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

NEWS

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 [...]

WRITTEN WRAPS UP THE INGLIS WINTER SALE

Written Tycoon is getting pretty good at setting records in the sale ring, and at this years Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale he raised the bar again to equal the highest priced foal ever sold at the Oaklands complex. Purchased by the partnership of Newgate Farm and China Horse Club for $310,000, the ultra-impressive youngster was consigned as Lot 383 by Bombora Downs. A well-grown weanling, having been an early [...]

WOODSIDE YOUNGSTERS WARM UP THE INGLIS WINTER SALE

The team from Woodside Park Stud won’t have time to feel the winter chill at the Inglis Great Southern Sale, as their quality draft of 13 weanlings will be keeping them warm parading for prospective buyers. Located in Barn H, the draft includes three foals sired by their pin-up boy Written Tycoon and a lovely Zoustar filly. Additionally, other youngsters on offer are by Victorian stallions Reward for Effort, Helmet, [...]

RICH ENUFF SET FOR SUCCESS

Woodside Park Stud’s magnificent stallion is home for good after Rich Enuff enjoyed his first season as a stallion in the sunshine state. He has followed in the footsteps of his sire, Champion Stallion, Written Tycoon in having the opportunity to cover the best and fastest mares in Queensland. Being a wonderful boost for the Queensland breeding industry, Rich Enuff stood in conjunction with premier stud farm, Glenlogan Park. Rich [...]

TOP MARES HEADED TO CABLE BAY

Woodside Park Stud in collaboration with Gilgai Farm, Grand Lodge and B2B Bloodstock are working together to ensure Cable Bay, the Group 2 winning son of Invincible Spirit (Green Desert) will have an unparalleled opportunity for a successful first season at stud in Australia. In a strategic manoeuvre, the Cable Bay Syndicate have joined forces with highly respected bloodstock agents Damon Gabbedy from Belmont Bloodstock and Dermot Farrington, to identify [...]

A NEW CAREER FOR WARHORSE BOMBER BILL

Enjoying the sun on his back and the lush pastures of Woodside Park Stud, popular galloper Bomber Bill is now embarking on a new career as a nanny, supervising the next generation of gallopers. An important job, Bomber keeps the youngsters relaxed and secure with his presence in the group. Having only just been separated from their mothers, the weanling foals have each other for company and Bomber Bill as [...]

DOUBLE YOU TEE DEBUTS FOR WT

Double You Tee, the cleverly named two-year-old colt by Written Tycoon is making his promising debut this weekend at Devonport in Tasmania. Trained by the leading Tasmanian stables of John Blacker, he believes the eye-catching youngster has an exciting future. "He is a very nice colt. Being a big, tall, long horse, he looks like a stayer, but he has a bit of wheel about him which is very promising." [...]

MILLION DOLLAR BABIES FOR WRITTEN TYCOON AND ZOUSTAR

Off the back of an exceptional “best of the best” Inglis Easter Sale for Woodside Park Stud, the term “million dollar baby” has a very nice ring to it. With Written Tycoon going from strength to strength he was certainly due to hit the million dollar mark, and the outstanding Brilliant Bisc colt sold at Easter saw him become the first current sire standing in Victoria to achieve this figure. [...]

WOODSIDE PARK PRE TRAINING & BREAKING

The pre-training and breaking division of Woodside Park Stud is an outstanding facility for beginning the early education of thoroughbreds. They are given the necessary tools they need to perform confidently and professionally in their future racing careers. Renowned horseman Matty Upton, along with a team of dedicated and knowledgeable staff, manages the division. Being involved from the start, Upton has years of industry experience including at prestigious properties, Sutton [...]

GILGAI AND WOODSIDE TEAM-UP TO SHUTTLE CABLE BAY IN 2017

Gilgai Farm in collaboration with Woodside Park Stud, as well as Grand Lodge and B2B Bloodstock, have this morning announced that Cable Bay, the Group Two winning son of Invincible Spirit (Green Desert), will shuttle from Highclere Stud in the UK to Woodside Park in 2017. Cable Bay was an extremely precocious two-year old who ran a faster time in the Group One Dewhurst Stakes (Gr 1, 7f) than greats [...]

ONWARDS AND UPWARDS FOR MILWAUKEE

The promising galloper, Milwaukee snared the $150,000 Rich Enuff at Woodside Park Stud Bendigo Guineas with plenty in reserve, comfortably beating Sword Of Light, who nosed out the fast-finishing Kazio. Part-owned by Rupert Legh, Milwaukee wears the famous racing colours of Chautauqua, who won his third T.J. Smith Stakes at Randwick only twenty minutes earlier. The colours of navy blue with a gold lightning bolt took the lead throughout the [...]

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