It was the most successful weekend for Written Tycoon in history when Woodside Park Stud’s Champion stallion went to a new level with seven winners over the weekend including a phenomenal three Group victories.
The promising two-year-old Written By kicked off Written Tycoon’s notable treble with victory in the Group 3 Blue Diamond Prelude for Colts and Geldings, smart filly Booker won the Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes and Super Cash took out the Group 2 Rubicon Stakes for the second year in a row.
And the winners around the country kept coming, with Blue Tycoon and Tycoon Sofie over at Morphettville, Hanwritten at Doomben, and Teriki rounding out the weekend in Hobart.
Written Tycoon has now achieved the coup of 100 individual winners for the season to date., a truly incredible achievement.
Written Tycoon’s brilliant day at Caulfield, began with the unbeaten colt Written By saluting in the Blue Diamond Prelude (C&G).
Now a strong contender for the Blue Diamond, and validating his notable win on debut, Written By’s trainer Grahame Begg and his father, breeder and owner, Neville Begg, are delighted with their Blue Diamond bound colt.
“He’s got great determination. Gallop or trial, he just wants to hit the line. He’s a real racehorse,” Begg said.
The next to salute was the beautifully prepared filly Booker, dominating the Group 3 Kevin Hayes Stakes. As a result, the classy filly has booked her spot in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate and trainers Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra, are thrilled with how she has strengthened since the spring.
“She’s got a big heart, and we’ve learned that she is best at sprinting. She is an impressive filly now; she’s like a colt,” Ellerton said.
A $230,000 purchase by part-owner Barry Griffith from the 2016 Inglis Premier Yearling sale, Tillet remembers her well as a yearling.
“She was a beautiful yearling, a very athletic, pretty filly. She looked a million dollars in the pre-parade ring, and being against quality fillies, she made them look second rate..”
Then exceptionally in the next race, Written Tycoon celebrated his third stakes-winner of the day when defending champion Super Cash burst between runners to take out the Group 2 Rubiton Stakes.
After the two impressive juvenile wins, Super Cash flew the flag for the mature generation, showing the versatility and depth of talent Written Tycoon produces. Noblet believes five-year-old mare has kept getting better with age.
“She is a dynamite mare, and bearing in mind her fresh form, I would like to go straight to the Group 1 Robert Sangster Stakes. I’m confident there a couple of top class races still to come before we think about the breeding barn.” Noblet said
Super Cash is the best of three winners from Millar’s Dash for Cash mare, Super Bucks. “To win the race back to back validates that she is a seriously good mare and she is now approaching the million dollar mark,” Tillett said.
With Inglis Premier only around the corner, Written Tycoon is in the spotlight with breeders, trainers and owners and this weekend proves again why he the most consistent source of Group winners in Victoria.
“As Melbourne’s Premier sale ties in with the Festival of Racing, the timing couldn’t be better for Written Tycoon to dominate the first big day.”
“With a massive 47 yearlings catalogued, they are a seriously good group, and we couldn’t be happier with the 13 of our own. We will present the nicest draft of horses we have ever had the pleasure to sell,” Tillett said
And while it is perfect timing to sell a Written Tycoon, the weekend’s results have also made it the perfect time to buy.
With this year’s Premier yearlings being offered from his best mares to date, this crop could achieve even greater success, and rewrite the history books.