On the racing front, Foxwedge’s (pictured above) highly talented Australian-bred, but South African raced Run Fox Run resumed from a break to win over 1000m at Kenilworth on Wednesday.
Defeating a quality field which included four G1 winners, the Brett Crawford trained 4yo will next target the G1 SA Sillies Sprint at Scottsville in July – and having never been beaten by her own sex on the track, the mare looks a great chance to earn that elusive G1 victory.
Speaking of South Africa, the Candice Dawson-trained Infamous Fox, a dual Listed-winning son of Foxwedge will contest Saturday’s G1 H F Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes (1600m) at Turffontein.
Raced by the Ralphs Racing Pty Ltd, the 5yo grey gelding will be ridden by Diego de Gouveia and although facing some of South Africa’s top-class racehorses, he does love the distance with both his stakes victories coming over the same trip.
Heading into G1 racing in Queensland and the running of the Stradbroke Handicap on Saturday, Written Tycoon will be represented by two runners in the 1400m feature.
The Woodside Park Stud bred and Magic Millions sold Hightail, a winner of his last two starts highlighted by stunning win in the G3 Gold Guineas (1400m), the 3yo is raced in partnership by Newgate S F, China Horse Club Racing Pty Ltd, Horse Ventures, Winstar Farm Llc, Newgate Bloodstock, Nick Vass Bloodstock, New Woodside Park and G1G Racing & Breeding, and victory in the race would take his earnings past the $1 million mark.
Also contesting the race is the Toby and Trent Edmonds-trained Tyzone, an exciting example of the longevity of the Written Tycoon progeny on the track. Set to have his 41st start on Saturday, the 6yo finished second in this race last year between Trekking, and with 16 wins and over $1 million for his connections, he personifies the toughness the bred possess.