Written Tycoon colt Winning Rupert has stamped himself the most exciting young sprinter in training with a breathtaking victory at Doomben.
It is this type of performance that is sure to excite any breeder that plans to sell a yearling by Written Tycoon at the yearling sales in 2017.
Winning Rupert blitzed a class field of three-year-olds by more than 5 lengths in the Listed Golden Edition Plate (1200m) stopping the clock at a sizzling 67.97s. The time is just a tick outside the long-standing record held by Takeover Target!
Winning Rupert (3c Written Tycoon – Winaura by Show a Heart) was presented by Eliza Park International at the 2015 Gold Coast March Yearling Sale. There’s no black-type close-up in the pedigree, but his obvious good looks caught the eye of Magic Millions manager Barry Bowditch and trainer Bjorn Baker.
Sold for $67,500, he has now won two legs of the Summer Triple Crown series and will collect a $500,000 bonus if he wins the Group 3 Vo Rogue Plate (1400m) on New Year’s Eve or the $2 million Magic Millions Guineas in January.
Baker’s stable representative Clare Cunningham tipped further improvement from Winning Rupert.
“He’s an exciting horse and very promising. He’s only has four starts and he can do better,” she said.
Written Tycoon stands at Woodside Park in Victoria and, in response to an unprecedented winning run, the Tylden operation bumped his service fee from $19,800 to $49,500 after star colt Capitalist won the Group 1 Golden Slipper.
The increase didn’t deter broodmare owners.
Woodside posted the “Book Full” sign in May and, by November’s end, more than 200 mares visited Tylden for an appointment. This included Helsinge (dam of world champion Black Caviar), Extremely (dam of Group 1 winner Extreme Choice) plus Group 1 winners Samantha Miss, Gold Edition and many more quality broodmares.
Written Tycoon’s dominance is expected to continue through his sire sons.
Winning Rupert’s unbeaten record already has major thoroughbred investors circling with a bright future ahead on the track and at stud.
His champion juvenile Capitalist claimed the 2016 Magic Millions Classic – Golden Slipper Stakes double and will cover his first book at Newgate Farm next year.
Woodside Park also stand his brilliant winning sprinter Rich Enuff in partnership with Glenlogan Park. He blazed a trail winning the Group 2 Danehill Stakes and Group 3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude and is just finishing a first-up book in Queensland before returning to Victoria to stand next year.