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A Tatts Tiara adorns the Group 1 Tycoon Tara

Tycoon Tara’s $500,000 Group 1 Tattersalls Tiara win has again confirmed the phenomenal rise of Woodside Park Stud’s Written Tycoon. The talented and tough mare is now the fourth individual Group One winner for the sire, following on from Music Magnate, Luna Rossa and last year’s Golden Slipper winner, Capitalist.  


Written Tycoon covered a massive book of 224 mares last spring at a fee of $49,500 - the second most popular stallion in Australia, and not surprisingly with the stallion now having 19 stakes winners with prize-money in excess of $37 million.

Bred in Victoria by former trainer Tony Krushka, the daughter of Written Tycoon dictated the speed from the front after kicking clear in the first half of the straight, holding on gallantly to defeat the fast finishing Prompt Response by a long head.

Peter Snowden was thrilled to see Tycoon Tara rediscover her best form, and said it was a great way to finish off before Krushka retires her to the breeding barn this season.

“Full credit to the mare, she’s done a great job, he said.

“I’m really glad for Tony, because I was prepared to pull the pin after her last start, I thought she didn’t want to compete anymore but she looked the best I’d seen her look for a long time and she carried that into today.”

Originally entered in the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale as Lot 369, Tycoon Tara was withdrawn by Krishna, who races the six-year-old mare with family and friends, hoping for an elusive Group 1 victory before going to stud.

Tycoon Tara has been the standout performer for Written Tycoon this season, when she secured three Group victories during the first half of the season, including the Group 2 Missile Stakes, the Group 3 Bob Ingham Show County quality and Rosehill’s Group 2 Golden Pendant from a five-start spring campaign.

Tycoon Tara is the third foal out of Krushka’s four-time winner Mosstara, who unfortunately passed away in 2014.

So impressed by her win Krushka is considering racing her one more time before being retired to stud.

“Tycoon Tara will go to stud this spring, but she’s likely to have another run before then, Krushka advised.

“I spoke to Peter (Snowden) about it on Saturday, and the plan at this stage is to give her a bit of a freshen up and then run her again in August to hopefully win back-to-back Missiles.

“We haven’t decided on a stallion for Tycoon Tara at this point but we’ll make a decision in the next week. You don’t want to leave it too late because a lot of the top stallions would have big books already, but hopefully, they’ll manage to squeeze her in,” Krushka said.

You wouldn’t think that will be a problem, in fact, you would be surprised if the leading stud’s are not ringing him.

Courtesy of his continuing stream of Group and black type winners, a million dollar yearling at the Inglis Australian Easter, a sale-topping weanling and a top 10 ranking, Written Tycoon will deservedly stand this season at a fee of $88,000.

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