With the first yearling sale of 2019 done and dusted, the results of the Magic Millions Yearling Sale highlighted some outstanding results for not just Woodside Park Stud’s draft, but our stallions as well.
Not only did the farm sell all nine yearlings through the ring, leading to a 100% clearance rate, but both Written Tycoon and first-crop sire Rich Enuff achieved fantastic results.
Ensuring that the draft met market expectations, each and every yearling was sold through the ring under the fall of the hammer, highlighting that the Woodside Park Stud team understood the product, and more importantly, what the buyers were after.
Knocked down to Bennelong Bloodstock, Lot 485 led the way for the draft, with the Written Tycoon x Crystal Spur filly recording $320,000 in the ring.
Another that sold well was Lot 70, the bay Written Tycoon filly out of the Listed-winning Rock of Gibraltar mare that went to Queensland’s Kelly Schweida Racing and Wilrace Pty Ltd.
Another pleasing aspect of Woodside Park Stud’s draft was the outstanding array of purchasers with the likes of Ciaron Maher Racing, Gai Waterhouse/Adrian Bott, Ryan Balfour Racing, Phoenix Thoroughbreds, Ken Keys and Spicer Thoroughbreds all purchasing from the draft.
On the stallion front, Written Tycoon led the way for all Victorian-based stallions, impressing with his top price of $900,000, a record for a yearling by his sire sold at the Magic Millions, and purchased by James Harron Bloodstock, who knows the progeny of the stallion all too well having secured eventual Magic Millions 2YO Classic and G1 Golden Slipper winner Capitalist a few years prior.
Achieving a respectable average of just shy of $300,000, almost six times his service fee at time of conception, Written Tycoon was only headed by I Am Invincible for the number of individual yearlings sold, having had an impressive array 40 lots find new homes, secured by the likes of China Horse Club, Newgate Bloodstock, Aquis Farm, Phoenix Thoroughbreds, Hawkes Racing, Spendthrift Farm, Grahame Begg Racing, Tony McEvoy and Chris Waller to name a few.
Exciting Written Tycoon juvenile Hightail, sold by Woodside Park Stud in 2018 at the sale to China Horse Club, Winstar Farm and Newgate Farm, finished a gallant third in the $2m Magic Millions 2YO Classic on Saturday and looks like he will develop into a lovely horse down the track.
Another son of Written Tycoon to produce the goods during the sale was his outstanding G2-winning son Rich Enuff.
With seven yearlings selling at an average price of $150,000, almost 11 times his $13,750 service fee, Woodside Park Stud could not be more excited about the way his yearlings impressed everyone.
Achieving a top price of $300,000 for the Glenlogan Park-consigned Lot 131, the strapping colt was knocked down to B K Racing & Breeding and Andrew Williams Bloodstock on day one of the sale.
The next opportunity to secure a Woodside Park Stud-consigned yearling will come at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.