Woodside Park has announced the service fees for its trio of star stallions with Written Tycoon, off the back of record-breaking yearling sales results, having his fee increased to $88,000 (incl GST).
The announcement comes on the eve of the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale where it is expected sons and daughters of Written Tycoon as well as their first crop sire Zoustar are expected to attract high prices.
Written Tycoon is the reigning Champion Australian Two Year Old Sire, the Victorian Champion Sire and sire of the 2016 Magic Millions 2yo Gold Coast Classic winner and 2016 Golden Slipper winner.
Written Tycoon’s yearlings averaged $307,500 at January’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, a sale-leading 22 times his service fee. His highest priced yearling at Magic Millions was $650,000 while a yearling colt attracted $500,000 at the Inglis Premier Sale.
He has been a sire in huge demand among broodmare owners particularly during the past two seasons in which he has covered 184 mares in 2015 and 224 mares in 2016.
Zoustar was the fastest and highest rated sprinter of his generation winning the stallion making Group 1 double in the ATC Golden Rose and VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes.
He has covered an average 170 mares in his first three seasons at stud. Zoustar’s progeny made their yearling sale debut on the Gold Coast and averaged $265,156. His top priced yearling sold for $550,000 with a further 22 yearlings selling for $200,000 or greater.
Zoustar’s service fee remains at $44,000 (incl GST).
The new addition to Woodside’s Tylden stallion barn is Rich Enuff, the highest rated son of Written Tycoon. He made his breeding debut in 2016 at Glenlogan Park in Queensland covering a super book of 124 mares.
The Ken Keys trained colt burst onto the scene as a three-year-old winning the Group 2 Danehill Stakes down the famous straight six at Flemington. He still the holds the record time for a three year old colt at the track over the 1200 metre distance.
That performance was followed by a win in the Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude over 1400 metres and then a gallant runners-up effort in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas.
The young sire’s service fee for 2017 is $13,750 (incl GST)