$110,000 inc. GST
Iglesia x Party Miss
Chestnut 2002 16.1 1/2 HH
Champion Victorian Stallion Written Tycoon continues to go from strength to strength with not only his progeny on the track, but his yearlings in the sale ring.
Achieving his sixth individual G1 winner with the highly talented race mare Booker, winner of the Oakleigh Plate (1100m) where she defeated a classy field including G1 winners Spright, Nature Strip and Viddora, the mare has amassed almost $850,000 in career earnings for connections in what is a testament to her ability.
Written Tycoon’s pre-potency to stamp his foals in the image of himself, with the exceptional ability to produce outstanding commercial types, ensure his progeny are highly sort after by the educated and astute buying bench at all major sales.
Selling up to $900,000 at both this year’s Magic Millions and Inglis Australian Easter yearling sales, the demand for his progeny continues to rise.
As the sire of 49 stakes performers, an impressive 74% winners to runners ratio, six Group winners and tremendous fertility and libido, Written Tycoon will once again stand at a fee of $110,000 (inc. GST) for 2019.
With six individual G1 winners, there is clearly no sex bias with three winners a piece led by the recent Oakleigh Plate winner Booker, who joins the 2018 G1 Blue Diamond Stakes winner and highest 2YO Timeform Rated colt of his season in Written By.
G1 Golden Slipper and Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Capitalist has his first crop weanlings in the sale ring this season, while Written Tycoon’s G1 Doomben 10,000 winners Music Magnate is continuing to show the longevity of his sires’ stock, still racing competitively at stakes level as a 7yo.
Outside of the sensational Booker, Written Tycoon fillies and mares to perform at the elite level include the Tatt’s Tiara winner Tycoon Tara and the juvenile winner Luna Rossa, the top 2YO filly of her year in New Zealand.
With progeny earnings over $60 million highlighted from his 49 stakes performers who sit at 74% runners to winners, the exceptional prizemoney on offer in Australia has seen many of his leading runners continue to race here throughout their career.
Led by Woodside Park Stud’s very own Rich Euff, Written Tycoon’s G2 winners include fellow stallion Winning Rupert, as well as the G1 Stradbroke Handicap runner up Super Cash, and the nine time winner Howmuchdoyouloveme.
Written Tycoon’s speedy Group 3-winning mare Written Dash, highlighted the broodmare capabilities of Written Tycoon, with the second foal from the mare selling at the 2019 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale for $1.7 million, the equal third highest price of the sale, after her first foal topped the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale the year prior when selling for $480,000.
The only son of Last Tycoon’s (Try My Best) Iglesia at stud, and out of a Kenmare (Kalamoun) mare, an element of Written Tycoon’s success must be credited to providing breeders with an outcross that suits the majority of pedigrees. With the Australian broodmare band being saturated with Danehill blood, he has achieved success from a diverse range of dam lines, not being restricted to suiting a particular nick.
Written Tycoon has always recorded exceptional fertility and in the past few seasons has covered some of the best pedigreed and performed young mares in the country.
Written Tycoon won on debut at Randwick at two for trainer Grahame Begg, coming from fifth on the turn to score by 2.25 lengths, running the 1100m in 1:04.25. It took a good youngster to beat him next start when he was second to Champion 2YO filly Fashions Afield over 1200m at headquarters, with the likes of subsequent Golden Slipper winner Stratum, Manton and Media in his wake.
He scored his biggest win at his third start when he had a length to spare over Domesday and with Flying Pegasus, Dr Green and Jet Spur next in the Group 2 Silver Slipper Stakes at Rosehill, a race won by the likes of Exceed And Excel, Smart Missile and Pierro. Once again he came from third at the turn to run 1:11.98 for the 1200m on a dead track.
At three Written Tycoon resumed in the Group 2 San Domenico Stakes over 1000m at Randwick, coming from well back to be runner-up to Media and with subsequent Oakleigh Plate winner Snitzel in third and Stratum fourth in a time of 57.47. He was also second in the Listed Satellite Stakes over 1100m. He retired with two wins and three seconds from 11 starts for earnings of $289,325.