NEWS 2018-09-10T02:10:07+00:00

NEWS

WRITTEN IN THE STARS

As the winner of five of his six career starts, highlighted by a stunning victory in the G1 Ladbrokes Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield during his juvenile season, Grahame Begg’s Written By, a son of Victoria’s Leading Sire Written Tycoon looks to have come back in fine form. Making is seasonal debut at Caulfield on Saturday in the Skyline Education Foundation Plate (1000m), the Jordan Childs-ridden colt went forward [...]

WOODSIDE WEEKLY WRAP

The continued dominance of global sire sensation Deep Impact was once again on show over the past week when his three-year-old fillies ran the trifecta in the Group 2 Sho Rose Stakes (1800m) at Hanshin racecourse in Japan. It was of no surprise that the 15 strong field comprised ten fillies by Deep Impact, with the Katsuhiko Sumi-trained Cantabile winning by a length and quarter from Salacia, with Lathyros taking [...]

WITH THE SUN ON THEIR BACK, THE STALLIONS HAVE A SPRING IN THEIR STEP!

Blessed with a beautiful morning, the annual Woodside Park Stud stallion parade showcased Victoria’s most successful, versatile and exciting stallion roster to the industry. Eager to be back in the breeding barn, their four exceptional resident stallions put on an impressive show for a large turnout of mare owners, bloodstock agents, trainers and industry participants. While enjoying the morning’s delicious breakfast buffet, and hot barista coffee, Cable Bay was first [...]

WOODSIDE PARK STUD WELCOMES TOSEN STARDOM

The timing of Tosen Stardom’s arrival yesterday to Woodside Park Stud could not be better, as with the recent success of Deep Impact’s progeny at home and abroad, he is making sure he gains the full attention of mare owners and bloodstock agents ready to select their stallions for the upcoming season. Deep Impact has now clocked up his 35th Group 1 winner with Jour Polaire dominant in the Victoria [...]

WOODSIDE PARK STUD – 2018 STALLION FEE ANNOUNCEMENT

Victoria’s Woodside Park Stud is delighted to announce their 2018 stallion roster, headlined by Champion Victorian Sire Written Tycoon and supported by the impeccably well-bred, highly rated two-year-old, Cable Bay, and Written Tycoon’s fastest and highest rated son, Rich Enuff. Woodside Park Stud General Manager Commercial, James Price is also thrilled to announce that the son of Deep Impact, Tosen Stardom (JPN) will join the 2018 stallion roster at the [...]

A GOLDEN GLOW ON WOODSIDE’S SLIPPER

As we march to the 2018 Golden Slipper, there is no doubt that it will be an incredible battle between Written Tycoon’s tough and talented colt, Written By and Zoustar’s exceptional and dominate filly, Sunlight. With the two horses heading the betting, fueling the excitement and creating a flurry in the media, Woodside Park Stud, and the Victorian breeding industry have already won. “It’s an incredible coup for Woodside Park [...]

BLUE DIAMOND’S AND SILVER SLIPPER’S AS WOODSIDE STALLIONS DOMINATE

Woodside Park Stud had plenty to celebrate this weekend with the outstanding win of Written Tycoon’s son, Written By in the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes, the tough fighting victory of Sunlight the Group 2 Silver Slipper and their future stallion, Tosen Stardom back to his best and ready to take on the Sydney Carnival. Written By’s Blue Diamond victory had to be seen to be believed, as the lightly [...]

HISTORY IS WRITTEN

It was the most successful weekend for Written Tycoon in history when Woodside Park Stud’s Champion stallion went to a new level with seven winners over the weekend including a phenomenal three Group victories. The promising two-year-old Written By kicked off Written Tycoon’s notable treble with victory in the Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude for Colts and Geldings, smart filly Booker won the Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes and Super [...]

DUAL GROUP 1 WINNER TOSEN STARDOM TO STAND AT VICTORIA’S WOODSIDE PARK

Woodside Park Stud is thrilled to announce that they will be standing dual Australian Group 1 winner, Tosen Stardom (JPN) at stud in the spring of 2018. Securing a son of Japan’s Champion sire, Deep Impact, Tosen Stardom is a massive coup for Australian breeders. As a loyal advocate of the Victorian breeding industry, Woodside Park Stud’s principal, Mark Rowsthorn is proud to provide mare owners with the opportunity to [...]

WRITTEN BY TO FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF HIS CHAMPION SIRE

Trainer Grahame Begg’s Written By looks to have a very bright future indeed by following in the footsteps of his sire, Woodside Park Stud’s Champion Stallion Written Tycoon after winning the $100,000, 1000 metre opener at Sandown’s Ladbrokes Park. Beginning his racing career in the same fashion, impressively winning on debut, Written Tycoon went on to claim the Group 2 Todman Stakes, two starts later. "He was a great horse [...]

VOBIS SIRES YEARLINGS TO DEBUT ON THE GOLD COAST

The much-anticipated Magic Millions Gold Coast January Yearling Sale catalogue was released last week, and it features the first crop of horses to be eligible for the inaugural running of the $1.5 million VOBIS Sires race series. A total of 1062 yearlings have been entered in the Sale, which runs from January 10 to 16. Within the catalogue, 109 lots have been nominated to the Super VOBIS incentive scheme, 76 [...]

FIRST DAY OF GOFF SALES SEES CABLE BAY FOAL SOLD FOR 75,000 EURO – HIGHEST PRICED FOAL BY FIRST SEASON SIRE

On the opening day of the Goff’s November Foal Sale, a Cable bay colt out of a daughter of Australian Group 2 winner French Bid was sold for €75,000 to Tally Ho Stud making it the highest price foal for a first season sire. Highclere Stud’s Jake Warren, who bred the colt said, “we are delighted with the sale, this colt is an excellent example of the precocious, well balanced, [...]

