Written Tycoon was back in the spotlight at Oaklands Junction on Sunday when his weanling colt from Peppie (Danehill) sold to Victorian pin-hookers Ampulla Lodge in partnership with Ascot Farm for $170,000.
The Woodside Park stallion was coming off another successful weekend with two more juvenile winners – I Remember You & Tyzone – in Queensland. They increased his lead at the top of the Australian 2YO sires’ premiership to 9 winners of 18 races and $4.13 million in prizemoney.
Written Tycoon also sired G1 Manawatu Sires’ Produce Stakes winner Luna Rossa in April.
Ampulla Lodge owners Steve and Ceri Jostlear made a $500,000 pin-hook profit with an Exceed And Excel colt from last year’s Great Southern Sale and they were delighted to secure the Day 1 leader from Woodside Park.
“We think he’s the best colt here this year. He’s a good walker with a great head and eye,” Ceri Jostlear stated.
The colt’s dam Peppie has already foaled Group 2 MVRC Crystal Mile winner Sea Battle and second-dam Pepite d’Or is a stakes winning sister to Group 1 sprinter Gold Ace.
“He kept developing while being prepared for the sale and we kept increasing his reserve,” Woodside Park’s Matt Tillett said.
“We’re delighted that Ampulla and Ascot Farm purchased him. They are very good judges and arguably the best pin-hookers around. It’s a fantastic result for everyone.”
Written Tycoon is booked out at $49,500 (inc gst) this year and the five nominations being auctioned on-line by Woodside Park through bloodstock.com.au have made well above his advertised fee.
NSW based breeder Angela Haynes bought the fourth nomination fee auctioned for $59,500 on Friday. She follows Queensland agent Neil Jenkinson ($56,500), Victoria’s Nicole Ernest ($60,000) and Balance Thoroughbreds Michael Hadley ($60,500).
The remaining nomination being auctioned online closes this Friday, 24 June at 7pm. This offering is available to all breeders, however bidding can only be done by registered users of the “Everyday Auction” platform.
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