In perhaps an unprecedented situation, a Victorian based sire has topped the averages at the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale in Sydney.
Woodside Park’s Written Tycoon was the leading sire by averages (with 3 or more sold). A record highest sales price was achieved for his progeny when Lot 381 a colt out of the Zabeel mare Zals sold to the China Horse Club/Winstar Farm for $305,000.
“We have great respect for Written Tycoon,” said Michael Wallace, Bloodstock Manager of the China Horse Club.
“He will be trained by Peter and Paul Snowden and will race in partnership with Winstar Farm.”
These sale ring results came in the days following a phenomenal string of results at city tracks across Australia.
Written Tycoon sired a treble at Caulfield including the impressive Shakespearean Lass in the Listed WJ Adam Stakes as well as the Mark Riley trained Grande Rosso and the Mick Kent trained Written.
At Morphettville, Boys Getaround Him gave Written Tycoon his fourth city winner for the day. While in Sydney, the Written Tycoon mare Press Report was narrowly edged out in the Group 2 ATC Breeders Classic by the Makybe bred Amicus.
Written Tycoon is currently sitting equal second on the Australian General Sires List by winners. He is equal with Fastnet Rock both on 81 individual winners and in front of Snitzel, Choisir, Lonhro, Redoute’s Choice, Exceed and Excel and Sebring and surpassed only by Not A Single Doubt.
Written Tycoon is also sitting in 7th position on the Australian leading sire list by earnings just in front of multiple champion sire Redoute’s Choice as well as other star sires Snitzel, More Than Ready and Exceed and Excel.
The Woodside Park sire is without doubt that one of the hottest stallions in the country right now and the fact that he is being recognized internationally as a sire of stallion prospects proves that to no end.
Having covered 177 and 184 mares respectively in seasons 2014 and 2015, it is clear breeders around Australia see this Victorian sire as one of the very best.
Buyers will be able to access 20 Written Tycoon yearlings entered for the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.