With ten winners in the past seven days, Woodside Park’s Written Tycoon has his foot to the floor as we race towards the end of the season which will see him sire more winners than he ever has before.
A repeat win of the Victorian Champion Sire title was all but confirmed months ago.
Written Tycoon enjoyed a breakout 12 months in 2015/2016 when his star two year-old Capitalist won the Magic Millions 2YO Classic and Golden Slipper to give the son of Iglesia progeny earnings of $10.1 million and third place on the Australian General Sires List behind Street Cry (IRE) and Not a Single Doubt.
This season, Written Tycoon has another star colt running for him in Group 1 Blue Diamond winner Written By and, while his collective $9.7 million in earnings may not quite surpass his previous best, his 150 winners so far has been a personal best.
The Australian Champion First Season Sire of 2010/2011, Written Tycoon spent his first eight seasons at stud never standing for a fee greater than $13,750 and all of his success to date has been achieved from this modest base.
His first yearlings conceived at a higher fee of $19,800 (in 2015) are rising two year-olds and his two subsequent crops (weanlings and foals due this spring) have been bred at fees of $49,500 and $88,000.
Some of the best mares in the country have visited Written Tycoon in Victoria in the past two years so it will be very interesting to see what effect they have on his burgeoning results.
Just browsing through the mares to have visited the Tylden stallion barn in 2017 you can’t help but be impressed.
Group 1 winning mares and Group 1 producing mares included Bel Mer, Gold Anthem, Headway, Pasadena Girl, Makybe Diva and Scandinavia. Add to that the likes of Group winners Heatherly, Oasis Bloom, Gregers, Karuta Queen, Kulgrinda, Vergara and Miss Promiscuity. And that’s just a start.
More illuminating however is the quality of NSW-based breeders that sent mares to Written Tycoon in 2017.
Renowned breeders such as Newhaven Park, Emirates Park, Edinburgh Park, Strawberry Hill, China Horse Club, Aquis Farm and Gooree Park among many others have sent at least one if not multiple mares south of the Murray.
Such a long list of top quality commercial breeders list has never been seen before in Victoria.
That level of clientele combined with ongoing racetrack and sales ring success of his progeny certainly makes the strong case for Written Tycoon’s fee to rise to $110,000 this spring.
Excerpts from Breednet.