A GUNN IN THE BREEDING BARN

Ben Gunn has indeed been living up to his namesake this season, with excellent results and feedback on the young Stallion Manager throughout the industry. With this being his first season at Woodside Park Stud managing the covering barn, Gunn has arrived with a wealth of horse experience behind him, having been born and bred into the industry in Newmarket in the UK. His father was a jockey and his [...]

CHAMPION WRITTEN TYCOON GET’S HIS MELBOURNE CUP QUEEN

As race goers celebrate spring racing and the Melbourne Cup Carnival this week, studs and farms around Australia are in the thick of the breeding season. With newborn foals on the ground hopeful of becoming the next Winx or Black Caviar, the undeniable Queen of the Cups, belongs to the incredible racemare, Makybe Diva. Now a valuable broodmare, the “Diva” has visited the who’s who in Australian breeding barns, and [...]

ANOTHER GROUP 2 FOR WRITTEN TYCOON’S GALLANT SUPER CASH

Gallant is certainly the right word for the tough win of the Written Tycoon sired, Super Cash in the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday. With Illustrious Lad hitting the front and looking like the winner at the 150-metre mark, Trainer Andrew Noblet’s Super Cash was able to wear down her rivals in the shadows of the post to claim another first-up victory. Jockey Katelyn Mallyon was delighted [...]

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON, LIKE GRANDSON

With numerous reports that his first foals are outstanding coming through daily from all around the country, Rich Enuff is proving to be Written Tycoon’s most exciting son at stud. Rich Enuff has had the support of numerous top-class mares at stud, and as a sire, he will brilliantly continue on the legacy that began at Daandine Stud in Queensland, where Jan Clark famously bred both Written Tycoon and Capitalist. [...]

WRITTEN TYCOON’S BOOKED FOR MORE GROUP 1 GLORY

It was another brilliant weekend on the track for Woodside Park Stud stallion, Written Tycoon with his daughter, the Ellerton-Zahra trained mare, Booker saluting in the Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude at Caulfield on Underwood Stakes Day. Booker is now the 21st individual stakes winner for the Champion Victorian Sire, and her hard-earned victory will give her a deserved shot at Group 1 glory in the Thousand Guineas in a [...]

THE BEST OF THE BEST FOR CABLE BAY

It is rare that a stallion standing his first season in Australia creates as much interest and publicity as Cable Bay. Without spending thousands on advertising, boasting racetrack victories or proven progeny, Cable Bay has become a self-generating promotional machine. For Cable Bay has something else, something even better to attract the top breeders. He has a very clever owner that the Australian thoroughbred industry has unwavering trust in. Rick [...]

DAD’S ‘CHOICE MAKES IT 4 IN A ROW

Balf’s Choice won another race on Saturday. That was his fourth in a row at Morphettville too. The 5YO son of Written Tycoon had raced on 16 occasions prior to this campaign for just the two wins and a bunch of placings, but appears to have found another gear this time around, much to the delight of trainer, Ryan Balfour and breeder/part owner, Grant Kinter. Such has been the rise [...]

TYCOON TARA AWARDED NSW CHAMPION SPRINTER

Champion mare Tycoon Tara won the 2017 NSW Champion Sprinter Award at the NSW Racehorse Association event held at Randwick on Thursday, 17 August. The star mare who scored her final career win with a dashing front-running display in the $500,000 Group 1 Tattersall's Tiara (1350m) last season, finished her racing career with 10 wins (including the Group 2 Golden Pendant, Group 2 Missile Stakes, Group 3 Show County Quality [...]

FATHERHOOD ARRIVES FOR RICH ENUFF

Woodside Park Stud has welcomed Rich Enuff’s first foal, a healthy filly from the beautifully bred Redoute’s Choice mare, Balsamico. An example of the quality mares Woodside Park Stud has supported the young son of Written Tycoon with, Balsamico is the dam of well-performed galloper Masthead, making the new bundle of joy on the ground a three-quarter sister. Masthead can proudly lay claim to be Written Tycoon’s first Group 1 [...]

WRITTEN TYCOON RETAINS HIS CHAMPION VICTORIAN STALLION CROWN

Written Tycoon resembles a fine wine as he continues to improve year after year. Held in the highest regards amongst the most astute thoroughbred judges, by the finest sommeliers, he would be comparable to a grange. Having taken out Champion First Season Sire of Australia in 2010/11 when he was just starting his incredible career in the breeding shed, he is now recognised for the second season in a row [...]

CABLE BAY HAS ARRIVED ON AUSTRALIAN SOIL!

Woodside Park Stud’s new stallion, Cable Bay has arrived from the UK in fine health, handling the 24-hour flight like a true professional. He is currently undertaking his post-entry quarantine period for 14 days at the Mickleham horse compound under the expert care of Woodside Park Stud’s stallion handler Barry Faulds. With new regulations in place, all horses arriving to Australia must now come through the Melbourne Airport and complete [...]

A TATTS TIARA ADORNS THE GROUP 1 TYCOON TARA

Tycoon Tara’s $500,000 Group 1 Tattersalls Tiara win has again confirmed the phenomenal rise of Woodside Park Stud’s Written Tycoon. The talented and tough mare is now the fourth individual Group One winner for the sire, following on from Music Magnate, Luna Rossa and last year’s Golden Slipper winner, Capitalist. Written Tycoon covered a massive book of 224 mares last spring at a fee of $49,500 - the second most [...]

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