runner in April 2014 – Julius’ first winner would come in May that year with his second victory hot on the heels one week later. The 28-year-old has been preparing a constant flow of winners ever since and a recent stable relocation to Bendigo in Central Victoria is the next step for Julius to continue to climb the premiership ranks.

The stable is pleased to showcase their facilities, news and latest offerings via their interactive website which also acts as a communication portal to owners and welcomes all enquiries and inspections.


Price: $1260
PDS Available: Yes
  • Inclusions: All costs to 31-Aug-2019